Are you concerned you are suffering from depression?

Offering face-to-face and online counselling and psychotherapy for depression and other mental health conditions. Sweet Mental Health is based in Gandy Street, Exeter. Matthew Sweet is a professional member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Matthew Sweet from Sweet Mental Health, Mental Health Support in Exeter and online

Depression Counselling

Depression is a mental health condition which is common in our modern society. It also comes in many forms and degrees of intensity at certain times. There are common symptoms and as a therapist who works with depression counselling it is important to consider what each client feels by monitoring what is experienced; often a person with depression will also experience other mental health problems which is known as comorbidity. In short, if you are living with depression, there are many reasons to get regular and professional support.

There are times when people who experience depression will suffer from a loss of interest or pleasure in activities which once brought satisfaction. It might be that moods are really hard to manage as they take over. Likewise, sleep and eating patterns could be really disturbed. I would suggest that people may experience a real effort to maintain energy levels and concentration which could lead to reoccurring thoughts and periods of indecisiveness. And, there might be challenges to self-worth and emotions felt by a person who has depression. There may be that feeling that things just aren’t right for you? This is where I am trained to explored to support you through depression counselling.

Counselling for depression and anxiety

I am sure if you are experiencing depression or anxiety then you would like to ask for help. However, asking for help when living with a mental health diagnosis can be hard to do. I provide somewhere where qualified and accredited support makes it possible to explore how difficult and confusing life is for you. It takes a certain safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to do this. I believe that counselling for depression and anxiety – which are often but not always interlinked – can be done face to face, and online with a counsellor.

The best outcome for mild to moderate symptoms of depression is to seek out a mental health professional. There are good indicators from the outcome of others who have experienced help from private therapy in counselling for depression and anxiety. It opens a space to really look at what goes on each day that might be adverse reactions to symptoms. The types of therapy I use help to define plans to support greater self-awareness and offer weekly checks on how homework tasks and reflections help. What I like to do is ask for constructive feedback when it does not feel right for you to get a more refined plan to personalise your service. After all, helping you to feel better is what talk therapy is all about.

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Matthew Sweet from Sweet Mental Health, Mental Health Support in Exeter and online

Therapist for depression

As we try to stay present in each session it will be important to look at how you cope in life by witnessing negative and positive temperament styles. Likewise, we will spend time looking at how you exist with other people in stressful and difficult times of your life. If this is present difficulties we will share regular checks with how you are each week and focus on what really matters to you. From experience as a therapist for depression, there are real benefits to looking how care was given through paying attention to the people you attached to. I believe that behaviours in our life do indeed signpost us to how and who you want to be when living with depression. It helps us look at the support structure you have which may, or may not have in groups. I do believe that shared experiences can enable better support.

It is important to also acknowledge how or what meaning a person you have to life. The overwhelming experiences in each day can challenge where we want to be, and the reality of just how difficult life may be at this present moment. An example, would be if you have cared for children, or an elderly parent and they no longer need this care. This emptiness leaves a great deal of space to try and understand who you are without the roles and meaning you once had. As a therapist for depression, I do also feel that connection with others is vital to understand how depression is effecting life for you. As we witnessed in lockdowns, life can be much harder when there are less people to connect with.

When we are in the cycle of change where there is a desire to move past the current symptoms, it is important to regularly check what is happening in life. For some, this could be a known, or online group of friends. There are a great many reasons to have regular support to boast well-being awareness. Based on this, I am available for weekly counselling for depression and anxiety sessions to help understand who you are.

If you would like further support and advice, contact me here, or book an introductory call. This could be a really good time to begin a private counselling experience.

Bespoke Counselling Package

50-minute Integrative Counselling sessions (weekly or fortnightly).
Online, telephone or face to face appointments in Gandy Street, Exeter.
Only £49 per session

“Through the mindfulness practice with Matt, complemented with Yoga the transformation I feel in me is just outstanding. Having readjusted my approach to me and my life as a whole, I can honestly confess to loving the ‘new’ me. Being calmer, patient, receptive and therefore realising that I achieve so much more from my day to day living is possibly the most valuable tool we can give ourself”

Kerry Godley-McAvoy, Event & Account Management, Team Army Sports Foundation

“You will not find a more professional individual than this man. Incredible listener and responder. Thoroughly trained with an immense calmness and inviting warm personality. You will meet humanity personified head on! You will feel elated when you receive help and a listening ear. Recommend thoroughly.”

Rasvinder Virdee, Torquay Photo Centre

“Matthew is kind, non judgemental and holds a level of wisdom and observance not often seen in the field of therapy. He will give you the tools you need to change your life, you just need to take the leap of faith.”

Jack Howard, Weston Super Mare