Stress Management

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless

Stress Management 2017-04-23T11:11:27+00:00

Project Description


Stress is a normal physical and emotional response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined the body’s defences kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. Stress isn’t always bad, it can help you to perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. It is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work or drives you to study for an exam. But when you are constantly under stress it can cause major damage to your health, your productivity, your relationships and quality of life. If a person is constantly exposed to stressful situations he or she does not get enough time to recover to function in a relaxed manner and then can go from emergency stress to chronic or toxic stress.

Common causes of stress

Some of the causes of stress include:

  • Major life changes
  • Work pressures
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Financial problems

Sometimes stress can be self-generated and might be the lack of ability to accept uncertainty, unrealistic expectations, lack of assertiveness and negative thinking.

Symptoms of Stress

Because of the damage prolonged stress may cause, it is important to know the warning signs.

Physical symptoms may include:

  • Tension headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Restlessness
  • Abdominal problems
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • General unhappiness

Behavioural symptoms would include:

  • Isolating from others
  • Using alcohol or drugs to relax
  • Procrastinating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Anxious
  • Racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying

How can Counselling help?

Counselling can assist in stress management by identifying what is contributing to your stress levels, by helping you to better understand the symptoms both physical and psychological that are being experienced and by providing the skills and new attitudes necessary for a healthier balance in your life.



Monday – Friday 8:00 – 17:00
Saturday 9:30 – 17:00
Sunday 9:30 – 15:00

 087 2050514


Make An Appointment

For further information or to make an appointment please telephone 087 2050514 or to book a counselling appointment on line please complete below.