Unhappiness, or feeling “down” is a completely natural emotion that everyone experiences every so often. However, As per the guidelines from NICE, depression is a mental health issue marked by enduring sadness that interferes with the sufferers’ everyday lives. 

Depression may be brought on by a particular “triggers” (such as traumatic events, or extremely stressful life changes), however sometimes depression episodes can occasionally appear to come and go for no identifiable reason.

Depending on a variety of factors, depression affects each individual in a unique way. A few prevalent symptoms and signs do exist, though. The following signs and symptoms can manifest in depression: 

  • feeling down or ‘numb’ for longer than two weeks
  • loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
  • reduced feelings of getting pleasure or enjoyment out of things 
  • difficulty concentrating/ remembering things
  • negative self-talk
  • lack of energy, or feeling fatigued
  • having feelings of worthlessness/guilt/hopeless and helpless
  • potential thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Our highly experienced therapists in London are aware that depression can be challenging to manage and that some of its symptoms, such as a sense of worthlessness and hopelessness, can often make it difficult for people to get the specialized support they require. 

We have specialists for children, adolescents and adults and our therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychotherapy and more.