What does it feel like to be stressed and how can therapy help?

Stress and Anxiety often go hand in hand when things are feeling difficult.

This can negatively affect many areas of our lives, including work, social life, health and overall well-being.

Chronic stress may bring about serious health problems. It is thought to be a major contributing factor in illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other diseases. It can lower a person’s immunity, making them susceptible to infections. It can also cause immediate physical symptoms, such as headache or, migraine, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhoea, pain, and muscular tension.

Stress if not managed well and left unchecked can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, anger issues, sexual dysfunctions, addictions, eating disorders.

What does it feel like to be depressed and how can therapy help?

Depression is more than just feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days

Most of us go through periods of feeling down, everyday life can be difficult sometimes and life’s events can also cause us problems.  When you’re depressed, you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

Something to hold on to is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.

Depression and low mood can feel different for everyone, however these are some of the symptoms you may experience:

  • Excessive worry
  • Feeling restless or on edge
  • Muscle tension
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Excessive guilt
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Reckless or risky behaviour
  • Extreme tiredness and fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Changes in appetite
  • Anger, frustration, and irritability
  • Physical pain
  • Persistent sadness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sad
  • Anxious or panicky
  • Low confidence or self-esteem
What we offer you:

Depression and low mood can feel completely debilitating and affect your life and stop you from being able to do or wanting to do things which you normally enjoy.

  • Following your initial free 20-minute consultation, either in person or on the phone, we will arrange your consultation.
  • We will provide you with information and how we aim to support you.
  • We offer a follow up service to consolidate the changes you have made.

If you have low mood or depression, talking therapy can really help to support you and could be the start of feeling better.

What are the symptoms of Stress?

Stress is a difficult thing to live with. It can feel exhausting, taking its toll on both our mental and physical health. If you suffer from stress, in any form, know that you’re not alone and we are here to help you.

Stressy will feel different to everyone, however, there are certain symptoms here you may relate to if you have anxiety:

  • Low energy
  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach
  • Aches and pains
  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia
  • More frequent colds and infections

If you are feeling stressed, a combination of Hypnotherapy and Counselling can really help to support you and could be the start to feeling calmer and at ease.