Depression is a familiar term, though the experience of being depressed can be extremely distressing. It’s usual to be a bit “down” when returning from a holiday; it’s understandable to be very sad when someone you love dies or when a relationship ends.
However, when a person becomes submerged by a feeling of gloom, when they can see no light at the end of the tunnel, when they see no hope in sight, it’s likely they are experiencing clinical depression.
Some or all of the following feelings are present in someone who is clinically depressed: sadness, unhappiness, hopelessness, gloom, anger, anxiety, and restlessness. Symptoms such as sleep disturbance; irritability; lack of interest in anything; over or under-eating; angry outbursts; lethargy; poor concentration; all or some of these in combination may be indicators that a person is depressed.
Depression is widely treated using medication, which is prescribed by a Doctor. Counselling is an effective method of managing depression either on its own or in combination with medication.
Claire works with individuals who present with symptoms of depression & together they identify the causation & design a treatment plan to address this condition.