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Depression for many is the elephant in the room, is different for everyone and can be triggered by all sorts of things that have not been dealt with in the past or in the present moment. How we deal with it depends on the severity. We all live very full on, busy lives and things happen that we do not have time to deal with – or are not aware of the impact until it is too late. We may find ourselves struggling to be motivated and don’t want to get up in the mornings or we may isolate ourselves, only to see our self worth and self esteem diminishing.

How long did it take to get there? What was our trigger to depression?

Not knowing where to start and having blind spots to ourselves of how we got here, and what is happening to us, cause us to feel so helpless. We wonder who we can trust and what will work for us. We seem to fall down the same hole over and over again and then look up and it takes every effort to get just a little way up and then we slip backwards. The climb does not always go smoothly, but you can move on from depression and use it has a yardstick of where you were once. Eventually you will be able to see where you want to go and how you will get there.

What will this new space look like and how can you take small steps to move on from depression?

Even if we do go backwards we never return to the same place. Freeing our inner selves and having more self-awareness means we start to have a sense of what we want. We may find ourselves wanting to share our journey and wonder if our experience can help others. We may find ourselves talking of our experience more in terms of a break through rather than a breakdown.

There are steps we can take and if we keep with psychotherapy then the possibilities thereafter are endless.

Are you suffering from loss or bereavement and live in Hampshire or West Sussex, then phone Jacquie on 07733 454 790 or email