Work Stress


Stress is “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other demands placed on them”, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

In 2010 approximately half a million people in the UK reported work-related stress at a level they believed was making them ill, and psychological problems including stress, are the underlying reason for one in five visits to a GP.

Some pressure at work can be motivating, but when the pressures or demands become excessive it can lead to work-related stress.


  • Negative or depressive feeling

  • Disappointment with yourself

  • Increased emotional reactions – more tearful or sensitive or aggressive

  • Loneliness, withdrawn

  • Loss of motivation commitment and confidence

  • Mood swings (not behavioural)

  • Confusion, indecision

  • Can’t concentrate

  • Poor memory

  • Changes from your normal behaviour

  • Changes in eating habits

  • Increased smoking, drinking or drug taking ‘to cope’

  • Changes in sleep patterns

  • Twitchy, nervous behaviour

  • Changes in attendance such as arriving later or taking more time off

  • Struggling to concentrate

  • headaches

  • muscle tension and pain

  • stomach problems

  • sweating

  • feeling dizzy

  • bowel or bladder problems

  • breathlessness

  • dry mouth

  • sexual problems

Help & Support

The Centre for Work Stress Management have specialised for over 15 years, and therefore you can be sure you will receive a high quality of service.

If either yourself, a friend or a member of your family are affected by work stress, book your first appointment with us now to see how quickly we can start to help you back on the road.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality responsive and friendly services, delivered by our Narrative Coaches who posess a wealth of experience.

We are usually able to see you for your first appointment within a few days of your request.  Any subsequent sessions (if required) are agreed between yourself and your Narrative Coach, arranged at a frequency to optimise progress and to suit your own personal circumstances.

If you require any further information, please feel free to contact us.

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We look forward to meeting you soon.

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