WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
WE UNDERSTAND HOW COMPLICATED STRESS IS
Stress is complex. We should know. We've been helping others to try to understand and manage this overwhelming experience for many years. It is this awareness of just how complicated the stress reaction is, and how complex the causes are, that makes us particularly effective: There are many valid and proven ways of working helpfully with stress:Some experts will concentrate on the physical manifestations and help to ease your symptoms with relaxation techniques
Others will concentrate on your thinking patterns and help you to be aware of the power of negative or positive thinking on your overall state of health
Still others will help you to manage differently those areas of your life which are contributing to your stress - e.g. to manage your time better, or to be able to say no
Some experts might feel that helping you sort out your past might ease the chaos of your present
Treating stress is nearly always complex
Problems are never simply practical; neither are they simply physical, or simply psychological, or simply emotional. They are always a combination of these, and so tackling just one without reference to the others doesn't always work. Certainly not in the long term.
We don't claim to have all the answers, and when things do improve it is always as a result of many factors. However, tackling the WHOLE picture, and working hard to tackle the complex issues which are causing your distress from several angles, can often help. When things improve, it is always because you yourself have tackled your difficulties, and managed them, in a different way.
What makes us particularly effective is that we do help you tackle and manage them.
~ STRESSWORKS ~ offers a practical alternative.
We work with you to help you to tackle not only the symptoms but, more importantly, the actual causes.
WHY CHOOSE US?
As therapists we are acutely aware not only of the emotional and psychological impact of past and current experiences on our lives and well-being; we also understand the realities of stress, and the connection between the mind and body, and so are able to bring those two areas of knowledge and experience together in our work with clients.
We've also been through intensive long-term therapy ourselves as part of our training. That means that we know what it's like to sit in your chair. It also means that we've done a great deal of work on our own issues so that they won't interfere in any way with our working with you on yours.
We take continual professional development very seriously, and make it our business to be aware of the latest research and thinking.
OUR EXPERIENCE IS VAST
Because our combined experience spans nearly 35 years, working with individuals, groups, organisations and companies in a variety of different but interrelated ways and settings, including the mental health field, we have the knowledge to offer you a service which is absolutely tailored to your individual needs, and both professional and deeply human.
We can talk your language, and see things from your perspective, because we have been working in this field for a significant time. We have the background, and the ability to help you to find creative solutions to your dilemmas.