Stress, Health & Psychotherapy

Counselling For Stress can Help

Stress is the number one cause of work absence in the UK today.

Long term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility and speed up the aging process. Long-term stress can even re-wire the brain, leaving people more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.

The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert and can even protect you from danger. However, long term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the aging process. Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression. External causes of stress could be, major life changes, work, relationship difficulties, financial problems, being too busy or children and family. However stress can also be self generated such as inability to accept uncertainty, unrealistic expectations, negative self talk or pessimism.

Psychotherapy (talking therapy) and counselling can help by exploring and clarifying the causes of stress. Please  call or email Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice to speak to one of our counselling psychotherapists.