Depression is a prevalent mental health condition that negatively affects how we act, feel, or think about things. Depression can be caused by many factors, including challenging life circumstances such as the loss of a job or a difficult break-up etc.

Symptoms of Depression:

Symptoms of depression include: 

  • Feeling sad 
  • Loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyed 
  • Changes in appetite – weight loss or weight gain 
  • Changes in sleeping – sleeping too little or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy and increased fatigue 
  • The feeling of worthlessness and guilt
  • Increase in activities such as the inability to sit still or slowed movements or speech that are observable by others
  • Difficulty thinking or making decisions
  • Suicidal thoughts 

Depression is very treatable and psychological therapy has been proven to be an effective long-term treatment for people struggling with depression.


Psychology interventions can help change the maladaptive thinking patterns that often underlie depression and enable the sufferer to engage in behaviour that helps to increase positive emotions. But, more importantly, therapy can encourage long-lasting shifts in responses to external stressors.