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Does it Feel Like You are Drowning in a Sea of Hopelessness?

Depression is a serious condition that can deeply impact your ability to function in all aspects of life.

Depression Can Suck the Life Out of You…

  • You feel like you can’t get out of bed, you don’t want to answer the phone and you wish everyone would just leave you alone.
  • You feel like if people only knew what a ‘loser’ you were, they wouldn’t want anything to do with you.
  • You feel like everything in your life has gone horribly wrong.  You don’t know how to fix it, and you can’t see any way out.
  • You feel so alone. No one understands what it’s like for you.

Here’s what depression looks and feels like:

  • Feeling hopeless and helpless
  • Irritability and exhaustion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling worthless and guilty
  • Changes in appetite and sleep
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Suicidal thoughts and the belief that life is not worth living

Depression and Anxiety Often Go Hand in Hand…          

Many who experience depression also suffer from anxiety. Anxiety is the experience of having intense fear and worry that dominate your thoughts, feelings and body to such a degree that you feel exhausted and unable to move forward.  You’re like a car with the engine revving at top speed but you’re stuck because the tires are spinning and sinking into the mud.

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Anxiety Can Run You Down and Wear You Out…

  • You feel like you’re being whipped around in a tornado.  You have no control over your thoughts and feelings.
  • When you think about all the expectations and responsibilities you have to fulfill, a knot forms in the pit of your stomach.  You’re scared stiff that you will fail.
  • Sometimes you can’t catch your breath.  It feels like you’re having a heart attack.
  • You rarely want to leave your home.  You are terrified by certain people, places or things.

This is what anxiety looks and feels like:

  • Racing thoughts, excessive worrying, difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling ‘on edge’ or a sense of impending doom
  • Stomach pain, nausea, digestion problems
  • Sleep problems (falling or staying asleep; unrestful sleep)
  • Difficulty breathing, heart palpitations
  • Procrastination or excessive preparation for things that you fear could turn out badly
  • Avoidance of certain people, places or things because they cause extreme fear

Although Things May Seem Hopeless Right Now, Your Life Doesn’t Have to Stay This Way

In Counselling, Together We Will Find Ways for You to Overcome Your Challenges and Enjoy Living Your Life Again!

You can….

  • Feel good about yourself and have more confidence
  • Feel optimistic and hopeful about your future
  • Feel physically and mentally refreshed and rested
  • Have connection again in your relationships
  • Be alert and think clearly
  • Have more energy
  • Reawaken emotions like happiness and gratitude
  • Rekindle your interest in sex

At the Tapestry Counselling Centre, we know how to help you with depression and anxiety.  We have extensive training in counselling methods, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).  CBT and EFT are well-established, scientifically researched and have a proven track record in helping people with depression and anxiety.

Your experience of counselling will be action-oriented. Together we will explore and clarify your specific struggles, formulate achievable goals, develop strategies to reach your goals, and equip you with skills to keep your depression and anxiety at bay.

At the Tapestry Counselling Centre in Vancouver We Will Help You Move Beyond Depression and Anxiety and Enjoy Living Your Life Again!

Start Getting Better Today:

  • Contact us for a free ½ hour consultation at our counselling office in Vancouver
  • Phone: 604-876-7600
  • Email: info@tapestrycentre.ca
  • Address: #203 – 4381 Fraser St., Vancouver  BC (Map)

 

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