Counselling for Stress

Do you need help with stress? If you are saying frequently that everything is getting on top of you and you can’t cope then your life is affected by bad stress. Whilst stress cannot be removed from our lives completely, it is important to reduce bad stress and allow for good stress, in order to live life fully.

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How can counselling help with stress?

Many of life’s demands can bring on stress, particularly work, relationships and money problems. As humans, we actually thrive on a balanced amount of stress. It generates a chemistry in our body which motivates us to manage challenges and work towards our goals. When stress exceeds healthy levels, it can seriously undermine our happiness and wellbeing. Too much stress, can cause problems at work, in relationships and even lead to physical illness.

Successful stress management requires knowing how to control the stress factors, in your life. At Reset Mind, I can help you using step-by-step techniques that minimise the impact of stress in your day-to-day life and develop skills to prevent excessive stress from recurring in the future.

What is stress?

One-off events such as the death of someone close, a relationship ending or moving house can cause a sudden rush of stress. Stress causes your body to release a surge of hormones, often referred to as the “fight or flight” response. This chemistry is designed to enable you deal with pressure or threats. Once the event has passed your hormone levels usually return to normal. However, if you are dealing with constant stress, these hormones remain in your body and lead to symptoms of stress and can cause long term health issues.

What are typical signs of stress?

The effects of stress will often resolve themselves when you have dealt with the causes of stress and worked out strategies for managing it. You may need treatment for the signs of stress alongside counselling.

  • Excessive worry
  • Sleep problems
  • Difficulty concentrating / focusing
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite / indigestion
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Heart burn
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension / muscle twitching
  • Drinking more
  • Impotence

What are typical causes of stress?

  • Work pressures
  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks
  • Relationship problems
  • Family worries
  • Illness / physical problems
  • Bereavement or loss
  • Difficulty coping
  • Using alcohol or drugs as coping mechanisms
  • Angry outbursts
  • Loneliness / withdrawal

Therapy and tools to help with managing stress

At Reset Mind, I use a combination of counselling techniques, mixed with psychotherapy and CBT strategies to help you manage stress fast. I teach you step-by-step techniques that minimise the impact of stress in your day-to-day life and develop skills to prevent excessive stress from recurring in the future. I will help you to:

  • Understand the factors that cause your stress to exceed comfortable levels and what you can do to stop this happening in future
  • Discover how to replace uncomfortable physiological symptoms of stress with confidence, ease and control
  • Learn why you may feel stressed or anxious (when others don’t) and steps you can take to change this
  • Discover simple strategies you can use to tackle stress situations and feel more calm and in control
  • Learn how you can prevent stressful situations from escalating or recurring
  • Discover how to create balance in your life, which reduces stress and creates more happiness and contentment in your days.
  • Discover how to remove the roots of particular stress responses, commonly developed in childhood and adolescence

How many sessions do I need to help with my stress?

Most counselling sessions take place once per week and last for 50 minutes. At Reset Mind, you can have as few or as many sessions you need, but it’s good to remember that at least 6 sessions are beneficial to allow time to build rapport and trust your counsellor so you can open up more freely and make good progress.

How much does stress counselling cost?

Complimentary 15-min exploratory video call session to find out more about your needs and how I can help you.

Further sessions via video call online or telephone £55 per 50-min session or if you block book 6+ consecutive weekly sessions £50. For face-to-face sessions, please add £15 per session (Norwich NR3 and NR7 dependant on room availability)

If you’d like to sign up for a FREE 15-min exploratory video call session with Ann-Marie at Reset Mind, simply complete the form below to arrange. Please ensure you leave a telephone number.

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