Stress occurs when there is a mismatch between how you view the demands on you and what you believe you have available to you in terms of resources and abilities.
For many, workplace stress can arise from job uncertainty, poor job performance feedback or a lack of authority to make decisions. Everyday life stressors can include financial difficulties, divorce, lack of work/life balance, bereavement and moving house. For either type of stress, the resulting symptoms might include:
- Increased irritability
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Inability of concentrate
- Heightened sensitivity to criticism
- Signs of tension, such as nail-biting
- Difficulty getting to sleep and early morning waking
- Drinking and smoking more
- Loss of concentration
How can stress counselling help?
Modifying or changing the ideas and beliefs that largely create our emotional and behavioural reactions to stress, is a vital key to stress management. Your therapist will work with you to help you understand your stress and its underlying causes, by examining your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they contribute to your stress. Through increased self-awareness and understanding together you and your therapist will create effective personal coping strategies and techniques which will enable you to manage your stress and your reaction to stress both now and in the longer term.
Morency Therapy provide stress counselling for South Birmingham and Worcestershire, including Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove and Redditch.