And the day came when the risk to remain closed in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom
Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you
You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge
Depression is common – one in five people become depressed at some point in their lives.
Most of us experience periods of low mood from time to time and sadness is a natural reaction to experiences which are upsetting, painful and difficult. These feelings will usually pass .
Depression is an illness with prolonged periods of intense persistent sadness often accompanied by physical symptoms such as tiredness, changes in our appetite, disturbed sleep patterns, feeling of hopelessness or anxiety and panic attacks which affect daily functioning and make living our lives a real struggle.
There is no single cause of depression. It can result from a physical illness , prolonged periods of stress and the resulting overproduction of cortisol, or other hormonal changes such as childbirth or the menopause. It can also be triggered by life events such as a bereavement , a relationship breakdown or other trauma.
Whatever the cause, it can feel like we are trapped in a dark place of our own making.
Counselling can help you to understand your depression and learn to manage the habits and issues that contribute to it. If you feel that depression is interfering with the quality of your life do get in touch to make an initial appointment.