My Solution Wellbeing offer counselling and treatment for Stress. We have a dedicated team based in Edinburgh who are trained in Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) , Person centred counselling , Motivational Interviewing Therapy and Mindfulness practise.
We all experience stress differently in different situations. Sometimes you might be able to tell right away when you’re feeling under stress, but other times you might keep going without recognising the signs. Stress can affect you both emotionally and physically, and it can affect the way you behave.
Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviour, thinking ability and physical health. No part of the body is immune, but, because people handle stress differently, symptoms of stress can vary.
Symptoms can be vague and may be the same as those caused by medical conditions. You may experience any of the following symptoms of stress.
Emotional symptoms of stress include:
- Becoming easily agitated, frustrated and moody
- Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control
- Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind
- Feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless and depressed
- Avoiding others.
Physical symptoms of stress include:
- Low energy
- Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea
- Aches, pains, and tense muscles
- Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
- Frequent colds and infections
- Loss of sexual desire and/or ability
- Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear
- Cold or sweaty hands and feet
- Excess sweating
- Dry mouth and difficulty swallowing
- Clenched jaw and grinding teeth.
One recommendation commonly offered by doctors is counselling and psychotherapy. Talking with a professional about the difficulties you’re experiencing can help you understand any underlying issues that may be causing your stress – for example, low self-esteem.
Working with My Solution Wellbeing counsellors, you will then be able to identify your personal stress triggers and discuss ways of coping with them.
One form of therapy recommended by My Solution Wellbeing for those struggling with stress is mindfulness. This approach comes from a Buddhist meditation technique and focuses on paying attention to the present moment, rather than worrying about past or future events. Whilst focusing on the present moment you are encouraged to notice how your body is feeling and what thoughts come and go, without judgement.
The My Solution Team of counsellors are expertly trained in Mindfulness practise and also offer other psychological therapies to support you with stress.
My Solution Wellbeing counselling team are based near Edinburgh.
Costs for the counselling start from £40-£50 an hour depending on location. Extra costs may apply if you are out of the 10 mile radius from our clinic.
For all costs call our team or email us.
Call us now to book your session for support.
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