I hope you have enjoyed our contribution to Stress Awareness Month, 2021. The biggest message to take away from this awareness raising month is that if you feel stressed, get help as soon as possible. 

Unfortunately, it doesn’t go away on its own. It may calm down for a while, due to changes in your circumstances, but it won’t completely disappear. As highlighted in our other blog posts, stress is a natural human reaction to certain situations. Being able to cope and handle stress is the key to ensuring that it doesn’t take a grip of you and spiral out of control. When you attend therapy, we will give you the tools to help you better manage stress and help you to think differently about situations. This will remove the fear associated with stress, leading you to feel more confident in your own ability to successfully manage stress and stressful situations.

High stress levels can be caused by a variety of life situations including work pressure, difficult relationships, financial difficulties, a loss, or bereavement. Long term exposure to stress can lead to serious physical, as well as mental, health problems. Inability to sleep, increased alcohol intake, and anger outbursts are all early symptoms that can alienate the stressed person from those around them and add to the problem. When stress, and your reaction to it, are dominating your life and there is no chance to switch off, it is time to seek help.

Stress can wear many disguises. If you suffer from anxiety, worry, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, or depression, they can all be traced back to stress!

Stress – What Nightingale Counselling can do

Nightingale Counsellors will work with you to identify your particular triggers and help you find resources to deal with stressful events and overwhelming feelings. Our highly trained counsellors will then help you to develop a strategy that will aim to get your life back into perspective. The time is now, we need to slow you down to a pace where you can start to remember how to consider yourself, not just in the here and now, but for your future self.

If you feel stressed stop what you are doing, go to your diary find a space and book an appointment today, we are only a phone call away. Please call us on 0141 353 9373 or use the form on our Contact page to get in touch

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my associate counsellors at Nightingale Counselling for taking the time to write a few blog articles, and sharing their valuable insight.

Florence Gray

Senior Counselling Consultant & Managing Director
Nightingale Counselling Consultancy