Stress is an everyday fact of life, you can’t avoid it. Stress is any change that you must adapt to, ranging from the negative extreme of actual physical danger to the exhilaration of falling in love or achieving some long desired success. Not all stress is bad. In fact, stress is not only desirable but also essential to life. Whether distress you experience is the result of major life changes or the effect of minor everyday hassles, it is how you respond to these experiences that determines the impact stress will have on your life.

How you interpret and label your present experience and what you predict for the future can serve either to relax or to stress you .

It is important to recognise how you react to stress. To recognise where the stress is coming from and how to cope with and reduce the negative stress. Early intervention at this stage reduces the possibility of more negative psychological disturbances at a later stage.

Counselling and psychotherapy can support you in the prevention of negative stress. You will learn tactics for coping with stress and stressful events.