Stress is one of the most common mental health problems in the UK. In small amounts, stress can be beneficial and even keep us safe. However, prolonged, or intense stress can negatively impact our relationships, work performance, and mental health. Commons signs of stress include irritability, difficulty concentrating, sleep issues, negative thinking, changes in appetite, lack of motivation, loss of libido, social withdrawal, and mood swings. Stress can also contribute to physical symptoms such as skin disorders, IBS and digestive problems, headaches, muscular tension, high blood pressure and other bodily aches and pains.

Can The Retreat help with stress?

Therapy can help to tackle the root cause of stress, and also can help us find ways of managing it. At The Retreat, our evidence-based therapies therapy can help you explore the causes of stress, including those created by work, family, or past experiences. It may be important to understand the factors that can maintain high stress levels – for example, some of our coping behaviours may serve to exacerbate existing feelings or cycles of worry. Our therapists will work with you to develop stress-reduction techniques and to promote psychologically healthier ways of living.

If you would like to arrange an assessment appointment to see whether therapy can help you, please give us a call on 01904 412551.