What are the symptoms?
When you are stressed, it means that your mental load is too heavy, and your thoughts and emotions can no longer be organized. As a result, you may experience stress, feel tired, have concentration problems, be restless, and feel overwhelmed. This can lead to reduced productivity and poorer performance at work or in other aspects of life. Ultimately, it can result in a burnout. However, it can also be associated with other psychological issues, such as depression and another diagnosis.
Some characteristics of stress are:
|Fear that you will do something to yourself
|Fear of emotions and feelings, yours or those of others
|Recurring bad dreams
|Painful experiences that you are always reminded of
|Memory and concentration problems
|Pressure in your head and not being able to stop it
|Confusion and uncertainty
|Suicidal thoughts or images
|The feeling of being stuck: “I don't know anymore”
|Physical complaints that cannot be diagnosed and/or treated within regular health care
|Creation of doomsday scenarios
|Rumination (a lot of thinking about an event from the past or in the future)
How does stress develop and what are the consequences?
When you are feeling stress, there can be several causes, such as work overload, relationship problems, financial problems, health problems, and anxiety disorders. It can also be associated with other psychological problems, such as depression and burnout.
It is important to recognize when you are feeling stressed and to find ways to reduce these feelings. This can help your mind avoid stress and improve your overall well-being.
How can I help you?
We will first work together to identify what the issues are. We will then work on understanding their cause(s) and providing insight into them. We will find out what meaning they have in your life and how you would like to see your life differently. A lot of people think that they’re born that way, but that’s wrong. No one is born with stress.
Together we will investigate which underlying factors contribute to your stress. My years of experience and my specialized education have already allowed me to help many clients to reconnect with themselves and others based on trust and equality. I look forward to helping you with this.
Psychotherapy and Psychology
Dutch and English-language practice for individual therapy and relationship therapy.
Specialized in psychotherapy for people who live in a different country for work or love or have a different nationality or cultural background.
Treatment with thorough and scientifically proven methods, including trauma treatment, for a long-term solution.