Stress can be a positive thing and help you achieve your goals. But too much stress can put your health at risk and lead to physical, mental and emotional problems. Therapy could help you to manage your life differently or support you in developing coping strategies. Stress can cause physical, mental & emotional symptoms and can affect people differently.
Some common symptoms include:
Chest pains or palpitations
Headaches and dizziness
Upset stomach & digestive problems
Feeling agitated, frustrated or quick to anger
Feeling overwhelmed and teary
Difficulty in concentrating
Some common things that can cause stress:
Pressures at work
One of the problems with stress is that the longer it is endured, the more it lowers your ability to cope so the sooner you recognise that it is having a negative impact on your life and that some intervention is required, the better.
How can counselling help me?
Counselling offers a safe place to help you learn to deal with stress and become more aware of your own thoughts and feelings. It gives you the time to talk about concerns and help understand any underlying issues that may be causing stress and also identify the triggers and discuss ways of managing them.