Gold Coast Depression Counselling Services
Our depression counselling services on the Gold Coast can help you to overcome your depression without the reliance on medication. Statistics show that nearly 20% of the Australian population will experience depression at least once in their lifetime.
Do you suffer from frequent feelings of hoplessness, misery or sadness? Do you often feel numb, detached or disconnected? Perhaps you have been taking anti-depressants for years, but are yet to see a positive outcome?
At Integrated Health Specialists, our proven depression treatment programs get to the root causes of your depression – which may be difficult to identify and overcome alone. Whilst many people turn to medication to manage depression, unfortunately it does not treat the causes of depression, it only ‘takes the edge off’ the symptoms. Depression counselling is one of the most effective ways to treat depression without medication, and more people are now turning to counselling as their primary solution to feeling depressed.
Everyone feels down or ‘blue’ from time to time, and that is quite normal. However, when that feeling stays with you for more than a few weeks and starts to affect your life, your relationships, and your ability to go about your usual daily activities then it’s time to seek support. Depression presents itself in different ways for different people. Symptoms can include:
- Loss of interest in everyday activities and/of life in general
- Feeling disconnected or numb
- Excessive negative thinking
- Chronic fatigue or exhaustion
- Changes in sleeping patterns, eg. insomnia
- Feelings of apathy and hopelessness
- Intense sadness and tearfulness
- Impaired concentration and indecisiveness
- Lack of motivation or drive
- Reduced libido
- Social withdrawal
- Changes in eating habits
- Drug or alcohol misuse
Effective counselling is often the key to long-term recovery from depression, and clients generally report feeling significant improvements in their symptoms even after as little as 4 – 6 sessions. Our Gold Coast depression counselling services can help you to implement effective strategies to manage your symptoms. At Integrated Health Specialists, our highly experienced psychologist and hypnotherapist has developed a proven depression treatment program; which identifies the causes of your depression, offers continued support through your treatment, and applies a range of proven therapies including evidence-based tools and strategies to help you to alleviate your depression symptoms.