Counselling for depression

Depression is far more than just feeling sad and can get in the way of your ability to enjoy daily activities. It can become hard to even get out of bed some days. Because of the nature of depression, it may even take some time before people seek help from a professional.

Sometimes we are aware of why we experience depression, other times there is no obvious cause.

Depression may be caused by bereavement, major life changes, losing a job, childhood experiences, anger, illness, alcohol and other factors.

If you have been experiencing depression for more than a couple of weeks, the first step is to speak to your GP to check to see if there is a medical issue that needs looking into. Most of the time if is a result of events in our lives, which counselling can be extremely helpful with.