Stress is a normal part of everyday life. It’s the bodies’ response to some challenging situation and assists us to meet the challenge. However, when you experience excessive stress over long periods it can dramatically change your body and life in negative ways. If you find you’re struggling to manage your stress response and to calm yourself, then stress counselling can help. At Croydon Psychology we offer effective, brief counselling for stress management for clients from Ringwood, Mooroolbark, Croydon and surrounding suburbs.
Signs Of Stress and Effects On The Body
Stress can be identified through its effects on the body. Some of these include:
- Headaches and joint pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Diarrhoea and fatigue
- Weakened immune system
- High blood pressure
- Changes in sex drive
- Muscle tension
- Depression, irritability, anxiety and worry
- Feeling out of control, overwhelmed, tearful, and moody
- Having trouble concentrating
- Lack of confidence and low self esteem
- Anger outbursts
- Undereating or overeating
- Relationship difficulties
- Substance abuse
How Can We Help You?
Stress is a necessary signal from the body to alert us to some challenge. However, when it is excessive in intensity or duration it can overload the bodies’ ability to cope. Here at Croydon Psychology, we can help you work through any difficulties you may have with stress management. Counselling can assist you to find better techniques and solutions to manage your stress.
Stress can be triggered by a variety of events and sometimes it can be hard to take a step back and look at this area of your life in an objective way. One aspect of stress counselling helps you identify your triggers, and assists you work out ways to reduce their prevalence. It also helps you put in place coping mechanisms to deal with new stressful situations.
We know it takes time to overcome your stress, but with our help, you can live a much peaceful and happier lifestyle. Call today and book a session of stress counselling at Croydon Psychology and let us help you learn to cope with your stress in a more productive way. Call today!