What is stress?
Stress is more common than you might think and it affects more than 70% of adults across the country. As people, we’re all able to take a certain level of short-term stress in our lives. But extreme stress over long periods can have a serious impact on your mental and physical health.
Long-term stress can quickly lead to a wide range of mental symptoms including depression, anxiety, or panic while also affecting your ability to sleep, concentrate, think positively, and motivate yourself. But the physical symptoms can also include muscle ache and pain, digestive problems, lack of sex drive, or chest pain.
What is Stress Management Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy can play a decisive role in addressing the causes of stress and finding suitable methods to manage it. My process of stress management counselling is designed to help you explore the underlying causes of your stress, whether it’s as a result of personal or professional issues or perhaps previous experiences or trauma.
To help you overcome your stress, it’s important to understand how and why it’s occurring, for example, some patterns, behaviours, or situations will heighten your stress. I’ll work with you to understand the reasons or causes behind your stress, develop ways to help you cope and reduce stress day-to-day, and encourage positive mental health.
Stress Management Counselling can help you with:
- Work or professional issues
- Family tensions
- Relationship issues
- Coping difficulties
- Panic attacks
- Irritability or short temper
- Physical conditions
- Mental or emotional strain
The Benefits of Stress Management Counselling
- You’ll get to the bottom of what’s causing your stress
- You’ll explore any feelings, situations, and lifestyle patterns that can cause stress
- You’ll have a better understanding of how stress affects you and why
- You’ll develop coping strategies, exercises, and techniques to manage and reduce stress levels
- You’ll understand how to react to stressful situations