Stress is a natural response to feeling threatened or under pressure. It usually happens when we don't feel in control of a situation or able to cope with life’s stressors.
Most of us get stressed sometimes. But if stress affects your day-to-day life, there are things you can try that may help.
If it lasts for a long time, stress can have a negative effect on your physical and mental health.
Physical effects of stress
Mental effects of stress
Feeling stressed is sometimes just a passing problem.
But for some people, it may be caused by an underlying mental health issue. For example, people with depression or anxiety often feel overwhelmed and less able to cope with problems at work or at home.
Online therapy can change how you think about the things that make you stressed.
It's also an effective treatment for common mental health problems that sometimes make stress worse.
Our therapists offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which helps change how you think and behave by teaching you practical ways to improve your feelings and behaviour.
CBT therapists use evidence-based techniques to help you reframe negative thoughts.
You will learn techniques and skills that are specific to your needs. Your therapist may ask you to keep a journal to reflect on what makes you feel stressed and why. Or they may teach you mindfulness and relaxation techniques. It all depends on what you need and what you’d like.
After discussing how you feel, your therapist will design a treatment plan to suit you.