Depression is not just being sad or feeling low. It is being in a low mood with a loss of interest in previously enjoyed in life for at least 2 weeks and affects a person’s relationships and their ability to carry out usual daily activities. It is often reoccurring and causes feelings of worthlessness and isolation.
1 in 6 people in Ireland are diagnosed as having depression and this number is on the increase. If you are feeling low it is worth seeking help so that you do not struggle alone. Psychotherapy can provide support on the darker days. We would look into the factors that could be triggering the depression, gain an understanding of the behaviours, emotions and thoughts that escalate depression, giving self-soothing and stress reducing techniques so that you can improve your coping and problem solving skills. Some of the issues that occur with depression that therapy can help with are: