People lead stressful lives. We are surrounded by stress inducing factors whether at work, at college, at home or in our relationships. Positive events in our life can also be stressful even though we may not think of those things being stress inducing. Examples of these things could include getting married, starting a new job or moving overseas.
There, sadly, seems to be a taboo around people admitting to feeling stressed, which can result in stress building up and leading to a feeling of low mood and physical issues. It really does not have to be like that - there are ways of looking to deal with these things before a stressful situation becomes a longer-term problem.
It may be that you do not want to admit to friends, colleagues or family that things are difficult for you and that you may not be coping well. At times like that you can turn to a psychotherapist and counsellor to explore things in a completely open and non-judgemental manner.
There may be a perception that people only see psychotherapists and counsellors when they have a mental issue. Nothing could be further from the truth. Dealing with things at an early stage can prevent things building up and help to resolve things.
Seeing a psychotherapist and counsellor is not an ordeal or anything extraordinary. We are normal professional people available to you to talk things through in a calm, considered and safe environment.