Stress Counselling in Exeter and Torquay

Developing techniques and coping strategies

What is stress?

We all experience stress to a certain extent, whether it’s because of work, personal, family, or money problems. As a result, it’s one of the most common mental health problems. But while stress is a natural part of our lives and we’re able to cope with it well in small doses, too much stress or long periods of high stress can impact your physical and mental health. Stress levels and their symptoms naturally vary from person to person.

Common symptoms include:

  • Feeling overwhelmed or emotional
  • A feeling of panic and anxiety
  • Constant overthinking or inability to concentrate
  • Worrying and negative thinking
  • Problems sleeping (too much or too little)
  • Irritability or mood swings

As well as these mental symptoms, stress can manifest itself as physical symptoms too, such as skin complaints, stomach problems, headaches, and muscle and body tension. You might even see a worsening of symptoms if you already suffer from any existing issues such as OCD, eating disorders, or certain addictions.

Stress counselling

Stress counselling and getting the right treatment can be hugely beneficial in tackling the causes of your stress, managing it effectively, and overcoming problems that can make it worse. Your stress counselling sessions will also give us time to look deeper at any work or family-related pressures, financial worries, or relationship problems you might be dealing with.

Together, we can develop stress-reduction techniques and effective coping strategies so you can manage any stressful situations you find yourself in.

We’ll also look at any feelings or behaviours that could trigger your stress and help give you a deeper understanding of yourself so you can identify your stress triggers and eliminate negative thoughts.

By learning these effective skills and techniques, you’ll improve your ability to handle pressure, as well as your reaction to it, and reduce or even eliminate your stress for a more relaxing, stress-free life.

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