Some level of stress in life is natural and is even thought to have a positive effect at times. However high levels or prolonged stress can feel overwhelming and can have a detrimental effect on physical, emotional and psychological health.

The causes of stress are very personal and varied and what one person may find challenging, another may not. Causes of stress can include bereavement, divorce/separation, moving home, money problems, having a baby, relationship issues, work etc. In some exceptional circumstances of continued high stress or trauma, such as domestic/sexual abuse or threat to life, the outcome can be  post-traumatic stress.

Some symptoms of stress might include:
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Depression/low mood
  • Negative Thinking
  • Worrying
  • Memory loss
  • Over or under eating
  • Palpitations
  • Alcohol/substance misuse
  • Feeling panic
If you are struggling with feelings of stress, however large or small, therapy can help you to gain an increased understanding of what your stressors are and how they are impacting you. Counselling can help you find relief by giving you the opportunity to work through your feelings, and find active ways to manage and reduce stress in a way that is tailored to you.

 I also have a considerable interest in counselling for burnout prevention and recovery for clients in helping professions.

 I also offer ​counselling from peaceful, pleasant and confidential therapy rooms in Upper Holloway and Higbury & Islington in North London.

If you are fed up and want to beat stress, please call me at Islington Counselling Service today or complete the Contact Form

Effective Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision for Camden, Islington & the City of London