Stress is defined as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demands placed on them’. These pressures may come from many different sources, for example, any sort of loss, bereavement, divorce, son/daughter leaving home, long-term illness, moving house, new job, demanding job, family commitments, etc. While a certain amount of stress is required for us to be effective people and to fulfil our daily routines, too much stress over a prolonged period of time could weaken our immune system and could lead to health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease and other serious illness and could also lead to anxiety and depression.
Symptoms of stress may include:
- Increased irritability
- Heightened sensitivity to criticism
- Signs of tension, i.e. nail biting
- Increased drinking, smoking, eating
- Loss of concentration.
Do you find that your life has become too stressful and that you are feeling tired or irritable and impatient? Is this affecting your quality of life and that of others around you? Do you have difficulty sleeping or concentrating? Do you experience panic attacks or find that you are using unhelpful coping mechanisms such as smoking, excessive drinking or over-eating?
Here at Clear Solutions Counselling Therapy our professional therapists and counsellors will take time to discuss the issues that are causing any stress in your life and then help you to manage and reduce your stress and so help you to enjoy life more and to feel more calm and relaxed.
You will find our approach to be person-centred, warm and empathetic and we can tailor each therapy session to your specific needs and requirements.
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