Managing stress, anxiety & depression

Stress is an essential part of life. In fact without some stress, stimulation and variety in our lives, we can feel bored and unmotivated. However, it’s often a fine line between how much stress is enough and how much tips us over the edge!


Prolonged stress may lead to health issues or can contribute to anxiety and depression. Symptoms of stress can include:


  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Tiredness, irritability or poor energy levels
  • Emotional volatility, anger or teariness
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Muscular tension typically in the back, neck chest and/or stomach
  • Headaches

Stress can be generated in several different ways. Increased work demands or conflict at work can raise our stress levels. Communication difficulties in the home environment or lack of clarity of responsibilities, are common contributors to stress. Major changes in our lives, such as starting a new job or moving house, are positive changes once we have settled in to them, however making those transitions can require increased effort and adjustment. Sudden changes such as job loss, bereavement or separation, often lead to uncertainty and worry. Some times it can even be our own thoughts and expectations, which generate stress, anxiety or feelings of depression. We may have expectations of ourselves or others, that for one reason or another are difficult to meet. Each and every one of us deals with stress differently and surprisingly, what causes stress to one person another can laugh off!


Catherine in particular, has a variety of practical and highly effective tools and strategies to assist with stress, anxiety and depression, from relaxation and meditation exercises, to looking at ways to manage or view the situation differently. We take pride in tailoring these techniques to your individual circumstances.