Stress has become a common yet often unpleasant component of western culture and was a commonly endorsed side effect of the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020. While some level of stress is normal and adaptive, overwhelming and persistent stress can interfere with your physical and mental health, relationships and work.

How do I know if my stress is getting out of hand?

These are some of the signs people under high stress may experience:
Physical: changes in appetite, changes in sleep and energy levels, headaches and muscle tension, gastrointestinal upset and rapid heart rate.
Psychological/emotion: feeling overwhelmed, being moody or irritable, difficulty concentrating, worrying frequently.

The trained therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy will endeavour to help you reduce stress’s impact on your life. Our training and knowledge may be able to help you better cope and reduce the feelings of stress and anxiety in your life.

Stress can dominate your life and result in diminished quality of life as well as serious health consequences. Take action now to manage your stress.

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to make a confidential appointment.

Stress Management Counselling May Help You Cope


Treatment for stress can draw from many modalities including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and mindfulness based stress reduction therapy. CBT involves helping individuals identify how their thought patterns may relate to the level of stress experienced and how to manage their relationship to their thoughts more effectively. Stress treatment may also be facilitated by DBT skills which can help manage heightened emotions and address lifestyle factors to prevent an individual from becoming overwhelmed.  Developing a mindfulness practice has also been shown as an effective technique to manage stress and emotional wellbeing

Let’s work together to help you manage stress.

Our therapists work with you using relaxation techniques, stress and anxiety counselling, psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation to help cope more effectively.

Stress management techniques can include:

  • Hypnotherapy. Downloadable recordings can help you with relaxation, organization, and motivation, despite a busy and stressful life.
  • Counselling and mindfulness therapy can teach you to identify causes of destructive emotions. Very often this type of counselling can help you feel less overwhelmed.

How long will it take me to manage my stress?

There are many stress management techniques out there. Some people are able to adapt and change quickly with relaxation, meditation, and NLP therapy. Others need more in-depth analysis and counselling so that they are better able to cope with the demands in their internal and external environment. Unresolved issues may be present and the willingness to participate in your treatment is a factor. The good news is that treatments are flexible and the approach is based on your needs and your goals. We can assess your treatment method on an ongoing basis and discontinue or space treatments out when required.

Our main objective is to help you more easily cope with the demands of your life. Your therapist isn’t going to be the one answering all the questions. They’ll be working with you so you can deal with your stress more effectively, putting you in control. You can also check out an instant stress management recording.

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to enquire, or click here to arrange an appointment.


Note: This information is informative only and is not to be used for diagnosis or substitution of appropriate assessment and/or treatment by a registered practitioner. Information on this page and our entire site should not be construed as implying that our therapists are specialists in treating any condition whatsoever. While some of our therapists may have experience working with people suffering from a specific condition, not all of our therapists do. We do not guarantee any particular level of performance, cure or management of symptoms. Each case is unique and responds differently with collaboration between client and therapist being crucial. Always seek appropriate assessment from a qualified professional such as a GP, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or social worker especially if you are acutely distressed.


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