Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Dolly Parton

Counselling for Work Stress

Ongoing pressure at work can become all-consuming. When your work and home life are out of balance, both your physical and mental health are likely to suffer, which will have detrimental effect on many areas of your life.

You may feel excessively anxious or low, or lack energy and enthusiasm. You may feel overwhelmed, struggle to concentrate and meet important deadlines. You may experience problems in your relationships both in and out of work.

All of this can affect your self-esteem and leave you with feelings of not being good enough. You may start avoiding social situations and lose the ability to enjoy events and activities that used to bring you pleasure. It could also lead you to becoming more dependant on alcohol or over-eating to try to numb out difficult feelings. And it could lead to burnout, resulting in time off work for both physical and mental health issues.

How can counselling help with work stress?

Counselling allows you to explore the current balance in your life between work and home life and understand how much your work role defines who you are. It helps you review the importance of other aspects of your life and examine your definition of success away from work.

Counselling enables you to revisit your identity and your purpose in life - asking questions such as ‘who are you and what is your purpose outside of your work role?’  It can also help you set healthy and realistic boundaries. To learn that it’s OK to say ‘no’ to others and ‘yes’ to yourself.

Counselling offers you ways in which you can reduce your anxiety and create healthy habits around self-care. It will enable you to build a more balanced, happier life moving forward.