We'll help you get a handle on life
Stress Management Therapy is a highly beneficial and effective way to deal with stress. Events that cause short periods of stress are commonplace in life even with potentially exciting or positively-viewed challenges such as sitting exams or job interviews, moving house, and even arranging a holiday, but high levels or longer-term stress can have a negative effect on physical and mental health. Whether the stress has come out of the blue or is an ongoing issue if it is neglected for too long it can lead to some severe long term issues; from mental and physical health problems to general lethargy and avoidance of the outer world. Stress can create a barrier between yourself and others, damaging relationships and communication.
However, there is support available and this is where we can help. We will help to identify where your problems may lie and work with you to create a clear path to a brighter future. We will help you develop your own realistic goals, as well as providing some clear tips and strategies for managing your stress in a practical and sustainable way.
Negatively-impacting stress events, such as losing a job, the end of a long-term relationship , high work demands and responsibilities or being involved in an accident can all present different issues and will require different adjustments to regain a sense of internal balance and control. Lifestyle choices may also impact stress levels; for example heavy alcohol consumption, smoking, an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise can make it more difficult for the mind and body to regain composure.
You don't need to try to deal with it all on your own. We will help you prevent your stress from becoming an ongoing fixture in your life. Once stress takes hold, it can lead to other complications and depression can set in. We offer a highly confidential, friendly, one to one service in which we will help you examine your situation and work out what it is you need to be able to take control of yourself again.
"You have been there for me through thick and thin - times when I didn’t know how to get through to the next day. Your unwavering support , wisdom and compassion has kept me going and helped me see how I can take more control of my life. I will be forever grateful.”
When I first came to see Helen I was feeling so bad that I didn't know how to get through each day.Over the weeks we worked together she helped me understand myself better; where I had been really hard on myself instead of giving myself the compassion that I give others. Now I can see where I go around in circles with my negative thinking and I am changing that to much more positive thoughts- the result is that now I have hope for myself and my future. I actually feel in control of my life and have started to go out to see my friends much more. In short I feel that life is worth living again and feel excited at what I want to do. My heartfelt thanks!
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