Its a real shame that mental illness and physical illness cannot be viewed from the same perspective. Unlike physical illnesses that affect many of us at some time in our lives, depression is not physically visible. It is not easily shared or spoken about, and can be left to build and take over a persons life.
It can start out with odd thoughts and feelings, even though they might not seem to make full sense, and feel strange they still have an impact and can become harder to push aside. This can lead to feelings of sadness, repetitive distressing thoughts and sensitivity. The body can become tired and lethargic, and there becomes a want to push people away, even though there is a loneliness and recognition inside that you need help.
“It can feel too hard to reach out for help whilst most of me just wants to just be left alone and switch off”
People are often afraid to talk about what goes through their mind for fear that the feelings will get worse, that others will see them as weak and worthless. Talking to someone independent and in a safe environment, can shed light from a new angle. More insight into how much control you can and do have on your own life, and a much clearer and realistic perspective. A way forward.
Stephen Fry talks about his depression
What I can help with
There are times in life when things become too difficult for us. Often friends and family can offer support, but sometimes this isn’t enough.
Therapies I offer
My practice provides Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling that is appropriate for my clients individual needs.
My private practice
My Private practice studio is based in the heart of Ulverston, Cumbria, however I also works using SKYPE.
About Lakeland Therapy
My work is integrative in nature, offering Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision to clients across the region
2 Bolton Place