Author and Publisher: Elly Prior | Published 13-04-2018 | Modified: 13-04-2018
I suspect you're probably finding it really hard to motivate yourself. That's just one of the symptoms of depression. However, just think how good it would feel knowing that you've made that first step towards your recovery...
You can chat right now with someone who truly understands what you're going through and is trained to help you.
You may have landed here straight from the search results page, or you might have clicked on a link in any of my articles on depression. For the purpose of the info here, that makes no difference. I do want you to know, though, that this is a paid service.
It's very likely to be a huge relief to be able to rely on a therapist who'll take the time to really understand your individual symptoms and situation. And he or she can be available as often as you need.
You can start right now and get everything off your chest. Or, if you're finding the thought of it a bit daunting - scroll down. I'll explain how to prepare yourself to chat (or write) to a professional about your depression in 3 simple steps.
Before you do, remember...
It's easy to get started...
(or scroll down for further help with building your confidence first)
I want to be upfront with you - I earn a commission from BetterHelp. This is how I earn an honest income, whilst giving away ton of free information throughout my site. You pay the same fee, regardless.
Or read on to build your confidence...
I'll help you be well-prepared, step-by-step, so that you can make the best use of this opportunity in the shortest amount of time.
I'm here to increase your confidence. When you get to the bottom of this page, you'll be ready to go...
You may not be able - or want - to get face-to-face counselling. Embarrassment, financial constraints, time pressures or geographic difficulties can also play a role in keeping you out of the counselling room.
Many people also worry...
That's why I make so much information freely available on my site. But I also know that so many people would find it such a relief to freely discuss their fears, worries and problems with an expert... if only they were willing to try.
I hope therefore that I've bridged the gap with Better Help. They make connecting with a counsellor simple, but just as professional.
Are you going to give it a go?
There's nothing quite like having the opportunity to get it all off your chest. For someone to be there for you in your hour of need. For you to feel completely accepted and to get the help and support you want.
No-one needs to know about it, if you don't want them to. There's no need to even give your real name (though it's likely to feel more personal if you do, of course).
And there's no need to worry about stuff you've possibly kept hidden from other people because you can't even bear to think about it yourself.
Remember: therapists have heard it all before!
Here is what's most helpful to know when you're looking to get the best advice as soon as possible...
When you're hurt, depressed, stressed, traumatised, anxious or confused and want to write or chat - in confidence - to a professional who is objective, non-judgemental, understanding and supportive.
If you're stuck and you don't know how to get back on track, the support of a counsellor or therapist is invaluable. He or she can really help you to move forward again.
Sometimes there are just too many options, and you can't see the wood for the trees. A therapist can guide you, help you to reflect on your choices and separate the fluff from what's real and important.
I wouldn't be surprised if you feel your heart thumping and racing at the very thought of going ahead with this. I know there's little point in me saying, "Don't worry!" But there really is no need to worry :-) And it's also really easy to get started.
To ease yourself in, you begin by simply filing in the short questionnaires which take no more than a few minutes of your time. Your answers ensure that Better Help can match you with the right counsellor. He or she (your choice) will already know a little about you (from the questionnaires) when they connect with you in the online counselling room and start to chat with you.
Take a deep breath and take your time.
Ask yourself: how often have you wished you had someone to talk to? Someone who isn't involved, and whose intentions and expertise you could trust?
Here are some tips: