Stress can affect anyone. We lead busy lives often juggling home, work, family, even social commitments and these can add pressure to us coping.
Stress can feel as if our day to day living is getting too much, trying to hold too much in our heads. We can become overwhelmed with too many thoughts – the result is we become irritable, feel drained, anxious, can't cope, angry.
The downside of stress is we then struggle with our emotional, mental and physical well-being.
How can counselling help?
Talking to someone who has the experience and ability to listen without judgement who isn't family or a friend can help sort out the overwhelming thought processes that go hand in hand with stress.
Counselling gives you time for yourself which may seem the last thing that you have time for but sharing struggles can be a start to having a better life balance by unraveling the continual pressure we heap on ourselves.
Take time out for yourself – commit to, perhaps, an hour a week with a counsellor for 6 weeks. Explore what is happening in your life and, together, look at ways of managing it. You don't need to do everything on your own.