Books throughout my stress pages will help you comprehend what stress actually feels like to the sufferer,
before it becomes overload.
The different kinds of stress.
Stress overload creeping up on a person.
No such thing as mental resilience,
Only work / life balance.
By the time some stress sufferers have reached you,
stress counselling psychologists
they could be already suffering either psychiatric stress injury or on into a mental illness like clinical depression, which needs onward referral to a psychiatrist.
WHAT IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD SERIOUS STRESS IN YOUR LIFE?
ENSURE IF CLIENT IS BETTER SERVED BY TREATMENT BY A PSYCHIATRIST
COUNSELLORS NEED TO MAINTAIN THEIR OWN EMOTIONAL HEALTH
You need work / life balance.
Immediately after your counselling sessions in personal undisturbed space.
Weekly professional massage to offload emotional stress transfer by locked muscles in neck and shoulders. Grant hyourself permission for self nurturing quality me time.
WHERE DID I LEARN ABOUT STRESS?
After a lifetime in work, having suffered stress and observed in others over decades and suffering workplace bullying and being in workplace bullying support groups with national AGMs, can confidently say stress prevention better than stress cure.
How to recognise stress before it gets you.
Workplace stress is like an occasional dripping tap that unattended slowly drives you into being unwell.
Amazingly some of the symptoms of PTSD is also shared with bullying victims.
THE RULES AROUND STRESS COUNSELLING
What should I be looking for in a counsellor or psychotherapist?
Currently there are no official rules or regulations stipulating what level of training a counsellor dealing with stress needs.
There are however several accredited courses, qualifications and workshops available to counsellors to improve their knowledge of a particular area, so for peace of mind you may wish to check to see if they have had further training in issues regarding stress.
The NHS recommends self-help stress management support groups and / or counselling to help cope with stress.
My pages are proven ideas by my observation and many others met over decades.
Especially about workplace bullying.
There is no welfare state left out there.
What is Compassion Fatigue?
Is something suffered by me, so I had to stop going to support groups where kept reliving my own previous stress by the terrible tales of workplace bullying of others, that wiped out their working lives, affected relationships and made them ill.
Getting hit the last time by tight chest and breathe difficulty whilst driving along the motorway. Just slowed down, realised what it was and did not panic about it, taking deep breaths and calming words to myself. Had to give up going to support group as result.
Sufferers doing counselling is not wise.