William Macaulay Counselling Perth
Stress Management Counsellor
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Stress Management Perth
Stress is something that is part of everyday life, affecting us all from time to time. Stress can be a good thing in small doses, such as when it provides extra endurance and motivation to get something done. However, excessive or chronic stress can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stretched to our limits.
Conveniently located in Como/South Perth and Wembley/Subiaco, I offer counselling services designed to help you develop the tools to manage stress constructively. My goal is to help you regain the confidence to cope well with daily life and empower you to handle any stress you face effectively.
What are the warning signs of poorly managed stress?
Poorly managed stress can take a toll on your quality of life. Here are some common warning signs:
Irritability or moodiness
Back and neck pain
Chest pains or rapid heartbeat
Increased blood pressure
Changes in appetite
Rashes or skin problems
Increased susceptibility to colds and flu
What are the causes of stress?
Stress can originate from various sources, such as work-related issues, study demands, relationships, coping with illness, major life events, and managing day-to-day activities. Identifying these stressors is essential for effective stress management.
Strategies to manage stress
Stress management is a skill that can be learned, and there are effective strategies to help you take charge of your stress. Some of these include:
Stress is often experienced when the demands presented are greater than the resources you have available to meet those demands. Identify your stressors and devise a plan to address them. Consider eliminating, regulating or better managing any of the items that are within your control.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices:
Prioritise eating nutritious food, obtaining sufficient sleep, engaging in regular physical activity, spending time with loved ones, and avoiding harmful substances.
The body often responds to stressful situations with muscle tension. Adopt daily relaxation practices like progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, mindfulness exercises, meditation, yoga, and engaging in pleasant activities.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT):
CBT involves working with a therapist who will help you recognise that you can reduce stress by identifying and modifying inaccurate and negative thinking patterns. Once identified and challenged, these thinking patterns are replaced by more positive beliefs and thoughts.
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Support and Counselling for Stress
If you're ready to address the underlying causes of your stress, don't hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment. Talking to a counsellor provides an effective opportunity to explore and manage your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that contribute to your stress. Contact me today to start managing your stress in a healthy and productive way.