Employment problems are one of the leading causes of stress, poor health, and damaged relationships. Work-related problems account for nearly six million sick days a year, with over 150,000 people taking at least a month’s sick leave due to stress.
High levels of stress and anxiety at work can lead to both physiological and psychological symptoms such as headaches, high blood pressure, muscle tension, irritability, mood swings and breakdowns.
Whilst working hard is something to be proud of, pushing yourself too far can be destructive.
If you are struggling with a work-related issue, then you may benefit from visiting a career counsellor. Work-related problems can cause long-term damage to your health, your relationships and overall quality of life, but fortunately, career counsellors can help.
Together with your therapist, you can explore the factors that are causing you to feel such extensive anxiety and stress (such as long hours, overworking, pressing deadlines or bullying at work) and equip you with the resources to help manage these problems. They can also help in cases where you are unsure which occupation to take up, or for those who would like a career change.
Using techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy, your therapist can provide the support you need to move forward with your working life.
We understand the pressures of work from high-powered jobs and demanding careers, working with clients including directors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, senior management and other professionals.
Our therapists have extensive training and experience in treating work and career-based issues, and can help you establish goals relating to your current job, guide you through career changes, and offer support during redundancy or retirement.