What is Counselling for depression?

Counselling assumes that people have a core or natural ‘self’ and that people have a natural tendency to want to be in harmony with their ‘self’. When someone develops psychological difficulties, counselling assumes that they have lost touch with this natural self in some way.

Counselling for depression follows the NICE guidelines and has been developed to help people suffering from depression, specifically. The type of depression counselling we offer typically suits those who present mild to moderate depression.

The aim of counselling for depression is to help patients access underlying feelings, make sense of them, and draw on the new meanings which emerge to make positive changes in their lives. Typically, people will receive six-10 sessions, once a week, for 50-60 minutes.

How does it work?

This form of therapy tends to view depression primarily as an emotional problem along with interpersonal processes (such as excessive self-criticism). Through the provision of a safe, confidential environment, counselling for depression helps people explore and understand the feelings underlying their depression; how to express these feelings; and then empowers them to develop new ways of looking at themselves and the world around them.

Is it effective?

It has been reported that counselling has a significant impact on depression and anxiety; and has also been found to be equally as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy. Counsellors have reported that they see noticeable changes in their patient’s perceptions of themselves and of their relationships.

4 things you could use your garden store for

Never seem to have enough outdoor storage space? From wheelie bins to garden tools, there are so many things you could stow away and keep safe in a timber garden store.

  1. Wheelie bins

If you feel like your bins have a mind of their own and seem to wander around whenever there’s a strong gust of wind, a wheelie bin store would be ideal. It would also stop them blowing over and spilling rubbish all over the street.

  1. Garden tools

If you’ve got garden tools falling out of your shed and you don’t know where to keep them, a garden store might be the solution. As well as protecting your best tools from weathering and wear, it would keep them secure; after all, they were expensive!

You could also use it to keep all of your seeds, garden growers, watering cans, gloves and anything else you need to create the perfect garden all in one place.

  1. The kids’ play equipment

Stop your kids losing their footballs, tennis rackets and other play equipment by stowing it all away in a garden store – perfect if you want to relax without anything spoiling the look of your garden!

  1. Dealing with surplus items from the garage

If your garage is overflowing with all sorts, put all of your excess items away in a garden store and create more space in your garage.