Everyone experiences feelings of stress from time-to-time and in modern-day life, this is commonly deemed ‘normal’. However, it is important to recognise when ‘acceptable’ amounts of stress are beginning to increase. It may start to cause you physical and emotional exhaustion that requires help and support. The pressures of modern-day living can cause even the strongest of us to ‘burn-out’, and this can have adverse effects on our ability to function ‘normally’ or cope.

Causes of Stress

Managing stress is something most of us must learn in order to engage and function in everyday life. Some causes of stress include:

  • financial worries
  • family responsibilities
  • feeling compelled to compete or be perfect
  • high expectations and pressures from self and others
  • working in a high stress environment
  • the influence of social media and modern-day technology

Treatment for Stress

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy can be very effective in enabling people to develop stress management strategies and to explore different patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that may be contributing to the experience of stress.

We’re here for you. If you would like to enquire about treatment and support for stress at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, please contact us to arrange an assessment.