For some people, they can go through life functioning fairly well and judged by material standards can be successful in their lives. But there can come a time when, free from distractions, our inside world can start to show itself and we can feel depressed for no apparent reason.
Many of us in life can develop a persona which we may not even be consciously aware of. This persona may have helped us to survive and get through life but ultimately, if it is not genuinely who we are, it can impede our progress and get in the way of us fulfilling our potential.
Counselling and psychotherapy can be useful tools for us to establish what is at the core of our depression and anxiety and it can help us to discover who we really are. Once the process is started, it can be like peeling away layers of an onion and the more we look, the more we discover. This can be a difficult process as initially we may discover things about ourselves which we may not like, but ultimately, we can find out who we really are and go about living an authentic life where we can fulfil our potential.