The average person spends almost a quarter of their adult life at work. It can give you a sense of purpose and satisfaction but it is also a common place for stress. Stress without excess is a good motivator in a healthy workplace, but in excess can cause many negative psychological symptoms.
Work related issues which are detrimental to mental health include:
Bullying and psychological harassment
Poor management and communication
Inflexible working hours
High personal risk work
Unrealistic deadlines and under appreciation
It is important to seek help if you feel you are suffering from work-related stress. Everyone has bad days but carrying these feelings around with you continuously will eventually overwhelm you and can lead to picking up bad coping habits such as excessive drinking, smoking and a bad diet. It can also lead to the following mental health problems:
How can counselling help me?
Counselling gives you the opportunity to openly discuss your feelings and concerns regarding difficulties at work. The aim is to identify and understand the root of the problem and understand stress triggers and coping methods and then implement a plan to minimise its impact on your life. In many cases we use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to reduce anxiety and stress by looking at the way you think and react to a particular situation.
Everyone's experience and reaction to therapy is different, so we tailor a plan which will be specific and personable to each client.