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How counselling can help stress and fatigue


We have all been there ... when we feel like there is absolutely NOTHING left in the tank.

Fatigue - mind fog - total body exhaustion and a feeling of overwhelming stress in many areas of your life! Emotions run high and energy runs super low.


Counselling can be highly beneficial in addressing and alleviating stress and fatigue. Through a supportive and empathetic therapeutic relationship, counsellors can assist individuals in understanding the underlying causes of their stress and fatigue, develop coping strategies, and promote overall well-being. Here are a few ways in which counselling can help:


1. Emotional support: Counselling provides a safe space for individuals to express their feelings and emotions associated with stress and fatigue. Sharing these experiences can help in relieving emotional burdens and promoting a sense of validation and understanding. It can help you feel not so alone and that there is hope.


2. Identifying stressors: Counsellors can help individuals identify the specific stressors contributing to their fatigue. By exploring various aspects of their lives, such as work, relationships, or personal expectations, individuals can gain clarity and develop strategies to manage or eliminate these stressors.


3. Coping skills: Counsellors can teach effective coping skills tailored to an individual's specific needs. These skills may include relaxation techniques, time management strategies, assertiveness training, or problem-solving approaches. Developing these skills empowers individuals to better manage stress and reduce fatigue.


4. Behaviour modification: Counselling can assist individuals in identifying and modifying unhealthy behaviours that contribute to stress and fatigue. Counsellors can help individuals develop healthier habits, such as improving sleep patterns, setting boundaries, and prioritising self-care.


5. Lifestyle adjustments: Counsellors can work with individuals to evaluate their overall lifestyle and make necessary adjustments. This may involve exploring factors like exercise, nutrition, and leisure activities to enhance overall well-being and reduce stress and fatigue.


In summary, counselling offers valuable support for individuals experiencing stress and fatigue by providing emotional support, identifying stressors, teaching coping skills, promoting behaviour modification, and facilitating lifestyle adjustments. The collaborative nature of counselling empowers individuals to regain control over their well-being and lead healthier, more balanced lives. For more information - call Kylie on 0420 434 628 at Burleigh Heads Psychology for a confidential chat about how we can support you.

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