Dealing With Stress
For many of us, dealing with stress can at times be an overwhelming and isolating experience. At Potentialz we help individuals, couples and families who are dealing with feelings of stress to work through their emotions, with the aim of working towards a better state of overall being. Therapies that involve dealing with stress will generally take the form of two-way discussions between the patients and therapist. At Potentialz we offer a range of therapies to help deal with stress, and we can recommend which option would be most suitable for you. To help you understand more about the types of therapies we offer for dealing with stress, here is a brief explanation of each treatment and how it can help.
A counselling therapy is one of the most common treatments for dealing with stress. At Potentialz our counselling sessions range from six to twenty treatments and are usually one or two hours in length. During counselling therapy at Potentialz patients can speak in confidence to a therapist about their feelings and their current situations or stress. The counsellor will listen, offer practical advice on how to manage your stress, and support you to work through any issues. Counselling is recommended for people who do not have an on-going mental illness, but rather are seeking support to cope with a particular incident or situation such as stress, anger or loss.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT can help patients manage stress by changing the impact of negative thoughts and behaviours. At Potentialz our CBT sessions range from six to twenty treatments and are usually one hour long. CBT can help manage the feelings of stress associated with a wide variety of psychological conditions including:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorders
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Eating Disorders
- Phobias and extreme fears
Unlike counselling and CBT, psychotherapy is more focused around how past issues are effecting the quality of a person’s life today. Psychotherapy can help manage stress by discussing unresolved issues from childhood, or a past incident, that might have had an impact on how a person copes and manages with situations in the present. At Potentialz psychotherapy sessions are usually weekly and one hour long, with treatment plans sometimes lasting for a year or more.
The aim of psychotherapy is to help you better understand yourself and the impact of events in your past in your life today. Therefore, psychotherapy can be helpful for patients with on-going stress and long-term issues.