Stress is something we all experience in some form or another and a little bit can be beneficial in our lives, but prolonged periods of stress or stress-related conditions such as PTSD can be extremely bad for our mental and physical health. It can hold individuals back and stop them from functioning their best at home, in relationships and at work, which can make stress worse, thus starting a vicious cycle. Our team of counsellors in London can help people learn to manage stress and related problems and give them back control.
We specialise in helping people to deal with and accept stress, worry and anxiety and to manage any physical symptoms that stem from it through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Stress can be a result of internal and external factors and so our counsellors in London take a holistic approach, examining all contributing factors and ensuring that we tackle any triggers and teach coping mechanisms which can be used to alleviate symptoms and cope with burnout and exhaustion.
Symptoms of Stress
Stress can present in many forms as a stand-alone condition, or form part of conditions such as PTSD and panic attacks. Some symptoms of stress are mental, some physical and can include:
- Increased heart rate
- Digestion problems
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Increasing worry
- Difficulty concentrating
- Panic attacks
- Drinking or smoking more
Accepting & Managing Stress
Many people think stress is normal and instead of seeking the right kind of help, push it to the back of their mind which only makes stress worse in the long run. Our Acceptance and Commitment Therapy counsellors in London listen to your experiences and discuss your goals in-depth so that we understand why you are feeling stressed, how you can feel better and come to terms with future bouts of stress. By learning what causes stress and how to manage it with healthy coping mechanisms, our team can help people to live a more worry-free life.
How We Can Help
Our team are specialists in stress, anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD and can employ a range of therapies to help those dealing with it. Our Acceptance and Commitment Therapy specialists help you discuss and work through your emotions, ACT can help you understand and control the link between thoughts and actions, we can provide a comprehensive treatment programme.
Bridges Therapy Centre
18a Heriot Road,
London, NW4 2DG
Bridges Therapy Centre - Hendon, London, NW4 - English & Hebrew Counselling & Therapy Services
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