DEPRESSION COUNSELLING

Depression is a mental health condition which can affect thinking, energy, feelings and behaviour. It can vary from mild to severe and can have a profound impact, affecting every aspect of the individual, their relationships, family and work life. Depression is a very common condition which affects 1 in 10 people at any one time, 450,000 people in Ireland alone. Any one of us, irrespective of age, gender or background can be affected. Recovery is possible, early recognition and ongoing support are key to a positive outcome, within support options counselling for depression is considered one of the most positive steps you can take

What are the warning signs that depression counselling may be useful:

  • Feeling – sad, anxious, guilty

  • Energy – low energy, feeling tired or fatigued

  • Sleeping – under or over-sleeping, any change to your normal sleep pattern

  • Thinking – poor concentration, thoughts slowed down

  • Interest – loss of interest in hobbies, family or social life

  • Value – low self esteem

  • Physical aches and pains with no physical basis

  • Loss of interest in living, thinking about death, suicidal thoughts

What depression counselling shows, is that depression is a real and treatable illness. It can affect a person at any age. With the right counselling, most people with depression can get better and gain back their interest in work, family, and hobbies.

Whether your’e a company executive, a construction worker, a writer, a garda, or a student; whether you are rich or poor; surrounded by loved ones or alone; you are not immune to depression. Some factors, however, such as family history, undue stress, the loss of a loved one, or serious illnesses can make you more vulnerable.

The reasons for feeling low and demoralised touch more or less every one. Whilst the term depression is used to describe a clinical diagnosis, the difference between being on one side of the diagnostic line or the other is often insignificant to the sufferer. You don’t have to meet the clinical criteria for a depressive episode to be suffering. Many people spend extended periods of time – months or even years – with mild depressive symptoms that may not meet the criteria for clinical depression, but still have a negative impact on their quality of life so depression counselling with a professional may help.

How depression counselling works

Many people think that treatment for depression means medication. However, whilst correctly prescribed medication is helpful for many people, research also shows that talking therapies such as depression counselling or psychotherapy for depression are effective at not only treating the symptoms of depression, but also at understanding and addressing the underlying causes in order to help prevent recurrences.

At Marino Counselling and Psychotherapy, we don’t prescribe a one-size-fits-all approach to treating depression. We will adapt our treatment approach to your specific situation and work in the way that fits best with you. We will listen carefully in order to fully understand your experience and then work with you at your pace to get things back on track.

What Next?
If you think that you might be depressed or you are worried about how you feel then making an appointment with a counsellor or psychotherapist is the first step in getting things back on track. Depression counselling helps people with mild, moderate or severe depression and we would love to hear from you.

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