Work is an important part of many people’s lives, and we spend a huge amount of our time at work, so if work is not going well, it can impact on all areas of life.
Many people get very stressed at work, either due to work overload, bullying, unrealistic expectations, unfair policies and poor communication. These work stresses can then be added to by problems at home or in relationships which intrude into the workplace.
Counselling can explore all these issues, help to find solutions in the case of workplace stresses and help resolve home or relational issues that are interfering with work.
I have worked as a workplace counsellor in one of the most stressful workplaces there is: an NHS hospital trust.
I understand the kind of issues that come up in the workplace which can cause stress and also know that issues outside of work can impact on work, so are legitimate issues to work on in workplace counselling.
When is Counselling Needed?
Stress can be caused by increased workload or other productivity-related issues in the workplace, or by unhealthy relationships with other colleagues or even stress at home in the family or other close relationships.
Whatever the cause, stress, anxiety and pressure will continue to impact on your work, until it results in illness, depression and a decrease in job attendance and satisfaction.
Counselling for stress can have many beneficial effects. Counselling can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve mental health, lower levels of sickness and increase job satisfaction and commitment.
Does Workplace Counselling Really Work?
In a word: yes. Very much so.
I can provide support for you and alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety. I can work on any issue that is impacting on your work, find solutions to work-related issues such as bullying and undermining, help alleviate stress or help manage non-work stresses so that you can cope with work.
If you are interested in work-related counselling, get in touch.