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Counselling For Stress Issues

What is Stress Therapy and How Will it Help?

Stress Therapy: What is it and How Will it Help?

Stress is a common experience that we all suffer from time to time, we can go through phases of it and sometimes it feels like stress is never ending. Addressing stress can be fundamental to our perception of self and the world around us. If you are struggling with stress please do contact me today.

For those with stress levels that are considered themselves to be at the 'HIGH' end of stress where you feel you can't cope or do not know how to overcome it, then Person Centred Counselling and some CBT might just be the help you need. If stress encompasses a loved one then perhaps Relationship Counselling might help. The point of any therapy is to give you a platform to have space to have a voice and find a way to live your life within your own perimeters. In this capacity 'the self' can learn how to be autonomous and strive with independence.

In the short term stress can be seen as positive as it motivates an individual to move forwards. However, sustained and long term stress can lead to some heavy consequences including heart attacks.

What Is Stress?

Stress can be identified as many things, from external to internal perceptions of choice. It is a feeling of being overwhelmed or situations related to feeling trapped and isolated. Stress can be an emotional response, or even a physical or mental one. As an example, stress can display like a headache, or the mind running away with itself through self-doubt leaving the person quivering. We all come up against change which often involves coping with psychological and physical adjustments. 

A key point to make about stress is that stress in itself is not limited to only negative experiences. It also closely relates to positive experiences of change as well.

Possible Causes of Stress?

Stress can be caused by internal and external influences. These include but limited to:

  • Family dynamics

  • Intimate relationship dynamics

  • Eating or sleeping habits

  • Conflict

  • Emotional challenges

  • Death

  • Injury/Physical Recovery

  • Illness

  • Financial changes

  • Holidays

  • Legal challenges

  • Age related transitions

  • Responsibilities

  • Sexuality

Counselling for Stress Management

A good start to managing stress is through using Person Centred counselling. Building good healthy relationships is key to all that we do in society and with in ourselves. Further more the use of techniques and strategies can specifically help to reduce stress levels, prevent stress, or cope with situations or events that could lead to increased stress levels. Some examples include Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis) or CBT. Mindfulness for stress and relaxation training.

Counselling for stress could be beneficial when an individual is:

Therapy Benefits

There are numerous benefits of utilising therapy/psychotherapy for stress management. Using an holistic approach it is possible to identify your stress factors and find ways to psychologically and physically move them into being manageable 'known' quantities.

Benefits of stress therapy include:

  • Increased positivity around choices

  • Reduced depression and anxiety

  • Sleeping better

  • Increased 'self' organisation

  • Improved immune system function

  • Mental and emotional health improvements

  • Physical health increases

  • Improved relationship dynamics

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Reduced pain

Come into Counselling

I would like you to get in touch if you feel you will benefit from talking with me. We can talk over the phone to assess your needs and then book you an appointment. It would be my recommendation that you write some notes about what is 'stressing' you so we can discover more about what choices you have now to reduce stress, or increase your capacity to see through stress.

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