About Depression

The WHO World Health Report (2001) estimates that approximately 5.8% of men and 9.5% of women will experience a depressive episode in any given year. The Scottish Health Study (2017) estimates that approximately 11% of adults in Scotland experiences 2 or more depressive symptoms. The Report also demonstrated that depression was also linked with other mental health and emotional difficulties and concerns and that females were twice as likely to present with depressive symptoms than males.

The Report also demonstrated that between April 1st 2012 and 31st March 2013, approximately 160,490 people in Scotland consulted their GP or practice nurse at least once about depression. Some patients were seen for both depression and anxiety. Women and men aged 25-54 years were more likely than other age groups to be seen for depression and females are twice as likely to present with depressive symptoms than males. These statistics represent those patients who attended NHS services for some form of depression. Many more do not seek help or receive help and support from other sources (e.g. private therapists, charities, online support etc.).

Depression, whatever form that may be, is a serious health issue that can impact us in many different ways. One person’s depression might be different from another’s. We understand this here at GADS, which is why therapy, CBT, counselling and coaching are tailored to you and your needs, concerns and difficulties.

My Affiliate Therapists and I are warm, empathic, understanding and work with you, collaboratively, to tailor therapy to you. Sessions are private and confidential and can be long-term or short-term, depending on you and your concerns. We go at YOUR pace!

Evidence suggests that the sooner you get help and support, the more likely it is you will get better and reduce or improve depressive and mood symptoms. So, when you begin reducing and managing mood and depression, you also begin taking care of your physical health, feelings, mental health, relationships, social life and many other aspects of your life. So, the sooner you seek help and support, the sooner you improve your quality of life.


There are many forms of depression including those listed below. It's important to bear in mind though that everyone's depression is different, can change over time and can be a mixture of different signs and symptoms. So, even if you don't 'fit' any of the types listed below, that's ok because we work with you, as a unique individual, according your thoughts, feelings, experiences and needs. Some of the different types of depression are listed  below.

Want to Talk to Someone About Your Depression?

Please contact us to find out if we have a therapist who can help with the form of depression or mood problem you are experiencing.


We receive lots of enquiries from people asking if they have depression or a mood disorder or if their mood or depressive thoughts, behaviours, feelings and experiences warrant them accessing services or receiving help and support.


One of the best things about GADS is that we never discriminate on whether someone has ‘full-blown’ depression or mood disorder/diagnosis; has been formally diagnosed; or meets certain ‘criteria’. We don’t ‘do’ labels: we understand that everyone is different and we are interested in how life is for you and how we can help and support you, as a unique individual.


We welcome anyone who feels that depression and mood is affecting their life. As far as we are concerned, if depression and mood is affecting your life in some way – socially, emotionally, psychologically, physically, occupationally etc., then you deserve help and support with such difficulties. Get in touch to find out how counselling, CBT therapy, psychotherapy, coaching and stress management therapy can help you.