Depression and Despair

You may be experiencing despair in response to grief and loss, or you may feel as if you exist in a constant state of despair that does not lift.  I can work with you on a short or long-term basis to pass through and overcome your despair, and if appropriate to help you understand its meaning and origins.

Part of my role as therapist will be to hold on to the hope and the knowledge that things can get better for you even when you do not feel that way yourself, and to journey alongside you until such time as I can pass that hope back to you – something that can, and will, happen.

What is it?

Despair, and its clinical counterpart, depression are characterised by a loss of hope, a lack of belief that things can improve, a loss of interest in activities that once gave us pleasure, and sometimes disrupted eating and sleeping, fears and feelings of dread about the future, and a lack of energy or motivation.

“The opposite of interpersonal trust is not mistrust. It is despair.  This is because we have given up on believing that trustworthiness and fulfilment are possible from others.  We have lost hope in our fellow humans” – David Richo