The stresses of our job should not be underestimated. Finding the support needed to manage our mental health is key.

How work can affect your mental health

The workplace puts all kinds of demands onto each one of us every day. Although some stress is part of our daily lives and is manageable, continual high levels of stress can create an unacceptable strain upon our health. Problems that arise at work such as conflict, bullying, or anxiety triggers, can build up to a point that is very difficult to cope with. Stress caused by employment, or the lack of employment, can be incredibly damaging to an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing. When such stresses and anxieties are left unchecked and unresolved it can over time lead to problems that have lasting ramifications. Relationships both inside and outside the workplace can suffer, and mood-swings leading to breakdowns are now more common than ever. The physiological symptoms of workplace stress are well documented: headaches, high blood pressure, muscle tension and general poor health are all contributing factors to the reason why so many people are having to take time off due to work-related stress.

Whilst striving to reach your career goals and working hard are admirable traits, they can work against you. A work/life balance and an understanding of what constitutes as destructive behaviours can help alleviate sources of stress and help you lead a life in which your employment does not adversely affect your mental health.

Online Psychological Therapies we Offer:

How online counselling can help treat work-related issues

Counselling can provide you with the support and guidance you require to manage the stress and anxiety related to your workplace. With the help of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) you can identify how your feelings, thoughts and behaviours are connected, and in what ways they are contributing to the problems you are experiencing. Working together with your counsellor, you can identify both the issues that are causing you stress or anxiety and find the necessary techniques to tackle them.

During your sessions with your counsellor, you will have the space in which to discuss areas that concern you, such as relationships at work, bullying, exhaustion, deadlines and overworking. Your counselling treatment can also include supporting you as you consider a change of career. Whatever the issue may be, counselling for work-related issues can provide the foundation you need to regain control over how your job affects you.

Virtual counselling for work-related problems

Counsellors at Online Therapy Company are both highly trained and experienced. We have helped and supported clients across all sectors and professional positions. We pride ourselves on working with you to pinpoint the sources of your stress and allow you to return to work equipped with the tools needed to manage future issues.

High levels of stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, or exhaustion, can be incredibly difficult to cope with and reduce our ability to work at the standard we may want to. With the help of our counsellors, we can support you to learn to manage those feelings, re-establish a healthy work/life balance, improve confidence, or explore job dissatisfaction. Whatever issues you are facing at work, Harley Clinic Therapy counsellors can provide a wealth of knowledge to guide you through a career change, create new and achievable goals, or help you adjust as you enter retirement.

We can offer help today

Employment problems are the source of a variety of negative issues. If you feel that your work life is difficult to cope with, please give us a call or use our online appointment form.

For more information call 0753 718 1090 or email help@online-therapy.company. To book a Virtual Therapy appointment with the Online Therapy Company, please fill in the online booking form.

Author – Dr Aisha Ali – DPsych Couns Psych, ADOS 2 Certified B.Psych (Hons)

Dr Aisha Ali is a highly experienced BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Expert witness with over 15 years experience of working within the NHS in complex care and private practice. She has extensive experience of working with individuals, couples and families presenting with complex psychological and emotional issues. Aisha provides life and performance coaching.

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