Stress is part of life and coping with a certain amount of stress can be desirable, challenging us to stretch ourselves and reach our potential. However too much stress can leave us feeling constantly harried and overwhelmed and has a negative impact on health. Stress counselling explores the root causes of your stress and finds ways to manage the triggers to your stress response.
The triggers to stress are entirely personal to each individual. What one person views as a ‘stressful’ situation or scenario another might consider challenging or even fun. In therapy we will explore why the situation or scenario triggers the stress or anxiety reaction within you.
The impact of not managing stress or feeling that we have too much stress in our lives can be have an impact on both our physical and mental health. Common symptoms are disrupted sleep or insomnia, upset digestion and bowel habits, physical symptoms such as palpitations, twitching muscles and sweating profusely.
In counselling for stress a therapist will address the causes and work with you to develop skills in managing your time, energy, thoughts and emotions to reduce stress.
To find an experienced therapist who offers counselling for stress and help cope with feelings of being overwhelmed take a look at our therapists in North London.