Stress Management

All of the services I offer can help with stress. 

Stress prevention, management, treatment and recovery are my speciality.  My interest in stress and anxiety and how to handle them started as a personal journey, having been prone to them as a young adult.  

From getting a 1st class degree in Psychology in 1999, through my corporate career in sales and marketing management, and training to be a stress management coach in 2011, I have amassed a wealth of tools and techniques that I love explaining to others.

I put together a simple, grounded and accessible course so that more people could benefit, but also offer stress management coaching 1:1 and workshops for organisations.

Contact me for more details, or to find out about my approach to stress management, and the course I put together, please watch the video below:

I developed an online course that summarises 25 years of learning.

It takes 1.5 hours in total, with simple easy to follow 15-20 minute modules covering:

– The anatomy and symptoms of stress

–  The long term health implications of chronic stress

– Simple tools and techniques for managing stress

– Ways to help yourself, and ways to help others

– Basic introduction to mindfulness

Stress is a natural human response. It can be powerful, giving us energy and focus when we most need them. Only when we allow stress to build up and overwhelm us does it become a problem. Then it can cause physical, emotional and mental ill-health. 

How I can help

I teach stress management techniques that:

  • Have an instant effect
  • Are quick and easy to use, whatever situation you’re in
  • Bring greater stress-busting benefits the more you use them

These are practical tools you can use straightaway.  From the same programme as the emergency services in Australia and New Zealand use.  Not theories or concepts with no clear outcomes. Everyone can benefit from learning them. 

I teach Stress Management 1:1, but have also recorded a simple and easy online course – that you can take any time, anywhere.  

Read reviews from others who have taken the course here:

I gained so much from completing this course. It gave an explanation of 'why' stress occurs and what is 'going on', as well as providing some immediately useable tools to reduce the effects of stress. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone wanting to manage their stress levels and improve their health and wellbeing.
Miranda Jenkins, HR and Management Trainer
A great course! Stress affects us all and although I generally like to think I have a pretty good handle on it I still learnt plenty here about it's unseen causes and the larger issues it can be responsible for. Most importantly I now have a toolbox of techniques to help me deal with or even prevent the different types of stress in my life. I feel calmer already!
Rob Brand, IT Team Leader

Stress costs British businesses up to £26 billion every year.
But it doesn’t have to be this way!

How stress affects businesses

When staff are stressed:

– They have short tempers and argue over petty things
– They are distracted and not on top of their work
– Important issues get ignored
– Customer service suffers
– Deadlines are missed
– Productivity drops
– Absence goes up

If you recognise any of these, it’s likely that stress is affecting your organization.

You can’t prevent all stress happening.  But you can help your staff to manage it, by giving them access to this course or to group sessions in stress management.  And the tools they learn will work whether they are experiencing work related stress or stress in their personal life (both will affect their performance at work).

Tackling stress at an organisational level can a improve staff energy levels, help them plan and manage their workloads more effectively, communicate well with each other, make better decisions, be more creative and remain goal oriented.  

Wow. I took this course for my own benefit but as a retired MD and HR manager, I wish this course had been available when I still had staff. The effects of stress on staff performance were very evident to me and cost us a lot in time and money. This course would have given us a common language and way to address stress, rather than it being a taboo subject. I can really see how proactivity around this would have been helpful and am loving practicing the very simple techniques taught.
J Bennet, Retired MD

Think stress isn’t an issue for your business? Think again

Since 2009 the number of sick days lost to stress, depression and anxiety has increased by 24%.

In 2011 stress overtook cancer as the main reason for long-term absence from work (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) / Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey 2012).

And the 2016 Labour Force Survey showed that in the year 2015-16 there were 488,000 cases of work related stress, anxiety or depression. This led to the loss of 11.7 million working days and accounted for 45% of all working days lost due to ill health.

On average, people who are off work with stress are away for 23.9 days. That’s more than a month. Some never return.

Why me?

After graduating with a 1st class degree in Psychology, I spent 20 years working for businesses including BT, Siemens and Cisco.  In my last major role I managed three departments and 18 people. Prior to that I was head of global sales and marketing for a leading veterinary sciences company.

Naturally, after this long in the corporate world, I’ve experienced work related stress myself. I’ve also managed people who were experiencing stress in both their work and home lives. I’ve seen at first hand the impact stress can have on people’s health, their performance and the wider organization.

Cheryl demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism and her ability to engage, build trust and deliver on time and in full have impressed me.
S Djadidian, Head of Business Intelligence, Whitbread
Cheryl has always delivered despite massive pressures and impossible deadlines. I have no problem in recommending Cheryl.
N Ricketts, CEO, Versarien PLC
I really enjoyed working with Cheryl as she is vibrant and full of energy.
B Hamblin, Director, Reside Developments Ltd
Cheryl is one of the most proactive, energetic and focussed individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
R Webb, Head of New Business, Gunnebo UK

Protect your business today. 


  • Cut the cost of sickness absence payments
  • Meet your duty of care and legislative obligations
  • Prevent lost productivity when staff are off with stress
  • Keep valued and experienced members of staff
  • Avoid unnecessary recruitment and training costs
You and your staff will learn:

– The symptoms of stress

–  Health implications of chronic stress

– Simple tools and techniques for managing stress

– Ways to help yourself, and ways to help others

– Basic mindfulness and other ‘quick wins’



I'm very happy to recommend this excellent course. It;s quick, easy to follow and very informative. The whole tone is positive and practical and it includes some simple but effective exercises that are easy to use at any time. I can see how the course will benefit people who are already struggling with stress as well as those who want to understand how to avoid becoming overwhelmed by stress and protect themselves from the harm it can cause. It's very good valule for money and well worth a couple of hours of your time.
S Russell, Copywriter

To find out more or to make a booking
Call Cheryl on 07714 286 489
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