Most everyone sometimes feels sad. But when feelings of sadness interfere with daily life and cause pain for both you and those who around you, you may have depression. Depression affects everyone differently, so symptoms can vary widely. Depression is often characterized by a loss of interest in activities that once were pleasurable. If you are depressed, you may feel sad, unhappy, anxious, angry, troubled, empty, distracted, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, frustrated or agitated.

You may cry for no reason and have regular thoughts about death, dying or suicide. Many people with depression also have physical symptoms such as aches and pains, loss of appetite or overeating, insomnia or excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, and digestive problems. Depression can be temporary and caused by a life event (such as child birth or the loss of a loved one) but for some it is a lifelong battle.

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States affecting close to 7% of the adult population. Visiting a mental health professional is an important first step in coping with depression. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away (Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255).

Therapists specialising in Depression

Amanda Copeland

Cognitive analytic psychotherapist

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Chris Molyneux

BACP Senior Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor & Supervisor

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Lorri Craig

Psychologist. Therapist Counsellor

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Dr Clarissa Bartlett

Counselling Psychologist

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Duncan Long

Counsellor & Therapist

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Emma Russell

Humanistic Integrative Counsellor

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Alex Macfarlane

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Claire Scott

Therapeutic Counsellor

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Jake Yearsley

Integrative counsellor

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Kate McGuire

Trauma and Psychosexual Therapist

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Keren Ghitis

Mindfulness based Psychotherapist Senior Trainee (UKCP)

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Gavin Beard

Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist Using EMDR

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Lukas Dressler

Psychologist (MSc.) & Integrative Psychotherapist

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Nicola Turner

Psychotherapist, NeurOptimal® neurofeedback trainer

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Peter Hutt

Person Centred Counsellor

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Stephanie Fortescue

Psychodynamic Therapist

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Sarah Bailes

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

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Sarah Frances

Sensorimotor therapist , Core Process ( Mindfulness based ) UKCP accredited trainee; HCPC registered

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Serena Roche

Psychotherapist

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Tim Park

Addiction Therapist

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Will Geffin

We Can Change Integrated Therapy

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Zoe Boylan

Humanistic Counsellor MBACP

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