Stress can be a common reaction to emotional or psychological pressure or strain, which can be triggered by lifestyle demands becoming overwhelming and difficult to manage. In small amounts stress can be managed and controlled, however for some when stress becomes too excessive in can be detrimental to an individual’s health and daily functioning. Stress varies for each individual, although common sources of stress can include, long term health conditions, financial difficulties, family and relationship problems or feeling pressure to succeed in life.

Signs and Symptoms of Stress

  • Irritability.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • Irritable and mood swings.
  • Negative thinking.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Lack of motivation and difficulty concentrating.
  • Muscle tension.
  • Frequent headaches.

How Therapy can help

Therapy can be a safe space to offload how you are feeling, in a safe non judgmental environment. Your therapist will help you identify underlying causes of your stress, helping you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours contributing to your stress. Your therapist will also help you identify triggers and support you with identifying coping mechanisms.

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