Stress Counselling Melbourne

Stress counselling designed to help individuals overcome the burdens of stress and anxiety, empowering them to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques and personalised approaches, we work collaboratively with clients to reduce symptoms, enhance self-awareness, and promote overall well-being.


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Martina Luongo

Martina is committed to fostering a robust therapeutic bond with her clients based on trust and mutual support. She adopts a client-centered approach, prioritizing the individual’s distinctive requirements and tailoring therapy accordingly. Her goal is to create a personalized experience that truly addresses the client’s needs.

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    Understanding Stress

    Stress is a natural and adaptive response that our bodies and minds experience when faced with challenging or demanding situations. It is a physiological and psychological reaction to events or circumstances that are perceived as threatening, overwhelming, or beyond our ability to cope effectively. Stress can be triggered by a wide range of factors, including work-related pressures, financial difficulties, relationship issues, health problems, major life changes, and even positive events such as planning a wedding or starting a new job.


    Stress can manifest in various physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. While the specific symptoms can vary from person to person, some common signs of stress include:

    Physical Symptoms
    • Fatigue and low energy levels
    • Frequent headaches or migraines
    • Muscle tension, aches, or stiffness
    • Gastrointestinal issues like stomach pain, indigestion, or diarrhea
    • Changes in appetite, either increased or decreased
    • Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or excessive sleeping
    • Rapid heartbeat or palpitations
    • Sweating or clammy hands
    • Weakened immune system, leading to more frequent illnesses
    • Sexual difficulties or loss of libido
    • Frequent colds or infections due to suppressed immune function
    Emotional and Psychological Symptoms
    • Anxiety and excessive worrying
    • Irritability or mood swings
    • Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with everyday tasks
    • Restlessness or feeling on edge
    • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
    • Racing thoughts or an inability to quiet the mind
    • Feelings of sadness or depression
    • Low self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness
    • Emotional sensitivity or increased emotional responses
    • Emotional detachment or numbing to avoid facing stressors
    Behavioral Symptoms
    • Changes in eating habits, such as overeating or undereating
    • Increased use of substances like alcohol, tobacco, or drugs
    • Withdrawal from social activities or relationships
    • Procrastination or avoidance of responsibilities
    • Difficulty managing time or being organized
    • Impulsive behavior or outbursts of anger
    • Nail-biting, pacing, or other nervous habits
    • Difficulty relaxing or engaging in leisure activities
    • Difficulty communicating effectively with others

    It’s important to note that experiencing some of these symptoms occasionally is normal, but if they persist, intensify, or significantly interfere with daily functioning, seeking professional help from a healthcare provider or mental health professional is recommended. They can provide an accurate diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment options to manage stress effectively.