Paul Cockayne – 07791 970406 – email@example.com
This is a sort of counselling “blog” to give you a flavour of how I work. You can find more information about me by clicking one of the links above. This blog was previously at http://www.pcrc.berkshire-website.co.uk where historical entries from November 2008 can be found.
Depression can eat away at you, it can grow like a cancer. It can start off small but grow to be huge. You can feel sucked in to depression, pulled in to a black hole, powerless to prevent it. And depression can pull others in too – your partner, your friends, they too can be affected, infected, sucked in to the same black hole.
Counselling can help you to separate yourself from the depression, to look at from the outside, to give you the power to cope with it, rather than the depression holding power over you.
Thinking about the things you can control, you can change, and thinking in small steps can help to change the dynamics of depression. It is not necessarily a quick process but if you can start to regain power and control over parts of your life, however small, you are making the first, important change in conquering your depression.
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