What is Stress?

Many clients present for counselling  because of “stress” and its associated links to anxiety, depression and relationship problems.

November 1st was National Stress Awareness Day and the below article from the BBC tries to break down simply what stress is.

Adrenaline is a hormone many people are familiar with but cortisol is often less in the public awareness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/21685448

Battling Burnout?

Burnout is something  many clients visit a counsellor for – often describing it in relation to work and family commitments.

Of course there can be more to it than that and as the below article from the Irish Times articulates, an exact definition is elusive..

Our brief mental health checkup is a simple way to provide a structured reflective space to examine how you may be feeling in terms of your mental health overall.

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/are-you-burnt-out-1.3152333