Everyone gets low sometimes. Our mood is meant to go up and down.
Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".
The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.
Some symptoms of depression relate to;
Depression is very common, with many studies stating that depression affects 1 in 4 people. That’s a lot of people!
What causes depression?
Sometimes there's a trigger for depression. Life-changing events, such as bereavement, losing your job or giving birth, can bring it on.
People with a family history of depression are more likely to experience it themselves. But you can also become depressed for no obvious reason.
In other circumstances, the trigger is less clear, and part of the work with your therapist will aim to identify triggers to help avoid or reduce the impact of further occurrences.
We are here to help.
We are very experienced and familiar with providing counselling and therapy online. Our clients are finding online therapy with our team to be an effective way of taking care of their mental health and addressing certain issues.
If you prefer to see us face-to-face, we’re adhering to strict safety guidelines seeing clients in person either in London or in your current location subject to prior appointment.