To slay this stress monster … you first have to understand it in your mind.  Geoff Shattock

There are times when stress can be a great motivator but you know when stress is adversely affecting you when life begins to feel more like a fight or you feel under threat.

To be fearful of a realistic threat is a helpful mechanism and allows us to act in the moment to avoid that threat.  However, to carry a general sense of fear around shifts us into unhelpful anxiety.

Anxiety triggers our nervous system into a ‘fight or flight’ response which, if activated over longer periods of time, can result in physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach ulcers, chronic fatigue, unexplained pain, irritable colons and panic attacks.

As a professional counsellor with personal experience of being in pressured environments, I can provide research-based expertise to help you unravel the unconscious or unacknowledged sources of your ongoing stress and anxiety.

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