Depression is a serious illness. It is also referred to as depressive illness or clinical depression. These are very different from the common experience of feeling unhappy, miserable or fed up for a short period of time. Depressive illness should be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional; We can help you cope as a secondary intervention but primarily you must be treated medically. However, most people who ‘feel depressed’ are usually responding to an event in their lives which ultimately pass. This may be the loss of a job, a relationship or grief but they are circumstantial and temporary. We are here to assist you in identifying the main issues and guiding you to coping with them in a positive way and emerging from your temporary depressed state.