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Stress Therapy & Counselling

Stress is how we describe the feeling that we experience when we are actively coping with challenging situations, either in our personal or business lives.

Despite the way it is described in the popular media, stress is NOT an illness, it’s an emotional response although, as with many human emotional experiences, it has become medicalised as an illness in recent years.

Technically, stress is our reaction to a threat where threats can be existential, social, personal or financial.

We all experience stress in our daily lives and many people believe that they perform more effectively when they are under stress, but some people find it intolerable and when this is the case, our health can start to be affected in a negative way.

Different people are able to tolerate very different levels of stress and this is probably due to the types of personality that we have, and to the general experiences that we have gone through in our lives.

However, anybody CAN learn to manage how they react to any given stressful situation.

Woman with stress holding head

Symptoms of Stress

The signs and symptoms of stress may be expressed in four different ways:

Behavioural Symptoms

  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Anti-social behaviours
  • Increased consumption of alcohol
  • Increased smoking

Physical Symptoms

  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Chest pains
  • Muscle tremors

Cognitive Symptoms

  • Poor concentration
  • Confusion
  • Uncertainty
  • Nervousness
  • Nightmares

Emotional Symptoms

Office worker with high stress between paperwork piles

The Long Terms Effects of Stress

Un-managed stress can have a direct effect on well-being as well as physical health.

The study of stress and how it effects our bodies is known as psychoneuroimmunology or “PNI”.

Biological illnesses in which stress can be cited as a significant factor include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hair loss
  • Heart disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Obesity
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Tooth and gum disease
  • Gastric ulcers

Therapy & Counselling for Stress

Stress sufferer in therapy session

We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for stress and stress-related problems.

Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:

  • How long you have had the problem.
  • Your personal preferences.
  • How your problem is affecting you today.

You can read more about the different types of therapy for anxiety on the following links:

Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.

Research suggests that this therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.

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Arrange a FREE initial consultation

If you’d like to find out more about overcoming or recovering from stress then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular problems and the potential solutions in a safe and confidential environment without you having to commit to any therapy or counselling going forward.

This consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet our therapists and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.

Call Paul on 07434 776125 or e-mail him on paul@leepsychology.com

Call Joan 0n 07434 776504 or e-mail her on joan@leepsychology.com

Contact Paul

You can contact Paul on:

07434 776125

or by e-mail at:

paul@leepsychology.com

Contact Joan

You can contact Joan on:

07434 776504

or by e-mail at:

joan@leepsychology.com

Joan

Hypnotherapist Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

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Lee Psychology, Maypole House, Yew Tree Court, Wombourne, South Staffordshire, WV5 9JB.

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