Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days or weeks and may not be what we often call depression.

When you struggle with more persistent feelings of depression, it can interfere with daily life and often causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Some people find it difficult to sleep, eat or imagine how anything will ever improve. Work, relationships or just getting out of bed in the morning may take tremendous effort. This can be debilitating and can make life feel like a trial every single day.

Depression often carries a stigma that can prevent people from seeking help and support. By fostering open and compassionate conversations, we can contribute to destigmatising depression and creating more empathetic and supportive attitudes.

How therapy can help with depression

Exploring your experience of depression with someone who will not tell you to ‘snap out if it’ and who won’t worry about you, can be enormously helpful.

How we treat ourselves when we feel depressed is more important than getting over it quickly. Homa therapists work from a compassionate standpoint that neither denies or indulges the symptoms, but seeks to identify the patterns that lead you into and out of your particular type of depression.

A Homa counsellor can assist you in identifying the underlying causes or triggers. Through open discussions and therapeutic techniques, they can help you gain insights into your thoughts, behaviours, and emotions, enabling a better understanding of the root causes of your depression.

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