Depression counselling is a form of therapy that helps people experiencing symptoms such as low mood, persistent sadness, difficulty concentrating and lack of motivation. Depression can be caused by any number of things, including a negative inner critic, persistent belief in negative messages created by your inner critic, lack of ability to challenge negative thoughts, low self-esteem and self-worth, few skills to build resilience, overwhelming adversity, and/or few coping skills. Depression affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Although it is normal to feel sad occasionally, it is a sign that you might need extra support when these feelings become severe and don’t go away. Even mild to moderate depression can be alleviated by counselling using cognitive behavioural therapy. CBT is effective with severe depression as well.
Common symptoms of depression include:
Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
Hyposomnia and Hypersomnia
Eating more or less than usual
Having trouble concentrating on things that used to be easy for you
If you are unsure if depression is affecting your life, take the quiz. Note – both depression and anxiety quizzes are included.
At Incentive Counselling, we provide tailored depression counselling services which focus on understanding your unique experience. Our certified counsellors will help guide you toward emotional stability and well-being by developing positive thinking patterns and setting achievable goals.
BEd, MEd, RPC
Wendy is based in Kelowna and provides counselling services in-person or online. To read more about Wendy please go here.
BSW, MSW, CLC, RSW
Connie is based in Penticton and provides counselling services in-person or online. To read more about Connie please go here.
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If you feel you could be a good fit to join Incentive Counselling, please reach out to us!