Causes of Depression
- Genetics and family history: Genetics and the behaviour of family members may cause depression. Although behaviours from family members such as angry outbursts, physical violence or excessive drinking may feel normal to you, it may have led to feelings of loneliness or deep sadness that you do not understand.
- Trauma and abuse: If you have a history of trauma or abuse, your self-esteem and healthy coping mechanisms may have been affected. This increases the likelihood of developing depression.
- Stress: Under intense stress, anyone can experience depression because our brains don’t work like they normally do. Stress causes brain chemicals to change and this increases the likelihood of depression or anxiety.
- Health issues: Any health issue, from a chronic pain to cancer can be very challenging to live with. Not only can the health issue be distressing enough to cause depression, but the medication for your health problem may also result in you becoming depressed.
- Social well-being and lifestyle: If you feel you don’t have anyone that cares for you, your partner is making you feel sad, or you feel isolated or rejected, you may be experiencing depression.
How we help
Our counsellors have experience in guiding people to overcome depression.
We understand that every person’s situation is unique and take the time to understand your situation and what you hope to achieve.
Our solutions focused, results based approach, will provide you with the strategies you need to overcome depression.