Help for Stress & Burnout

Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and counselling in Bristol and Online

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or under intense pressure? Feeling fatigued, burnt out, and struggling to cope? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you get things back under control and feel good again. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that their levels of stress, its triggers and causes, and their ability to cope and resolve it, are all affected by unconscious psychological processes. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR STRESS & NERVOUS TENSION

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE! For your privacy, no email registration required!If you’re looking for help to overcome feelings of stress and burnout and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as stress, nervous tension, and exhaustion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your stress and fatigue that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU ANXIOUS AND WORRIED ABOUT YOUR STRESS LEVELS?

 

If you're struggling with stress and burnout you may be feeling ashamed about the prospect of needing help. That's absolutely normal; we all want to feel capable of resolving problems by ourselves. Asking for help sometimes feels like defeat or like admitting that you're not strong enough. The fact is however that human psychology is pretty complicated! Sometimes there are unconscious processes involved situations that you can't factor into your solution because you can't actually see them! If you're struggling to get control by yourself it's a fairly good indication that this is the case, rather than a sign that you aren't strong enough! My job is to help you identify and resolve those unconscious factors so you can feel comfortably in control again.

 

 

 

 

When people experience chronic stress they occasionally feel like they're going crazy. Let me reassure you that you're not crazy or weird. We all have unconscious stuff that gets triggered in different situations. Stress is perfectly normal and, in small doses, is actually beneficial for us. When the 'dose' gets too much, or the stress lasts too long, that's usually a good time to get help from a therapist or counsellor who deals with stress and stress reduction. In the majority of cases stress and its accompanying symptoms can be successfully resolved in a relatively small number of sessions.

 

 

 

 

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

 

Stress affects different people in different ways. For some, stress is predominantly an emotional experience, for others it can be psychological, while for others stress shows up in the body. For most people there can be a mix of symptoms. Common symptoms of stress include:

 

 

  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Anger and irritability
  • Feeling of panic
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings overwhelmed
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Sexual problems
  • Reproductive issues
  • Digestive / gut problems
  • Impaired performance
  • Avoidance
  • Lowered (depressed) immune system
  • Brain fog
  • Memory issues / forgetfulness
  • Muscle pains and tension
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tremors
  • Nightmares / insomnia / night terrors
  • Increased drug and alcohol use
  • Loss or increase in appetite
  • Etc.

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I FEELING SO STRESSED OUT?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of stress so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. At its evolutionary origins, stress is your body’s organic response to threat and danger. Throughout our evolution we developed a finely tuned capacity to react instinctively to danger. Threat signals or stressors are registered in a part of your brain known as the amygdala. The amygdala is your brain's 'alarm system' for danger. Your amygdala screens everything and spits it into two piles, 'safe' and 'unsafe'. If it perceives a potential threat it triggers an instant shift in your autonomic nervous system (ANS), switching it from parasympathetic to sympathetic functioning, mobilising you for action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is this switch from parasympathetic to sympathetic nervous system functioning that is responsible for all of the psychological, emotional, and physical symptoms of stress. Unfortunately, for us clever self-aware humans, sometimes the 'symptoms' of stress can cause us to feel even more stressed! Stress can sometimes get caught up in a viscous self-reinforcing cycle, as is the case with problems like OCD, panic attacks, and health anxiety. In other cases it can be factors outside of your current awareness that are responsible for your stress system being triggered. You don't see any logical reason for why you feel so stressed, which in itself can be quite stressful! Fortunately, this is exactly what therapy is for; to help you identify and resolve whatever it is that is 'pushing a button'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR STRESS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your stress, worry and tension, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stressed sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your stress and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY STRESS OR BURNOUT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing stress, while others have been battling with stress for a number of years. For some clients stress is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your stress and help you get firmly back on your feet you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with stress, burnout, nervous tension, and other stress-related conditions, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for stress, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or Online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

FREE initial consultation

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

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Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or under intense pressure? Feeling fatigued, burnt out, and struggling to cope? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you get things back under control and feel good again. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that their levels of stress, its triggers and causes, and their ability to cope and resolve it, are all affected by unconscious psychological processes. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR STRESS & NERVOUS TENSION

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE! For your privacy, no email registration required!If you’re looking for help to overcome feelings of stress and burnout and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as stress, nervous tension, and exhaustion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your stress and fatigue that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU ANXIOUS AND WORRIED ABOUT YOUR STRESS LEVELS?

 

If you're struggling with stress and burnout you may be feeling ashamed about the prospect of needing help. That's absolutely normal; we all want to feel capable of resolving problems by ourselves. Asking for help sometimes feels like defeat or like admitting that you're not strong enough. The fact is however that human psychology is pretty complicated! Sometimes there are unconscious processes involved situations that you can't factor into your solution because you can't actually see them! If you're struggling to get control by yourself it's a fairly good indication that this is the case, rather than a sign that you aren't strong enough! My job is to help you identify and resolve those unconscious factors so you can feel comfortably in control again.

 

 

 

 

When people experience chronic stress they occasionally feel like they're going crazy. Let me reassure you that you're not crazy or weird. We all have unconscious stuff that gets triggered in different situations. Stress is perfectly normal and, in small doses, is actually beneficial for us. When the 'dose' gets too much, or the stress lasts too long, that's usually a good time to get help from a therapist or counsellor who deals with stress and stress reduction. In the majority of cases stress and its accompanying symptoms can be successfully resolved in a relatively small number of sessions.

 

 

 

 

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

 

Stress affects different people in different ways. For some, stress is predominantly an emotional experience, for others it can be psychological, while for others stress shows up in the body. For most people there can be a mix of symptoms. Common symptoms of stress include:

 

 

  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Anger and irritability
  • Feeling of panic
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings overwhelmed
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Sexual problems
  • Reproductive issues
  • Digestive / gut problems
  • Impaired performance
  • Avoidance
  • Lowered (depressed) immune system
  • Brain fog
  • Memory issues / forgetfulness
  • Muscle pains and tension
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tremors
  • Nightmares / insomnia / night terrors
  • Increased drug and alcohol use
  • Loss or increase in appetite
  • Etc.

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I FEELING SO STRESSED OUT?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of stress so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. At its evolutionary origins, stress is your body’s organic response to threat and danger. Throughout our evolution we developed a finely tuned capacity to react instinctively to danger. Threat signals or stressors are registered in a part of your brain known as the amygdala. The amygdala is your brain's 'alarm system' for danger. Your amygdala screens everything and spits it into two piles, 'safe' and 'unsafe'. If it perceives a potential threat it triggers an instant shift in your autonomic nervous system (ANS), switching it from parasympathetic to sympathetic functioning, mobilising you for action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is this switch from parasympathetic to sympathetic nervous system functioning that is responsible for all of the psychological, emotional, and physical symptoms of stress. Unfortunately, for us clever self-aware humans, sometimes the 'symptoms' of stress can cause us to feel even more stressed! Stress can sometimes get caught up in a viscous self-reinforcing cycle, as is the case with problems like OCD, panic attacks, and health anxiety. In other cases it can be factors outside of your current awareness that are responsible for your stress system being triggered. You don't see any logical reason for why you feel so stressed, which in itself can be quite stressful! Fortunately, this is exactly what therapy is for; to help you identify and resolve whatever it is that is 'pushing a button'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR STRESS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your stress, worry and tension, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stressed sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your stress and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY STRESS OR BURNOUT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing stress, while others have been battling with stress for a number of years. For some clients stress is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your stress and help you get firmly back on your feet you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with stress, burnout, nervous tension, and other stress-related conditions, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for stress, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or Online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

FREE initial consultation

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or under intense pressure? Feeling fatigued, burnt out, and struggling to cope? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you get things back under control and feel good again. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that their levels of stress, its triggers and causes, and their ability to cope and resolve it, are all affected by unconscious psychological processes. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR STRESS & NERVOUS TENSION

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!If you’re looking for help to overcome feelings of stress and burnout and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as stress, nervous tension, and exhaustion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your stress and fatigue that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU ANXIOUS AND WORRIED ABOUT YOUR STRESS LEVELS?

 

If you're struggling with stress and burnout you may be feeling ashamed about the prospect of needing help. That's absolutely normal; we all want to feel capable of resolving problems by ourselves. Asking for help sometimes feels like defeat or like admitting that you're not strong enough. The fact is however that human psychology is pretty complicated! Sometimes there are unconscious processes involved situations that you can't factor into your solution because you can't actually see them! If you're struggling to get control by yourself it's a fairly good indication that this is the case, rather than a sign that you aren't strong enough! My job is to help you identify and resolve those unconscious factors so you can feel comfortably in control again.

 

 

 

 

When people experience chronic stress they occasionally feel like they're going crazy. Let me reassure you that you're not crazy or weird. We all have unconscious stuff that gets triggered in different situations. Stress is perfectly normal and, in small doses, is actually beneficial for us. When the 'dose' gets too much, or the stress lasts too long, that's usually a good time to get help from a therapist or counsellor who deals with stress and stress reduction. In the majority of cases stress and its accompanying symptoms can be successfully resolved in a relatively small number of sessions.

 

 

 

 

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

 

Stress affects different people in different ways. For some, stress is predominantly an emotional experience, for others it can be psychological, while for others stress shows up in the body. For most people there can be a mix of symptoms. Common symptoms of stress include:

 

 

  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Anger and irritability
  • Feeling of panic
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings overwhelmed
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Sexual problems
  • Reproductive issues
  • Digestive / gut problems
  • Impaired performance
  • Avoidance
  • Lowered (depressed) immune system
  • Brain fog
  • Memory issues / forgetfulness
  • Muscle pains and tension
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tremors
  • Nightmares / insomnia / night terrors
  • Increased drug and alcohol use
  • Loss or increase in appetite
  • Etc.

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I FEELING SO STRESSED OUT?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of stress so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. At its evolutionary origins, stress is your body’s organic response to threat and danger. Throughout our evolution we developed a finely tuned capacity to react instinctively to danger. Threat signals or stressors are registered in a part of your brain known as the amygdala. The amygdala is your brain's 'alarm system' for danger. Your amygdala screens everything and spits it into two piles, 'safe' and 'unsafe'. If it perceives a potential threat it triggers an instant shift in your autonomic nervous system (ANS), switching it from parasympathetic to sympathetic functioning, mobilising you for action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is this switch from parasympathetic to sympathetic nervous system functioning that is responsible for all of the psychological, emotional, and physical symptoms of stress. Unfortunately, for us clever self-aware humans, sometimes the 'symptoms' of stress can cause us to feel even more stressed! Stress can sometimes get caught up in a viscous self-reinforcing cycle, as is the case with problems like OCD, panic attacks, and health anxiety. In other cases it can be factors outside of your current awareness that are responsible for your stress system being triggered. You don't see any logical reason for why you feel so stressed, which in itself can be quite stressful! Fortunately, this is exactly what therapy is for; to help you identify and resolve whatever it is that is 'pushing a button'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR STRESS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your stress, worry and tension, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stressed sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your stress and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY ANXIETY?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing anxiety, while others have been battling with anxiety for a number of years. For some clients anxiety is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your stress and help you get firmly back on your feet you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with stress, burnout, nervous tension, and other stress-related conditions, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for stress, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or Online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

The Bristol Psychotherapy

& Hypnotherapy Clinic

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or under intense pressure? Feeling fatigued, burnt out, and struggling to cope? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you get things back under control and feel good again. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that their levels of stress, its triggers and causes, and their ability to cope and resolve it, are all affected by unconscious psychological processes. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR STRESS & NERVOUS TENSION

 

If you’re looking for help to overcome feelings of stress and burnout and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as stress, nervous tension, and exhaustion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your stress and fatigue that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!

 

 

 

ARE YOU ANXIOUS AND WORRIED ABOUT YOUR STRESS LEVELS?

 

If you're struggling with stress and burnout you may be feeling ashamed about the prospect of needing help. That's absolutely normal; we all want to feel capable of resolving problems by ourselves. Asking for help sometimes feels like defeat or like admitting that you're not strong enough. The fact is however that human psychology is pretty complicated! Sometimes there are unconscious processes involved situations that you can't factor into your solution because you can't actually see them! If you're struggling to get control by yourself it's a fairly good indication that this is the case, rather than a sign that you aren't strong enough! My job is to help you identify and resolve those unconscious factors so you can feel comfortably in control again.

 

 

 

 

When people experience chronic stress they occasionally feel like they're going crazy. Let me reassure you that you're not crazy or weird. We all have unconscious stuff that gets triggered in different situations. Stress is perfectly normal and, in small doses, is actually beneficial for us. When the 'dose' gets too much, or the stress lasts too long, that's usually a good time to get help from a therapist or counsellor who deals with stress and stress reduction. In the majority of cases stress and its accompanying symptoms can be successfully resolved in a relatively small number of sessions.

 

 

 

 

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

 

Stress affects different people in different ways. For some, stress is predominantly an emotional experience, for others it can be psychological, while for others stress shows up in the body. For most people there can be a mix of symptoms. Common symptoms of stress include:

 

 

  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Anger and irritability
  • Feeling of panic
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings overwhelmed
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Sexual problems
  • Reproductive issues
  • Digestive / gut problems
  • Impaired performance
  • Avoidance
  • Lowered (depressed) immune system
  • Brain fog
  • Memory issues / forgetfulness
  • Muscle pains and tension
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tremors
  • Nightmares / insomnia / night terrors
  • Increased drug and alcohol use
  • Loss or increase in appetite
  • Etc.

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I FEELING SO STRESSED OUT?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of stress so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. At its evolutionary origins, stress is your body’s organic response to threat and danger. Throughout our evolution we developed a finely tuned capacity to react instinctively to danger. Threat signals or stressors are registered in a part of your brain known as the amygdala. The amygdala is your brain's 'alarm system' for danger. Your amygdala screens everything and spits it into two piles, 'safe' and 'unsafe'. If it perceives a potential threat it triggers an instant shift in your autonomic nervous system (ANS), switching it from parasympathetic to sympathetic functioning, mobilising you for action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is this switch from parasympathetic to sympathetic nervous system functioning that is responsible for all of the psychological, emotional, and physical symptoms of stress. Unfortunately, for us clever self-aware humans, sometimes the 'symptoms' of stress can cause us to feel even more stressed! Stress can sometimes get caught up in a viscous self-reinforcing cycle, as is the case with problems like OCD, panic attacks, and health anxiety. In other cases it can be factors outside of your current awareness that are responsible for your stress system being triggered. You don't see any logical reason for why you feel so stressed, which in itself can be quite stressful! Fortunately, this is exactly what therapy is for; to help you identify and resolve whatever it is that is 'pushing a button'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR STRESS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your stress, worry and tension, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stressed sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your stress and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY STRESS OR BURNOUT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing stress, while others have been battling with stress for a number of years. For some clients stress is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your stress and help you get firmly back on your feet you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with stress, burnout, nervous tension, and other stress-related conditions, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for stress, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or Online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required

© SEBASTIAN T. EASTWOOD-BLOOM 2018

Let's start with a question...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now?

 

 

 

Will you still be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or under intense pressure? Feeling fatigued, burnt out, and struggling to cope? Perhaps in an even worse state! It doesn't have to be that way. In just a few weeks I can help you get things back under control and feel good again. Big words I know, but most people don't realise that their levels of stress, its triggers and causes, and their ability to cope and resolve it, are all affected by unconscious psychological processes. Stick the kettle on and let's find out more...

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY, HYPNOTHERAPY, & COUNSELLING FOR STRESS & NERVOUS TENSION

 

If you’re looking for help to overcome feelings of stress and burnout and you’re considering some sort of therapy as an option you may be feeling nervous or apprehensive, or perhaps a little sceptical, or even worried that you can’t be helped. Allow me to reassure you that this is perfectly normal, and it’s something most people feel when they’re looking for help to tackle a personal matter, such as stress, nervous tension, and exhaustion. It’s hard to imagine what someone else could say or do to help you conquer your stress and fatigue that you haven’t already tried yourself! Having successfully helped thousands of people triumph over what they thought was impossible, I believe that many symptoms and problems - like most other problems we encounter in life - can be brought to a successful and satisfying resolution when the right approached is used.

 

 

DOWNLOADTHE FREE WELCOME PACK HERE!

 

 

 

ARE YOU ANXIOUS AND WORRIED ABOUT YOUR STRESS LEVELS?

 

If you're struggling with stress and burnout you may be feeling ashamed about the prospect of needing help. That's absolutely normal; we all want to feel capable of resolving problems by ourselves. Asking for help sometimes feels like defeat or like admitting that you're not strong enough. The fact is however that human psychology is pretty complicated! Sometimes there are unconscious processes involved situations that you can't factor into your solution because you can't actually see them! If you're struggling to get control by yourself it's a fairly good indication that this is the case, rather than a sign that you aren't strong enough! My job is to help you identify and resolve those unconscious factors so you can feel comfortably in control again.

 

 

 

 

When people experience chronic stress they occasionally feel like they're going crazy. Let me reassure you that you're not crazy or weird. We all have unconscious stuff that gets triggered in different situations. Stress is perfectly normal and, in small doses, is actually beneficial for us. When the 'dose' gets too much, or the stress lasts too long, that's usually a good time to get help from a therapist or counsellor who deals with stress and stress reduction. In the majority of cases stress and its accompanying symptoms can be successfully resolved in a relatively small number of sessions.

 

 

 

 

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

 

Stress affects different people in different ways. For some, stress is predominantly an emotional experience, for others it can be psychological, while for others stress shows up in the body. For most people there can be a mix of symptoms. Common symptoms of stress include:

 

 

  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Anger and irritability
  • Feeling of panic
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings overwhelmed
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Sexual problems
  • Reproductive issues
  • Digestive / gut problems
  • Impaired performance
  • Avoidance
  • Lowered (depressed) immune system
  • Brain fog
  • Memory issues / forgetfulness
  • Muscle pains and tension
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tremors
  • Nightmares / insomnia / night terrors
  • Increased drug and alcohol use
  • Loss or increase in appetite
  • Etc.

 

 

 

 

 

WHY AM I FEELING SO STRESSED OUT?

 

There can be any number of potential causes of stress so I work with people on a individual basis to provide them with the space, support, and skills to get to the root of the problem. At its evolutionary origins, stress is your body’s organic response to threat and danger. Throughout our evolution we developed a finely tuned capacity to react instinctively to danger. Threat signals or stressors are registered in a part of your brain known as the amygdala. The amygdala is your brain's 'alarm system' for danger. Your amygdala screens everything and spits it into two piles, 'safe' and 'unsafe'. If it perceives a potential threat it triggers an instant shift in your autonomic nervous system (ANS), switching it from parasympathetic to sympathetic functioning, mobilising you for action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is this switch from parasympathetic to sympathetic nervous system functioning that is responsible for all of the psychological, emotional, and physical symptoms of stress. Unfortunately, for us clever self-aware humans, sometimes the 'symptoms' of stress can cause us to feel even more stressed! Stress can sometimes get caught up in a viscous self-reinforcing cycle, as is the case with problems like OCD, panic attacks, and health anxiety. In other cases it can be factors outside of your current awareness that are responsible for your stress system being triggered. You don't see any logical reason for why you feel so stressed, which in itself can be quite stressful! Fortunately, this is exactly what therapy is for; to help you identify and resolve whatever it is that is 'pushing a button'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING HELP FOR STRESS

 

One of the less talked about benefits of therapy, beyond finding solutions to your stress, worry and tension, is that you walk away with a deeper level of self-insight, which enables you to feel more at peace with yourself and have better relationships with other people and the world around you. You feel like a better, stronger version of yourself, and you’re able to create a better life for yourself and the people around you. I’m sure you’ll see from the numerous verified reviews on my website that this isn’t just some shallow sales speak. Even though I’m in the business of therapy, I’m not the least bit interesting in selling you anything that won't benefit your life. My passion and joy comes from seeing real people make real transformations to their lives. I’m comfortable sharing with you that before I became a therapist I also needed some help in the past and it was hands-down the best thing I've ever done for myself. I aim for all my clients to walk away saying the same thing.

 

 

 

 

 

HELP IS AT HAND

 

To use the American terminology, being stressed sucks! You already know this. You wouldn’t be looking at this page otherwise! So allow me to reassure you that help is at hand. At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I’ve aimed to create a service that takes the fear and uncertainty out of getting help. I provide a range of different therapy services that can help you quickly get to the bottom of your stress and get back on your feet again. For your convenience I offer face-to-face consultations at my clinic in Bristol as well as providing online therapy sessions over Skype or FaceTime. I also offer a FREE initial consultation so that we can discuss your needs in privacy and comfort - and so you can get a feel for if this is the right direction for you - without you having to spend a penny!

 

 

 

PRIVATEPROFESSIONALRELAXING

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

 

The initial consultation is a very relaxed and informal process that usually lasts around an hour. In the initial consultation we'll have a cup of tea or coffee and start by discussing your symptoms. I'll then ask you a few questions about your current life and background, as well as doing one or two quick questionnaires that will help me get to know you better. We will then discuss your treatment options and talk through any worries or concerns you may have. Once we agree on a way forward we'll arrange a date from which to commence. You are of course under no obligation to commence treatment if it doesn't feel right. It's important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The main aim of the initial consultation is to provide us with an opportunity ensure we are well-suited to work together. I understand that therapy involves an input of your time and money so I make every effort to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP ME OVERCOME MY STRESS OR BURNOUT?

 

Naturally most people don’t know what to do when things get out of control. Sometimes my clients have only just started experiencing stress, while others have been battling with stress for a number of years. For some clients stress is part of a broader range of symptoms and problems they are struggling with. Everybody's needs are different and over the years I developed a unique way of helping people that I refer to as Sequential Psychotherapy. Whether you're interested in a specific type of therapy such as hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy, analytical therapy, coherence therapy, or counselling, or you simply don't know what help you need, sequential psychotherapy draws on all these approaches to provide you with a map of what steps we can take to help you overcome your symptoms and improve your life. If, like most people, you're unsure of what therapy actually is and how it can help, or it all just seems a bit confusing and new, I made this easy-to-understand video to walk you through the basics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

 

If you want a down-to-earth professional therapist to guide you towards a resolution of your stress and help you get firmly back on your feet you are warmly invited to get in touch using the contact form below and join me for a FREE initial consultation. Whether you're seeking a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, or counsellor in Bristol who deals with stress, burnout, nervous tension, and other stress-related conditions, or you're seeking Online Skype therapy sessions for stress, just use the contact form below and let me know if you'd like to see me at my office in Bristol or Online over Skype or FaceTime. I'll quickly get back to you with some available appointment times and then all you have to do is let me know which is most suitable for you. To answer the question we started with...

 

 

 

Where might you be six months from now? It depends on the choices you make today.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Friendly, welcoming, experienced therapist

Different therapy services to suit your needs

Professional location in the centre of Bristol

Online therapy via Skype or FaceTime

FREE initial consultation

FREE welcome pack - no sign-up required