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Struggling with depression

Most people have times when they feel unhappy, sad or hopeless. These feelings might last for a few hours, days or longer. But when these feelings continue for extended periods of time, it is an indication that you could be depressed.

Depression is not about being weak. It is not just a case of needing to be made of sterner stuff. It is real and it is a recognised mental health concern.

Depression can be experienced as mild, moderate or severe. It might interrupt your ability to live life as you want or it could leave you feeling like you want to end your life.

If you are thinking of ending your life there are organisations and crisis teams who can support you. Please click on the link below for more information.

If you believe that you are currently unsafe please call 999.

Meaningless

When depressed it can be hard to motivate yourself to do anything. Long periods of low mood often erode a sense of purpose and meaning so that everything feels pointless.

Activities that used to be enjoyable can feel empty. Meeting up with friends, looking after children or going to work can be overwhelming.

Physical symptoms

Depression can have associated physical symptoms. People experience physical pains, tiredness or exhaustion and this can be accompanied with difficulty sleeping.

You might find yourself with no appetite or eating more than normal.

Hopeless

Not being able to change the way you feel can be debilitating. People can experience any of the following:

It can be difficult to believe that things can change.

Triggers

Depression is sometimes triggered by an event such as:

How we help

Counselling and talking therapy is offered in a confidential and compassionate space. We will walk beside you as you look at how your experience affects you and impacts your daily life.

With your therapist you can spend time understanding the thoughts, beliefs and values that contribute to feeling depression.

This process helps to regain a sense of control that enables you to manage your depression so that you are better able to cope with the inevitable ups and downs of life.

Helping our clients

Clients who self score on depression notice a significant change in just 6 weeks with EASE.

This graph shows the average score of EASE clients.  

The clinical line through the middle indicates the level at which the NHS would consider a client in need of their support.

Recovery of Depression Graph

I'm not sure how I would have gone on

“I’m not sure how I would have gone on if I hadn’t done this therapy. It has helped me when I hit a brick wall again and I was at a really low point. So easy to talk to and has been incredibly insightful.”

EASE Client