Stress is a normal part of life but so often people become overwhelmed with too much stress and symptoms can start to appear. Symptoms such as sleep disturbances, insomnia, panic attacks, low mood, depression, headaches, migraines, changes in appitite and if this goes on too long other pysical ailments and illnesses can begin to manifest like an increase in cold virus's, weight gain, circulation problems and the list goes on.
At some point in their lives, most people experience some level of stress overload either from external experiences that are happening, a feeling of not being in control of life as life demands take over, internal emotional or psychological conflicts and sometimes people can recognise this and do something about it and other times people can;t see anything they can do about it at all. At times, some people are not aware that stress is an issue at all and this is where therapy can help.
In Psychotherapy, we explore what is going on in your life and in your inner experience and while working around what motivates you and makes you react the way that you do to things, changes begin to take place which helps to reduce stress. These changes can be psychological, emotional or behavioural. Whether this be a changing of attitudes, a change in what feels important, or a change in decisions that are made in your life.
Stress is a part of every area of issues I work with in psychotherapy and aiming towards feeling balanced and content is the goal.