Depression can affect anyone, and it does affect one in four people in their lifetime.

About Depression

Depression affects your daily life, making it hard for you to find enjoyment in day-to-day activities. Living with depression can be very difficult, for both those suffering and those around them. You may find it hard to get out of bed, while other days you may feel more able to go about your normal daily routines.

Having a low mood and no enthusiasm for life can make seeking help difficult. If you are struggling with your emotions and feel unable to cope, speaking to a Counsellor can help you understand what is happening to you and enable you to explore the different ways to help you cope.

Everyone’s experience of depression is different and so speaking to an integrative counsellor who adapts their approach to the needs of the client and their experience can open up your options.

What does depression feel like?

If you have depression you are likely to have no motivation or interest in things you used to enjoy, and so life doesn’t hold the same meaning for you. Some people have feelings of worthlessness, like life isn’t worth living, anxious, tearful and worried. You may also have trouble concentrating and being indecisive or even become irritable with others.


These difficult moods often lead to changes in the way you live your life, this could be that you sleep more or have broken nights, are tired and have a lack of energy. Eating patterns can be disrupted where you either lose your appetite or overeat. Depression can lead to you isolating yourself from friends and family and taking part in fewer social activities and having difficulty at work.


Why do we become so depressed?

Depression can affect anyone, and it does affect one in four people in their lifetime.

Sometimes you know what the cause is, but other times there isn’t an obvious reason why you feel so down. Life events can take their toll on us. Divorce, bereavement, relationship problems or losing a job can alter our mood and de-rail our life’s journey.


It could be that you’ve been made redundant, or someone close has died, or it could stem from disappointment, frustration or anger. Usually, there will be more than one reason why you suffer from depression, and these reasons differ from person to person.

If you experience depression symptoms for most of the day, every day, for more than two weeks, you should seek help from your GP. If your feelings start affecting many parts of your life, this is a sign you may need professional support. 

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