When to seek treatment
When stress begins to interfere with your life, health, or well-being, and self-help techniques do not seem to be effective, and you feel generally unwell, it is vital to get treated by a professional as soon as possible. The sooner you get treatment, the faster you recover.
Treatment for stress
There could be a number of factors contributing to your stress disorder. Understanding the root of the problem is crucial to giving the best treatment available. Our approach to treating your stress condition is entirely dependent on you and your specific requirements.
Our professional treatment can help you build new coping skills and find strategies to reduce your stress levels if severe chronic stress is causing you substantial distress or affecting your ability to function normally. To help you recover as quickly as possible, we offer a range of therapies including:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help you identify negative thought patterns that contribute to chronic stress. With the guidance of a therapist, you can begin to replace these negative thoughts with more realistic and beneficial ones. You can also acquire coping techniques to help you better manage your stress response.
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), can help you use mindfulness and meditation to cope with chronic stress.
- Counselling is a form of talking therapy in which you speak to a counsellor in private. They assist you in finding solutions to your problems.
Group therapy gives you the support you need by being near others who have similar conditions so you will feel you are not alone. People who use group therapy can help each other by coming up with innovative solutions to their difficulties in the group.
Your Consultant may prescribe medication to help you cope with stress symptoms.
- Antidepressants can help if you also have anxiety or depression symptoms.
- Sleep medication can help you sleep.
- Minor tranquillisers to reduce anxiety and fear.
- Medication for stress-related physical symptoms including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or high blood pressure.