Depression affects one in five people at some point in their lives.
Anyone can get low at times, but with depression, the feelings don't go away quickly, or become so bad they interfere with everyday life.
The symptoms may include feelings of sadness, anxiety, emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt, irritability, or restlessness.
Depressed people often lose interest in activities they once found pleasurable, or have difficulty concentrating, remembering details, making decisions, etc. Their weight may change dramatically; they might have trouble sleeping, or sleep excessively, experience fatigue, lack of energy, aches and pains or digestive problems. They may contemplate or attempt suicide.
Sometimes there may be obvious reasons for becoming depressed (a relationship breakdown or bereavement), sometimes not.
Often the depressed person will try to struggle on and cope by keeping busy. This can make them even more stressed and exhausted and can cause physical pains, such as constant headaches, or sleeplessness.
Typically in social terms:
not doing well at work
taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends
neglecting your hobbies and interests
having difficulties in your home and family life
Help & Support
If either yourself, a friend or a member of your family are affected by depression, book your first appointment with us now to see how quickly we can start to help you back on the road.
We pride ourselves on providing high quality responsive and friendly services, delivered by our Narrative Coaches who posess a wealth of experience.
We are usually able to see you for your first appointment within a few days of your request. Any subsequent sessions (if required) are agreed between yourself and your Narrative Coach, arranged at a frequency to optimise progress and to suit your own personal circumstances.
If you require any further information, please feel free to contact us.
We look forward to meeting you soon.