Depression can affect people in lots of different ways and can range from mild to moderate.
Typical symptoms may include:
- A loss of interest and enjoyment in ordinary things
- Feeling tired
- Tearful and irritable
- Increased isolation and wanting to be alone
- Loss of libido
- Disturbed sleep pattern
- Loss of appetite or overeating
- Poor concentration
- Loss of motivation
These symptoms often come with feelings of guilt, worthlessness and low self-esteem, along with loss of confidence and feelings of helplessness.
More than 400,000 people in Ireland will suffer from depression at any one time (approx 1 in 10 of the population). Depression hospitalises approximately 10,000 people in Ireland every year. It is estimated that one in four people in Ireland will suffer from a depressive episode at one stage in their lifetime.
The important thing is to remember is that you are not alone and help is there for you. The sigma once associated with mental health issues are thankfully a thing of the past.
“I had been struggling with the break-up of a long term relationship, I spoke to a friend who told me that she had been to counseling recently and that I should try it. After getting over the initial shock that my friend had been to counseling I worked up the courage to make the call. Over the course of counseling sessions I have worked through my issues and haven’t looked back.I now recommend counseling to everyone. It set me back on my life’s course and I’m so thankful that I made that call” - (Anne)
At 121 Counselling we provide a non-judgemental safe environment for our clients to work through their problems in complete confidence. Talking with a trained professional in Counselling & Psychotherapy will help you look at your problems from a different perspective and equip you with the necessary strategies to work through with your problems.
If you require more information on depression counselling & therapy or would like to make an appointment, please contact us
121 Counselling Services
Mobile: 086 870 7816