Stress is a normal part of life but it can have a snowballing effect when a number of stresses have stacked up over time. Sometimes particular events will trigger high-stress responses and cause significant worry that undermines our ability to cope. These events can be related to many normal life issues, such as personal finances, separation, and divorce, becoming a parent, family and personal relationship pressures, workplace demands, and on-going health troubles.
Causes of Stress
Change, even a positive change, such as a getting a promotion or moving house, can result in stress as it’s an adjustment from the norm and it brings a degree of uncertainty about the future. When an unwelcome change has occurred, outside our control, it can create greater stress, as well as frustration, sadness, anger, and grief.
Stress Related Health Problems
Stress is measured on a continuum and with increasing stress a person can feel overwhelmed, confused, anxious, sensitive, irritable, angry, indecisive and restless. Stress may also cause insomnia, high blood pressure, nausea, tension, stiff necks and back pain, as well as an array of other health problems such as increased risk of heart disease, digestive problems, and obesity.
When people are exposed to prolonged periods of stress or pressure, physical and mental health can take a toll on our health. Chronic stress can play a role in the development of psychological disorders and depression.
Mental Health Melbourne
Stress, Depression, and Anxiety have a major impact on one’s mental health and well-being.
It is necessary to address mental health issues at an early stage. Talk to a mental health professional or a psychologist if you are feeling disconnected, having difficulty in concentrating or performing familiar tasks, strong nervous feeling, frequent mood changes and increased sensitivity.Staying mentally healthy is important, as a good mental health helps a person to have a healthy lifestyle and good physical health. For mental health services in Melbourne and surrounds, talk to our team of well-trained psychologists.
Counselling in Melbourne’s expert psychologists can assist you taking necessary steps to manage your stress effectively and reduce its impact on your professional and personal life. We also provide mental health services in Melbourne and our psychologists treat people with mental illness and give you an opportunity to share your thoughts and why you think and feel.
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Stress Counselling in Melbourne
Stress is highly treatable. There is a lot we can do to learn to manage stress and to understand how it affects our lives and well-being. We may need to adapt our coping strategies so that we feel resilient and resourceful to meet external challenges. We may also need to change possible external situations which could be causing your stress symptoms in the first instance.
If you are continually feeling stressed it might be time have a chat with a stress counsellor to see what might be underpinning your sense of overload and to help you gain greater peace and well-being.
Stress Counselling at Counselling in Melbourne provides a caring and safe non-judgmental environment, where our stress counselling psychologists utilise core therapies such as; Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness strategies and Assertiveness training may help to:
- Untangle stresses
- Provide clarity
- Reframe life events
- Alleviate distress
- Support more positive thinking
- Inspire effective problem-solving
- Improve relationships
- Boost self-confidence
- Explore personal goals and life direction
- Find happiness
If your stress is overwhelming you and you’re unable to cope with stressful situations, a Counselling in Melbourne stress counselling psychologist will be able to work with you to achieve an outcome you deserve. Please call us on (03) 9376 1958 or book online.
If you feel like you are need of immediate assistance, please dial 000 for emergency services or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.