Each of us has a different threshold to stress, but we all experience physical, mental and emotional problems when it goes on for too long.

Common symptoms of stress include:

  • Increased irritability
  • Heightened sensitivity to criticism
  • Signs of tension, such as nail-biting
  • Difficulty getting to sleep and early morning waking
  • Drinking and smoking more
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of concentration

There may not appear to be a significant cause. It can simply be from a build-up of a number of small things which impact on your mood, health, motivation, relationships and quality of life.

At other times the cause can be much more obvious.


  • bereavement
  • divorce and separation
  • a child leaving home
  • long-term illness and disability

Work related

  • job security
  • worrying about deadlines
  • being bullied or feeling threatened
  • feeling inadequate or inappropriately skilled

Making a commitment

  • getting married
  • moving house
  • starting a new job
  • going on holiday

Whether your stress is temporary or chronic it is important to take action as soon as it becomes psychologically and emotionally damaging, both for you and your friends and family.

If you would like to make an initial appointment, or telephone for an informal chat, please contact me on 01273 502736, or through