Mental Health

Padraic Dolan Counselling & Psycotherapy offers a high level of expert support and therapeutic services to individuals with mental health issues or are experiencing a difficult or challenging time in their lives. Working together I can help you identify these difficulties, provide you with a greater understanding of your response to them, and work with you to overcome these challenges and move towards a new life. As anxiety and depression can affect people in many different ways, I understand the importance of treating each case on an individual basis.


Depression and anxiety can have a detrimental effect on an individual's quality of life. Thankfully, the stigma of mental health issues has started to disappear in recent years. If you are currently experiencing depression, anxiety or any other mental health issue then the most beneficial thing you can do is speak to someone. 

Seeing a trained counsellor and psychotherapist will provide you with a confidential and non-judgemental space where you can openly discuss your thoughts and feelings and begin to work through your problems.


If you do not feel comfortable with counselling or psychotherapy then please speak to someone you trust, This can be a friend, a family member or even a co-worker. If you are suffering from mental health difficulties likes depression or anxiety just know that you are not alone and that you can always reach out to someone who cares about you.

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Depression

Depression can happen to anyone no matter your age, gender or background. Everyone will experience feeling low and sad at some point in their life, However, depression is much more than being sad. Depression affects nearly every aspect of your life and can cause a person to feel hopeless, exhausted, and helpless. Depression can range from mild to severe, and prolonged feelings of depression can even cause feelings of worthlessness and some struggle to see a way out.

Symptoms

of depression include:

Mental Health - Depression List

  • Feeling sad or tearful

  • Anxiety, Worry and Guilt

  • Feeling Tired or Fatigued

  • Poor Concentration

  • Irritability

  • Disturbed Sleeping Patterns

  • Avoiding Contact with Family and Friends

  • Loss of Appetite or Overeating

  • Lack of Motivation

  • Loss of Interest in Work and Hobbies

  • Difficulties with Decision Making

  • Loss of Libido

  • Self-Harm

  • Thoughts of Suicide

If you are experiencing depression or are facing a particularly difficult time in your life, Padraic Dolan has many years of experience and can help you move towards recovery. Depression can be a lonely experience, but counselling and psychotherapy will provide you with a safe and supportive environment where you’re thoughts and feelings will be heard without judgement. During therapy, I will help you explore underlying issues, examine your personal situation, and develop your inner resources and strategies that will help alleviate your symptoms and eventually enable you to overcome depression.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common issues that people seek help for and it can happen to anyone. Everyone will experience anxiety regularly throughout their life, and feeling anxious about a job interview or giving a presentation is completely normal. Anxiety becomes a problem when it starts interfering with your everyday life and seems to occur without a particular trigger or cause. Prolonged feelings of anxiousness can be problematic and even result in panic attacks.

Anxiety is both a physiological and psychological state

meaning it has both mental and physical symptoms.

Mental Health - Anxiety

  • Rapid Breathing

  • Heart Palpitations

  • Sweating

  • Trembling

  • Nausea

  • Dizziness

  • Tense Muscles

  • Sense of Dread

  • Difficulty Sleeping

  • Constant Worrying

  • Panic and Fear

  • General Sense of Uneasiness

Anxiety can result in obstructive and unproductive behaviour that not only impacts your daily life but will also have a negative impact on your confidence as well as your physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing. Persistent feelings of anxiety and its symptoms could be an indication of an anxiety disorder such as social anxiety disorder, panic disorder or phobia disorder.

Seeking help from a counsellor and psychotherapist like Padraic Dolan can help you make sense of the feelings and physical symptoms. In a safe and supportive environment we will identify the root cause of the anxiety and the traits or unconscious choices that intensify the feelings. I will work with you to explore your reaction to triggers and events and provide you with skills and tools to manage your anxiety.