Career and Work Related Stress

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Work related stress is quite simply a form of stress caused by things that happen at work. Challenge is a normal part of having a job, and most people enjoy it to a certain extent. However, when those challenges override the ability to cope, the body and mind can begin to suffer. While stress is a natural and useful human response, in excess it can be very unhealthy and cause all sorts of havoc across the body, including headaches, high blood pressure and depression.

 

All forms of work can be stressful, regardless of a person’s salary, industry, or position. When work starts to get too much, you might start to experience physical and psychological symptoms. It’s important to listen to your body so you can get help when you need it. Ignoring your body’s messages will only make you ill while exacerbating your work problems.

 

You may notice changes in your sleeping patterns and behaviours. You might have started to over eat or not eat at all. You may be smoking or drinking more to relax or manage your feelings. Friends or family may have noticed mood swings with you becoming angry or stressed for no apparent reason.

 

Are dreading going to work? Perhaps you wonder if you are good enough? Are you overly sensitive, tearful or aggressive? Do you feel lonely or alone. Have you lost you motivation, passion or enthusiasm?

 

Physically you might experience aches and pains, feeling sick or dizzy, lack of sex drive, chest pains, generally feeling ‘unwell’. Sometimes our bodies know us more than we do. You might dismiss stress as a passing phase, but even short periods of stress can have negative effects on the body.

Our approach

It is important to seek help if you think you are suffering from work related stress. It’s easy to think it’ll pass, or that it’s all part of the natural working world but the truth is – it’s not. Work, in general, should make you feel good. Having a job adds structure and purpose to life, while earning money is the key to independence and freedom.

 

Of course there will be days where you feel tired, emotional and stressed out but if you’re carrying those feelings around with you every day, you will wear yourself out. Work related stress can lead to the following mental health problems:

  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • low self-confidence
  • depression
  • suicidal thoughts

 

Work related stress is so common it is useful to understand the difference between normal stress and when it becomes dis-stress.

 

A combination of Counselling and CBT will help focus on where you are at. Sometimes we can be dug in so deep it is hard to see things as they really are. Taking back control of our thoughts and feelings is key so we can make the right decisions for ourselves. To achieve this we will look in depth at your work situation and beyond that in terms of your relationships, self esteem and beyond. You will learn what is driving your unhappiness and be able to consider what to do about that in a progressive way.

 

Working Minds Therapy aims to get to the root of work related stress. We are all different and as such we all react differently to certain situations. We can explore your own unique patterns of thinking and behaviour in a place away from the work environment. This will help you to unravel your feelings and move forwards more freely.

 

Sometimes, problems can stem from a deeper place than they first appear. Many people continue to encounter the same problems time and time again in life because they don’t tackle them from the roots.

 

Working Minds Counselling can bring these issues to the surface and deal with them one by one in a confidential setting. By addressing your work related stress, you can lower your risk of it developing into a more serious problem. 

 

You can access this support yourself here or if your employer does not operate an employee assistance scheme, ask about one, and bring them to Working Minds here



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What our clients have to say…

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

I want to thank you for the valuable time you spent with me to achieve my career and life goals. I really appreciate the support and advice you gave me.

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

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2017-03-02T14:16:26+00:00

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

I want to thank you for the valuable time you spent with me to achieve my career and life goals. I really appreciate the support and advice you gave me.

Russell W – New Volunteer

Over the course of the sessions I have had with Simon I have gone from someone who probably would not have been able to carry on for much longer the way that I was, to someone that is now looking forward to working and moving on with my life...

Russell W - New Volunteer

5.0
2017-03-02T14:28:32+00:00

Russell W - New Volunteer

Over the course of the sessions I have had with Simon I have gone from someone who probably would not have been able to carry on for much longer the way that I was, to someone that is now looking forward to working and moving on with my life...
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