Spirit Project

Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre for women

CPD Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Understanding Depression

We understand Depression to be one or all of the following:


  • A natural response to overwhelming feelings, situations and environment
  • Feeling hopeless and/or helpless
  • Genetically inherited
  • Connected to physiological chemical imbalances


Here at the Practice we will support you in:


  • Increasing your understanding around your depressive triggers and responses
  • Building resources that will hopefully enable you to counter balance the depressive response
  • Helping you develop and explore other ways of expressing yourself


If you believe you are affected by Depression, you should always speak to your GP first. Medication might be a more appropriate first response especially if you feel highly suicidal.


If you feel highly suicidal you can always call the Emergency Service 999, The Samaritans 116 123 (free number) or go to your nearest A&E