We understand that postnatal depression can have a significant impact on the lives of new parents and their families.
Our team of dedicated and empathetic mental health professionals is committed to providing effective, evidence-based treatment tailored to your unique needs.
Our postnatal depression treatment services include:
Individual Therapy: Our therapists work closely with you to develop personalised strategies for managing and overcoming postnatal depression, helping you build resilience and foster emotional well-being.
Couples Therapy: We provide support for both partners, facilitating open communication, and enhancing understanding to help navigate the challenges of postnatal depression together.
Psycho-education: We offer valuable information about postnatal depression, empowering you with knowledge and understanding to better manage your mental health.
What is postnatal depression?
Postnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression, is a type of mood disorder that affects some women after giving birth. It typically develops within the first few weeks or months after childbirth, but it can also emerge up to a year after the baby is born. Postnatal depression is more severe than the "baby blues," a milder and shorter-lasting form of emotional distress that many new mothers experience.
Symptoms of postnatal depression can vary but may include:
- Persistent sadness, hopelessness, or low mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Insomnia or excessive sleep
- Changes in appetite or weight
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Anxiety or irritability
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
- Difficulty bonding with the baby or excessive worry about the baby's well-being
The exact causes of postnatal depression are not entirely understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of physical, emotional, and hormonal factors. Risk factors may include a history of depression, inadequate social support, and experiencing significant life stressors during pregnancy or after childbirth.
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Don't miss the opportunity to transform your life with our expert guidance and support. Booking your first therapy appointment is a courageous step towards self-discovery and growth. Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable therapists is dedicated to helping you navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience. Experience the difference an inclusive, respectful, and empowering therapeutic relationship can make in your journey.