Here we look at the symptoms of stress, then look at how counselling or therapy would help, and finally how we would go about helping you.

Some levels of stress are perfectly normal in a balanced life. However, there is a balance and for many people stress can dominate our daily life and this causes us problems.

Stress Symptoms

Symptoms of stress include:
Headaches, tension
Short temper
Poor sleep / insomnia
Drinking or eating or smoking more than usual
Loss of sex drive
Frequent minor illnesses: including colds, flu, upset stomach,
diarrhea and more …
Occasional chest pains or rapid heartbeat

stress can cause anger

Stress at Work

Stress at work can cause burn-out and that would be serious to your health and working future. This is important and needs to be tackled. I have been in HR and in the software industry for many years, I understand work stress and can help you.

Causes of Stress

If being stressed dominates our daily lives this causes us problems.

Causes of stress are most commonly: work, family, relationships, money. It can be caused by exams, travel, bullying (at school, at work, in our social life).

Over a longer-term it can cause illness. and this is where you need to be aware of its’ impact and take action.

What would Stress Counselling / Stress Therapy do for me?

It is going to help you overcome the situations that cause stress and the amount of anguish that it causes.

Our first goal would be to identify the causes of stress and anything that makes it worse (trigger situations).

There are a number of different techniques that could be used; I would chose the one (or more) depending on the circumstances.

Our aim is to return you to a normal life. Stress will still occur, but at a level where you are able to recognise it and cope with it. This brings us to Stress Management and coping techiques.

Stress Management

As we go through our process of identifying the causes of stress your stress and finding the trigger points, we will find and discuss methods of managing your stress. Initially how to reduce it and from there, how to prevent it from happening. Often called coping techniques.

Help for Stress

Give me a call, we can talk about your stress and the impact it has on you. We can set-up an exploratory meeting to start the process. I have been through these issues many times and can help you.