Depression, the clinical name for unhappiness, can be described as an individual’s emotional response to a particular set of circumstances. Depression affects different people in different ways. Common symptoms include: apathy, listlessness, loss of motivation, despair or pessimism, suicidal thoughts, problems sleeping, loss of appetite, or diminishment of sexual functions.
Sometimes, for the individual suffering from depression, the cause is known. Just as often, however, it is not. Psychodynamic counselling for depression, therefore, explores the underlying causes. Depression counselling examines the thoughts and behavioural patterns accompanying depressive feelings. Exploring the narratives beyond the depression, allows for the working through of any underlying feelings. Reflecting in this way tackles the root cause of the depression.