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Depression and anxiety counselling, Geelong

Depression is a mental health condition, and often it won’t get better by itself. It’s the same with anxiety.  Depression and anxiety can make you feel upset, angry, confused, overwhelmed, scared or unmotivated, fatigued or sexually disinterested in your partner and you may feel that there is no way you can get through it.

As individuals we react differently to situations and outside stresses, and it is important to remember that being affected by depression and anxiety is not a sign of weakness or failure.

Depression and anxiety can happen at any time, to anyone. While it may be confronting, seeking out counselling for depression can be a very important part of recovery. Counselling for anxiety can help you learn how to control the condition so it doesn’t continue to control you.

Postnatal Depression

Depression and anxiety are the most common types of mental health problems in the postnatal period, with the combination and severity of symptoms different for every woman.

Some common symptoms include:

  • Sleep disturbance
  • Appetite disturbance
  • Crying or not being able to cry
  • Inability to cope/overwhelmed
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling guilty and inadequate
  • Loss of sexual libido.

Along with support and patience from family and friends, counselling is one of the most helpful ways to deal with the anxiety and depression. Helen Handsjuk provides postnatal depression counselling that can greatly assist you, by giving you time with a professional who is caring and objective, as well as offering various approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy to help you on your path to recovery.

Telephone Helen on (03) 5229 8021 or 0414 681 023, or send an email.

It is quite common for those suffering from anxiety and depression to also have problems with stress. Helen offers stress management counselling in Geelong to help you deal with the negative effects stress can have on your well-being.