It may be in response to a life event, a bereavement or the break up of a relationship which leaves you feeling out of control and as if your future has been taken away from you. However, it may also just be a dark feeling that comes over you for no apparent reason.
Very often when we are depressed we feel powerless and angry and instead of directing the anger outwards towards the cause of our anger we turn it in on ourselves, feeling angry with ourselves can leave us feeling even more powerless.
If we feel bad we may punish ourselves for feeling this way which only worsens the dark empty feeling. It is possible to become attached to and perpetuate our unhealthy patterns of thinking and self talk, speaking to a therapist can help to break these patterns so you can begin to learn new more helpful ways to think.
People commonly say they can't understand why they feel as they do, after all worse things happen to other people. This is not the best way to think, each person is a unique individual with their own past and experiences which effect how they react. If you are feeling depressed try to be kind to yourself and accept that life has, just at the moment, given you too much to cope with.
It may be necessary in the end to take antidepressants, but first there are empowering things you can do to help yourself.
I can talk things through with you to help you to understand what is happening to you, so if you would like me to help you please don't hesitate to give me a call on 07786 483156