Daily life is full of ups and downs but when the downs persist you could be depressed. Depression is very common, most of us will experience some low mood sometime in our life. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that one in five of us will experience depression at some time in our lives. It ranks second after heart disease as the biggest health concern of our time.
When depression stops us enjoying life and makes interest in day to day activities is may be time to seek psychotherapeutic help. Depression can be difficult for the person experiencing it as well as those who live and work around them. Talking to a psychotherapist or counsellor when depression does not lift after a period can help you work out why the symptoms remain present in your life.
If a period of feeling low is not shifting and your usual pattern of recovering shows no signs of returning you may be feeling depressed. Some signs you might be feeling depressed are shown below...
It might be clear to you why you feel depessed, perhaps you have suffered a loss or other difficult life event. At other times it might not be so clear why depression has emerged. Reasons might include some of the following...
Yes, it can be helpful to let your doctor know how you are feeling. There may be a physical cause for your low mood and the doctor can carry out the necessary tests if applicable. The doctor may also talk to you about possible medication. Psychotherapists and counsellors do not manage medication but instead provide a space to think about and work through your feelings so you can recover.
Seeing a counsellor can help you explore why depression may be present in your life right now so that you can consider how to manage and recover. Psychodynamic counselling helps people suffering from depression to consider what unconscious thoughts might be affecting their behaviour. This type of counselling can help people understand and unpick any deep-rooted feelings and experiences they may have. By understanding how behaviour and mood are affected by unresolved issues and unconscious feelings, psychodynamic therapy helps individuals recover. Some clients find short term counselling is all they need, while others continue therapy long term to work with deeper problems.
Counselling for depression in Bromley is available by contacting Samantha Merry through her contact page.
This page provides information on Private Counselling for depression Bickley, Private Counselling for depression Chislehurst, Counselling for depression Kent, Private Psychotherapy for depression Bromley Common, Private Psychotherapy for depression Hayes, Kent, Private Counselling for depression Petts Wood. It provides an introduction to the cause of depression including Post-natal depression, major depression, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, trauma depression, bereavement pepression, divorce depression. Samantha Merry is a private psychotherapeutic counsellor offering counselling and psychotherapy in Bromley Kent.