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Depression is common. Nearly a quarter of all people will experience depression at some point in their lives.

Though common, each person experiences depression differently and the symptoms and severity of depression will be different for different people.

Depression is an illness with deep feelings of sadness and sometimes hopelessness. Depression is more than occasional feelings of low mood. With depression, feelings can last for an extended period of time and will often have a considerably negative impact on a person’s life.

Depression can come and go or feel constant and pervasive.

Depression is not just one thing

Certain people are more prone to depression, for example those with a family history of the illness.

There are different types of depression and many, many symptoms of these depressive moods.

Often people suffering from depression will describe persistent sadness, loss of energy, loss of motivation or self-confidence, an inability to cope with things that used to be manageable and feelings of helplessness or hopelessness.

These are just a few – there are more symptoms of depression and these vary in intensity among those affected by the illness.

Depression and low mood can affect anyone

Anyone can experience depression, and depression is not something someone can easily ‘snap out of.’ And it’s not always easy to spot someone suffering from depression.

Some people will experience recurring depressive periods throughout much of their lives while others will experience depression only occasionally, often as a response to a difficult life experience. Some people describe feeling depressed constantly while others feel they live with unhappiness or depression always close by, waiting to overcome them at any time.

Depression is a different experience for everyone and it can have a negative impact on most areas of life.

How counselling for depression can help

Depression is treatable and is usually managed through counselling and psychotherapy or medication, or a combination of both. The type of treatment used in depression (whether medication or counselling) is a personal choice for each individual.

Our therapists help our clients identify the underlying causes of depression in an effort to alleviate depression and its many symptoms.

If you feel depression plays a role in your life, or if low moods and unhappiness are a persistent problem, one of our therapists may be able to help. To make a first appointment, please get in touch.

You may want to learn more about how psychotherapy can help with depression or how personal therapy might help.

Depression affects one in four people. Facing depression is the first step towards feeling better.

Depression is likely when low feelings don’t go away quickly and become so persistent they interfere with everyday life.

Our experienced therapists

Our therapists have much experience helping people affected by depression. Your first appointment will help determine whether therapy is right for you.

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How we work with depression

There are many different types of therapy used in the treatment of depression. We work with each client to find the most helpful approach. Everyone’s counselling needs are different.

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