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Mood Disorders

What Is A Mood Disorder?

A mood disorder is a mental health condition that affects a person’s emotional state, and in turn their overall well-being. These disorders can manifest as prolonged periods of sadness, anger or fluctuations between extreme highs and lows.

Our dedicated team at The Oak Tree Practice are committed to providing personalised support for mood disorders. Through the use of therapeutic strategies, we foster a journey towards emotional stability.

What Are The Mood Disorders?

Our team are trained to assist with a variety of different types of mood disorders that you may be facing. See the list of mood disorders below. If you are experiencing a difficulty which is not listed here, give us a call or send us an email to find out if we can help.


Anger issues can be experienced in different forms, from mild irritation to uncontrollable rage. Symptoms of anger issues include feeling overwhelmed, resentful or tense, being easily irritated and unable to relax. At The Oak Tree Practice, we can help you learn how to control anger issues through various techniques and coping strategies.

Low Mood

Feeling low in mood can affect how you think, feel, act and behave. Low mood symptoms include feeling sad, anxious, panicked, uninterested and lethargic. The team at the Oak Tree Practice have a wealth of experience helping those facing low mood disorder and can use therapeutic approaches to work through this with you.

Grief And Bereavement

Bereavement, grief and mourning involves the painful response to coping with loss. Symptoms include feeling sad, angry, fearful, lonely, guilty or in denial. Grief and bereavement counselling can offer you the support that you need during this difficult time with coping mechanisms to help you process your emotions, manage the loss and adjust to your new life.


Depression involves feeling sad and hopeless for a long period of time. Symptoms include a low mood, lethargy, negative thoughts, change of appetite, irritability, feeling emotional and having a lack of motivation. The Oak Tree Practice can show you effective strategies on how to help depression and assist you with managing the difficult symptoms you may be facing.

Sleep Difficulties

Difficulty sleeping, which could include insomnia, can take a negative toll on your mental health. Sleeping difficulty causes include the inability to switch your mind off and relax, which can in turn exacerbate mood disorders such as depression. Our team offer therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help you control the negative thoughts that are keeping you awake.

Low Self Esteem

Low self esteem involves having a negative opinion of yourself. Symptoms of low self esteem include feeling unhappy, shy, inadequate, worthless, doubtful and frustrated. We can help with low self esteem and self worth by teaching you to improve your self image, igniting a stronger feeling of freedom and confidence from within so that you can be who you truly are.

How Does Therapy For Mood Disorders Work?

Step 1: Assessment For Mood Disorder

Step 2: Personalised Treatment

Step 3: Feedback & Response

Where Can I Get Mood Disorders Treatment?

We offer face-to-face session in our clinics in London in Finchley (N3 2JU), Brixton/Clapham (SW2 5UL) or Hackney (E2 9FN). Home visits are available on request.

Telephone consultations and online sessions are also available via zoom which means that we can help to provide support to those facing mood disorders across the UK. Locations include but are not limited to Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Sussex and Windsor.

How Can The Oak Tree Practice Help Me?

We offer a compassionate approach and support individuals facing mood disorders by fostering understanding and providing necessary therapeutic tools. Whether you need anger management therapy, grief and bereavement therapy or want to learn how to get out of a low mood or how to overcome low self esteem, we can help you navigate through this challenging time and teach you essential skills for managing your feelings effectively.

Our team of 37 therapists are highly qualified and can help you to understand and resolve your concerns. Enquire via our contact form, Whatsapp us on 07926 713 198 or call us on 020 8936 7666 to find out more.


Client Testimonials For Issues We Have Helped With

My sessions with Ilan have been the vital component in my road to recovery from mental health problems. The conversations we had and the tasks he set really aided me in recovering my confidence remarkably quickly. I would highly recommend Ilan to anyone suffering similar mental health problems as his work undoubtedly has made a profound impact on my health.

Bina has been an absolute godsend following the death of my husband. She is engaging, understanding and quickly adapted to my situation - above all she has shown me there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A true professional that comes highly recommended!

Amy you were simply wonderful, unlike the experiences I received with different psychologists a few years ago which simply added to the pain I was already suffering. Thank you for everything.

I saw Ilan six times to help me with my crippling anxiety and low mood which has been stopping me from performing well at work. I was also starting to withdraw from my friends and family.

Ilan was welcoming and really went out of his way to support me with emails and telephone calls. Since meeting him, I am well on the way to recovery and feel better equipped to deal with my problems and overcome them. Thanks.

From our very first session, I immediately felt comfortable with Bina, which was a big relief. Through our sessions, I was able to better understand and make sense of my anxious thoughts, feelings and experiences because of the empathetic, supportive and educated therapist Bina is. She gave me the skills to be able to recognise and reframe unhelpful thoughts and feelings, which has made my day-to-day functioning much more manageable.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mood Disorders

Do I Have A Mood Disorder?

If you find yourself consistently grappling with prolonged periods of sadness, persistent irritability or extreme mood swings that disrupt your daily life, you may be experiencing symptoms of a mood disorder. It’s essential to pay attention to changes in sleep patterns, appetite and energy levels. Seeking the guidance of a mental health professional can provide clarity and support, helping you navigate potential mood disorders with personalised care and understanding.

What Is The Best Treatment For Mood Disorders?

The best treatment for mood disorders often involves a personalised approach that combines psychotherapy, medication if necessary and lifestyle adjustments. It is recommended to collaborate with a mental health professional to ensure comprehensive support.

What Are The Main Characteristics Of Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are characterised by persistent disruptions in a person’s emotional state, impacting their overall well-being. Symptoms of mood disorder include prolonged periods of sadness or low mood, heightened irritability, mood swings with fluctuations between extreme highs and lows, changes in sleep patterns and altered energy levels.

Why Is My Mood So Low?

A low mood can be influenced by various factors, including stress, lifestyle changes, hormonal fluctuations or underlying mental health conditions. Identifying the specific triggers, seeking support and adopting healthy coping mechanisms can all contribute to improving a persistently low mood.

Will My Appointment Be Covered By Insurance?

Most of our therapists are covered by the main healthcare insurance providers. Examples include AXA, Vitality Health, BUPA, WPA, Cigna and Simply Health. We recommend double checking with your therapist if they are insured before commencing sessions for mood changes.

Do You Offer CBT For Low Self Esteem?

Yes, our team offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help with low self esteem. CBT works to address and restructure negative thought patterns by guiding individuals to develop healthier perceptions of themselves, promoting positive growth and increasing self-confidence.