Depression is estimated to affect at least one in five people at some stage in their lives. Depression can leave the
individual feeling lost or exhausted. Feeling there is "no fight left in you" is common. Other feelings can be triggered by
depression such as negative emotions like anxiety, anger or shame. The world can seem like a dark or even a terrifying
place. In turn, this can lead to isolation - staying in the house or not wanting to meet friends. Loss of routine can lead
to feelings of helplessness.
I work with the client to achieve focus on the problem. It may also be necessary to also tackle underlying factors
such as the early life experiences that help form the beliefs we have about ourselves.
Depression can take many shapes and so differing approaches are necessary. Together with a client, I explore ways of
dealing with depression for that person. It is very important that the approach is suitable for the individual
who seeks therapy and everyone's experience is different.