Whether the cause of your stress comes from a single event or you regularly find yourself more stressed than you’d like in daily life, specialist counselling for stress in Newcastle (or online counselling for stress) can help.
As well as the mental effects of stress, such as feeling agitated, on edge, or worrying, there are other ways that stress can impact on our lives, our work and those around us.
Here are some of the ways that stress can impact and what you can do about it:
1: Stress Can Affect Your Physical Health
The relationship between your stress levels and your physical health is well-known.
Prolonged periods of high stress can cause high blood pressure, skin problems, trouble with IBS, acid reflux, and even turn the volume up on chronic physical problems such as aches & pains.
Stress can also cause other problems to worsen.
For example, some people find they ‘stress eat’ – a casual term for choosing to find temporary comfort in unhealthy foods when feelings of stress arise – or to use alcohol, substances or even engage in addictive behaviours such as gambling or sex to help themselves temporarily feel better.
Over time, these ways of responding to stress can be bad for your health.
This includes helping you develop better habits and ways of responding to problems, to improve your physical and mental health.
2: Stress Can Lead to Other Problems
In fact, stress is often in one form or another the most common trigger for many psychological problems, whether related to our health, work, financial situation, lifestyle, or relationship stress.
When mental health problems occur, the distress that you experience can have an impact on your functioning in day to day life, and also lead to problems in your relationships with those around you.
To help with this, seeking therapy or counselling for stress in Newcastle (or via online counselling) before it gets overwhelming can help you to manage it in a way that can enable you to overcome challenges and get more from life.
Further to this, since stress is an inevitable part of everyday life, the tools you learn in therapy can be used in the future to help you manage other stressful situations, such as difficulties at work, at home, or even when faced with a challenge in your free time.
3. Stress Can Affect Others Around You
As social creatures, it makes sense that we spend a lot of our time around others.
While this can be a blessing and a curse, a lot of our stressful experiences can come from either difficulty as a result of experiences with other people, or conversely through feeling lonely and isolated.
When we feel stressed and overwhelmed, it is common to deflect our anger onto other people. Most often this is the people closest to us, though this isn’t always the case.
By learning to manage your stress, difficulties with anger, jealousy, and unnecessary arguments with others can be reduced, improving our relationships whilst also helping others relate to us better.
This might be relationships with a partner, family, friends or even just work colleagues.
Remembering that live in a society and that a lot of our own success and ability to flourish often involves how we relate to people, reducing stress is important so that we are able to create the impression we want, as well as help others feel comfortable with us.
Contact Us For Stress Counselling in Newcastle or Online Counselling
Stress can have a range of impact on our day to day lives, and affect our physical health, mental health and damage relationships.
Fill in the box below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team about our effective stress counselling in Newcastle today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist