Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Sandra Williams: Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy,Reg: MBACP
14th January, 20160 Comments
January is a motivational time of resolutions and aspirations, yet for some it is a time of darker days and wanting to hide away.
Do you find yourself suffering with any of these symptoms? Then that could be an indication to seek help:
- Feeling tired all the time.
- Loss of energy.
- Sadness that stays longer than normal.
- Low self confidence/compassion.
- No longer gaining enjoyment from the things that used to bring you joy.
- Anxiety more frequent.
- Avoiding people or friends.
- Feeling helpless/hopeless.
- Sleeping difficulties.
- Loss of appetite or overeating unhealthy foods.
- Loss of sex drive.
- Physical aches and pains.
- Thoughts of suicide or death.
- Self harm.
Experiencing any of those symptoms for longer than is normal for you, could be an indication to seek medical advice.
Experiencing more than three to four symptoms over a longer time is usually a sign to seek medical advice in the form of a doctor or a therapist, and could be an indicator of depression.
Seeking advice and help from a doctor or therapist is a healthy option.
About the author
My background is NHS health care, youth work and mindfullness. In addition I am a reiki practitioner/teacher and provide relaxation and meditation skills on request, a useful way to deal with stress, anxiety and depression.
I specifically work with depression anxiety/disorder, stress, childhood issues, trauma.
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