Drop in Mood & Depression
How can I manage my depression?

Depression can affect up to 1 in 6 of the adult population so it isn’t as unusual or as untoward as you may think.

Symptoms can include:
  • lack of motivation
  • difficulties in concentration
  • irritability
  • crying
  • sleep disturbances
  • suicidal thoughts
  • self harm
  • pessimism
  • lack of enthusiasm / pleasure
  • social withdrawal
  • changes in appetite
  • loss of sex drive

Often it’s not just the impact of depression on you. It will also have knock-on effects on the people around you, both in personal and professional relationships.

With counselling I will help you to explore and understand the root causes of the drop in mood and/or depression. I will help you deal with the underlying issues and to develop strategies to counter such feelings.

The onset of depression can arrive for many different reasons:
  • loss
  • redundancy
  • relationship problems
  • mental ill health (OCD, PTSD…)
  • low self-esteem
  • peri-natal depression / post-natal depression
  • and many, many more

Sometimes you cannot even identify the underlying cause of the depression. So I will help you to understand the cause, examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute towards your low mood. I will work with you to identify what maintains it, and teach you strategies to overcoming the depression.

I will work with you to learn to become your own therapist, developing personal coping strategies and tools & techniques for you to utilise for the long term.


Carla is an experienced and highly trained therapist working in Milton Keynes (Bucks). She is both BABCP accredited and a BACP Member. She is also an accredited Family Law Consultant with Resolution. Carla is an empathetic counsellor who works with her clients in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.

Central Milton Keynes - & Buckinghamshire (London)

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Or email: carla@carlaswan.com