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Counselling and Therapy for work-related issues

For many, work occupies a significant amount of time and energy day-to-day and is often one of the most commonly discussed topics in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

Work life involves various aspects, ranging from career paths and progression, to interactions with colleagues and work-related practicalities.

Within these, various challenges may present themselves depending on external to us factors as well as our own inner world.

Persistent sense of dissatisfaction

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A persistent sense of dissatisfaction can be a draining experience. It can affect productivity, motivation, and overall well-being. It's important to identify the root cause of this feeling and take steps to address it, whether it's through seeking new opportunities, improving our work environment, or finding ways to increase job fulfilment. Remember, our job can be a source of fulfillment and growth, not a constant source of stress and negativity.

Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and harassment in the workplace are very serious issues and can have a detrimental impact on mental health and productivity. Such behaviours can create a toxic work environment that does not feel safe. Bullying and harassment can take various forms, ranging from verbal assault to sexual harassment, and can evoke feelings of distress, persistent anxiety and a constant sense of being under attack and having to defend ourselves.

Lack of assertiveness

Lack of assertiveness can be a major obstacle in our professional lives. It can lead to missed opportunities, limited professional growth, a sense of losing our own agency and even resentment towards colleagues who are more assertive than us. Developing assertiveness can help communicate our needs effectively and go after our goals, while also respecting the needs and progression of others. Through Counselling and Therapy, you can explore the underlying unconscious reasons that contribute to the lack of assertiveness start to challenge the behaviours that contribute to the issue.

Persistent low self-esteem and Imposter Syndrome

Persistent low self-esteem and Imposter Syndrome at work can be debilitating and affect your performance and mental health.  They may make themselves present through the way we approach the work itself, perhaps creating a self-fulfilling prophecy that leads to self-sabotage or even through not setting any goals or not going after your dreams. Through therapy and counselling we can explore the underlying feelings and thoughts that convince us of our perceived low self-worth.

Common feelings related to work life issues

While each of us experiences different work-related challenges, there are some common feelings and signs:

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Burnout and exhaustion

  • Frustration and dissatisfaction

  • Lack of motivation and engagement

  • Feeling overwhelmed and overworked

  • Uncertainty and insecurity about job stability

  • Conflict with colleagues or superiors

  • Feeling undervalued or underappreciated

  • Difficulty balancing work and personal life

  • Difficulty going to work

To seek support with work life issues, please get in touch or book a free phone consultation.

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