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Depression or Dilemma? How Context Makes the Difference Between Feeling Stuck and Empowered

Will Bratt

As therapists, we have a lot of conversations with people who describe their suffering as “depression”. Though “depression” can mean something different from one person to another, there is often a common element of feeling stuck with a sense of profound despair. However, for many people, depression isn't just about feeling stuck in that despair, but about the real world factors that constrain their capacities to make their lived experiences better. In this post Will Bratt illustrates how it can be empowering to look more at the broader context behind the depression.

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Why Understanding Context is the Key for Effective Therapy

Will Bratt

Do you ever have the feeling that something isn’t right in your life, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is?  Or maybe you know very well how things aren’t working, but you struggle to see why? When you feel stuck and are struggling to make sense of it all, talking with a counsellor who can help you see the bigger picture can make a world of difference. Read on to learn how!

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