An element of stress is not a bad thing. It motivates us to achieve.
However, when stress goes from a useful amount, to a level where it is hampering our life and taking away our enjoyment, then it needs to be addressed.
Stress can be brought on by work, relationship issues, money worries and many other causes. It is important to try to manage the stress so that it does not ruin your days and spoil the enjoyment of life. Counselling works by helping a person to identify what is causing them an unacceptable level of stress, whilst also helping to guide them to work through these stressful challenges.
Stress can also be exacerbated by other circumstances which are not always evident on the surface. This means that a person is trying to deal with a conscious situation without taking into account something which they may not be aware of which is adding to their stress. These situations can vary from bereavement, early years, relationships to name a few.
Sometimes we may have been brought up in a family where stress is common and this can become learnt behavior which continues into our adult life. In therapy we find a way to change these patterns and find coping strategies as well as learning new behaviors to make life feel easier to navigate.