Most jobs involve some degree of stress, and this can affect people at all levels within an organisation and any profession.
Unrealistic deadlines, challenges between colleagues, heath issues, monotony and dissatisfaction with role, building a company, cash flow issues and many more.
Some stress is reasonable, but it becomes an issue when it is excessive and ongoing. There are some strategies everyone can adopt to manage and reduce their own stress levels, as well as find a positive work-life balance. Why not call Online Therapy 24 7 and speak to a life coach, counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist?
Do you need treatment for work-related stress?
Work-related stress can happen when you can no longer cope with the demands placed on you. It’s said that the UK economy loses more than 11 million working days each year due to stress. If stress is left untreated, it can easily turn into anxiety or depression.
Seeking therapy techniques for stress
For many people, work offers more positives than negatives. It funds our lives lifestyles, gives us structure, enables us to provide for our families and can help us make the most of our abilities. It can also add value to our social lives and give us a strong sense of purpose. However, if the cons start to outweigh the pros, it may well be time to take action and look for ways to recover from work-related stress.
Therapy for stress and stress management counselling
It’s much more common for people to seek out work stress therapy these days. Mental health awareness has frequently been in the headlines over recent years. As we spend so much time at work, it’s no surprise that it can strongly influence our mental health. There are many reasons why someone might start to dislike a job they previously enjoyed. Changes such as new management, rising workloads and unrealistic deadlines can all contribute to work-related stress. You may suffer from work-related stress if you no longer feel valued at work or have been overlooked for promotions. Bullying and conflict with colleagues can also cause stress as can constant undermining. Stress may occur if you have started receiving vague instructions that have left you confused or have been moved to a new role you are unsuited to or haven’t been sufficiently trained for.
The benefits of stress management counselling
Most people feel happier at work once they have received counselling. People can suffer from work-related stress due to one or several issues. When the stress burden gets too much, you may find it more difficult to focus on your duties. You may lose confidence and start to feel like you have let yourself and others down. Stress can dramatically demotivate you and affect your commitment. You may lose sleep and start to dread attending work. You may also notice drastic changes in mood, become more irritable and more emotional. Absenteeism may rise as you decide to avoid attending work altogether.
Physical and emotional symptoms
Work-related stress can cause physical symptoms as well as mental and emotional ones. As the mind and body are so closely linked, you may start to experience aches and pains, nausea, stomach ache, tiredness, headaches, weight gain, insomnia, chest pains, reduced stress drive and even constipation and diarrhoea. Stress linked to work may cause you to drink more alcohol and take illegal drugs.
Ways to treat work-related stress
Many people suffer short-term stress related to work but recover from it relatively quickly. However, it’s wise to take action if your symptoms persist for more than a few weeks. There are many things you can try to defeat work-related stress and source more enjoyment from your role. These include trying to improve relationships with colleagues and managers, negotiating a fairer workload, taking all the breaks and holidays that you’re entitled to and leaving the premises during your breaks. Maintaining a healthy social life can also help, as can thinking about the positives that work brings you. It’s also wise to avoid or reduce your consumption of alcohol, to eat healthily and take regular exercise to boost your mood. Explaining your predicament to your employer may also help.
Does counselling help with work stress? What are the best therapy approaches?
Our therapists can introduce you to several techniques designed to boost mental health and can help you gain a healthier, more positive perspective. These include CBT, breathing techniques, mindfulness and more. If you have taken steps to improve the situation but the problem persists, our fully-trained and qualified counsellors can help you. Our counsellors have vast experience in helping with business-related stress and can help you create a better work-life balance.
What is stress counselling?
When you talk to our therapists, they will tell you more about the relationship between situations and feelings to improve your mental health. The stress counselling services we offer are designed to change negative thoughts and feelings whilst helping you cope with stress more effectively. They will listen closely to what you have to say and draw up an action plan to assist you. You may be set ‘homework’ to do between sessions so you can report on the outcome next time you speak to your therapist. You can talk to our therapists in complete confidence.
What are the benefits of therapy for work stress?
Anyone can suffer from stress, no matter what organisation they work for or field they work in. If you feel your stress levels have now become excessive, we are eager to hear from you. We can teach you highly effective stress management coping mechanisms, foster a better work-life balance and help you overcome a host of issues. With our help, you can become more emotionally equipped to deal with unrealistic deadlines, difficult colleagues, job dissatisfaction, cash flow problems and more. We can also help if you run your own business and are seeking help with freelance or self-employment stress.
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Get in touch with Online Therapy 247 to speak to a life coach, counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist specialising in work-related stress.