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Stress & Burnout

Stress is a natural response to challenging situations, but when it becomes chronic it can lead to burnout and significantly impact your mental and physical health. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands, you might be experiencing burnout. It’s important to know that you don’t have to face this alone. With the right support, you can manage stress effectively and recover from burnout.

Common symptoms of stress and burnout

Stress and burnout can manifest in various ways, and their symptoms can differ from person to person. Some common signs include:

  • Physical symptoms: Headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, or sleep disturbances.
  • Emotional symptoms: Feelings of anxiety, irritability, sadness, or a sense of being overwhelmed.
  • Cognitive symptoms: Difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, or negative thinking.
  • Behavioural changes: Withdrawal from social activities, decreased productivity, or increased use of alcohol or other substances.
  • Work-related symptoms: Feeling disengaged, a sense of failure, or lack of accomplishment.

Recognising these symptoms is the first step towards understanding that you might need help in managing stress and recovering from burnout.

Therapies for stress and burnout

At our practice, we offer a range of therapeutic approaches tailored to help you manage stress and recover from burnout. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support needed to regain balance and improve your overall wellbeing. Here are some of the therapies we might use:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT helps you identify and challenge negative thought patterns that contribute to your stress. It provides practical strategies to manage stressors and develop healthier responses.
  • Mindfulness and relaxation techniques: Practices such as mindfulness meditation, deep breathing exercises, and progressive muscle relaxation can help you stay calm and centred, reducing the impact of stress.
  • Stress management counselling: This involves exploring the sources of your stress, understanding your triggers, and developing effective coping strategies.
  • Lifestyle changes: We work with you to identify changes in your daily routine that can help reduce stress such as exercise, nutrition, and time management techniques.
  • Supportive counselling: Sometimes, just having someone to talk to can make a significant difference. We provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to express your feelings and work through your stress.

We understand that each person’s experience of stress is unique. During our initial discussions, we’ll take the time to get to know you and understand your particular circumstances. This understanding will guide us in recommending the most appropriate therapeutic strategies for you. Booking a session could be the first step towards the change you’ve been considering. It’s straightforward, with no obligation, and is an opportunity to discuss your situation in a supportive environment. If you’re ready to get started, why not schedule an appointment now? Our team of qualified practitioners is here to listen and work with you to get you feeling back on track.