All of us will have experienced times of feeling low, due to difficulties and disappointments in life, work, and relationships. However, some people struggle with longstanding feelings of sadness, numbness, or low motivation for long periods, which can significantly impact their physical and mental health, as well as their work or studies and relationships.

Depression has a wide range of triggers and can be experienced in different ways by different people. For some, it is a one-off episode triggered by an identifiable event, while for others, depression slowly builds from a series of life challenges or occurs out of the blue, for no easily discernible reason. Sustained low mood can cause us to isolate ourselves from others and lose pleasure in things we would usually enjoy, can make us irritable or can make it difficult to concentrate.

Can The Retreat help with depression?

Depression can be debilitating and is not something people can simply ‘get over’ at will. With the right treatment, however, it is possible to make steps toward recovery, and it’s important not to underestimate or dismiss low mood or negativity about oneself. Our evidence-based therapies can help you explore the causes of your feelings, regain a sense of purpose and pleasure in life, as well as give you the tools to manage and cope when you do feel down. At our Initial Assessment, our therapist will work supportively alongside you, to identify the right therapy approach for you.

If you would like to arrange an assessment appointment to see whether therapy can help you, please give us a call on 01904 412551.