Many people suffer from stress throughout their lives whether caused by issues at work, financial difficulties, relationship problems, or otherwise. Short periods of stress can be tolerated but when stress reaches certain levels it affects us both physically as well as psychologically and can lead to ill health an depression and anxiety. Common symptoms are irritability, tension, sleep disturbance, mood swings, anxiety, depression, inability to concentrate, low performance at work, outbursts of anger, crying easily, panic attacks, negative thinking, lack of motivation, loss of confidence, loss of libido, affect on appetite, and social withdrawal. Stress can also cause skin conditions, digestive problems such as stomach ulcers and I.B.S., headaches, muscular tension, high blood pressure and flu-like symptoms.
What is Stress Management Counselling?
Stress builds up over a period of time and has a root cause, whether in the present or the past. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you establish the cause of your stressful feelings, which include those created by family, work, relationships, financial difficulties and past experience. Counselling can help you find ways to tackle the issues and find ways to manage the stress. It is also important to look at what you may be doing yourself which contributes to maintaining your high stress levels, such as always doing things in a rush, pushing yourself to hard, taking onto much, helping others too much , over-working and not finding ways to relax when at home. I can work with you to teach you techniques to reduce your stress levels, and find a more balanced way of living for the long-term