Stress

Are you experiencing stress, be it at work or at home? We typically manage a tremendous number of affairs – coping at work, managing our love life, our social life, the children, the garden, the exam, the house, the holiday… We have an incredible capacity to be concerned about a great many things at once; when this concern begins to interfere with your life, you are probably stressed.

Stress Symptoms

Symptoms of stress usually include at least some of the following:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Headaches
  • Excessive Worry
  • Irritability
  • Mood Swings
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling Sick
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Loss of Sex Drive

Counselling for Stress in Brighton & Hove

In order to provide counselling I would begin by helping you making explicit the sources of stress in your life. Why are you feeling this way? Generally there is a fear behind each issue – some consequence that you are trying to avoid that is troubling you on an unconscious level. In most cases, relief follows shortly after an exploration of these fears.

Psychotherapy is useful in showing when stress is providing a cover for another more deeply troubling issue. By overly directing our attentions towards one element of our life that we feel we can influence, we can avoid facing another that we feel we can’t. This kind of discovery is one which is often troubling to come to terms with, and counselling provides the safe environment in which this can happen.

If you would like to book in for counselling in Brighton & Hove in order to work with stress then email me at info@counselling-brighton.co.uk or call 07714 324542 to arrange your first counselling session. I also provide online counselling for those who want the increased privacy or are not able to access the practice.

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Related Articles

Below is a list of potentially useful articles. These are all links to external sites and should provide a wider understanding on the topic:

Stress: Trisha Macnair discusses the reasons for stress and suggests some healthy methods of coping.

Stress Management: Melinda Smith, Ellen Jaffe-Gill and Robert Segal’s guide to feelingstressed.

Stress: Bupa provide some facts about feeling stressed, as well as a number of pointers on how to cope.