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“The mind loves telling stories; in fact, it never stops.”  

Russ Harris

WORK RELATED STRESS COUNSELLING

STRESS AT WORK

In the UK, over our lifetime, we spend an average of 3,507 days working. This includes 204 days of overtime. We also spend around 14,053 hours commuting to and from work. Research also suggests that employees will be involved in 812 workplace arguments throughout their career.* For many people, the impact of our job creeps into all aspects of our lives. It may affect our relationships with partners, family and friends, the quality of time spent doing other things, our health, and our sense of well-being. Feeling anxious about work is much more than that Sunday night feeling of dread, and this is where work related stress counselling can help. 

 

WHAT IS WORK RELATED STRESS?​

According to the HSE over 11 million days are lost each year due to stress in the workplace.  A little pressure at work can be seen as positive. It can help us to be more productive, meet deadlines and achieve goals. But when it gets too much it can have a negative impact on our mental health. This type of stress is often caused by too much pressure, lack of support, unrealistic goals, overly long working hours, and bullying. 

SYMPTOMS OF WORK RELATED STRESS

Symptoms of stress will vary and will be slightly different for everyone. Some common symptoms include:

  • Trouble sleeping (not being able to fall asleep, waking in the night and not being able to get back to sleep, sleeping too much) 

  • Tiredness 

  • Feelings of irritability and anger 

  • Low mood 

  • Problems with food (over and under eating) 

  • Excessive worrying

  • Lack of concentration 

  • Anxiety attacks 

  • Feelings of low self-esteem

  • Relationship problems

 

HOW I CAN HELP 

If you’re feeling unhappy at work and it is having a negative impact on your life, get in touch. We can talk through the issues in a friendly, supportive environment and I can help you to arrive at a resolution. Phone Jenny on 07398 651 333 or email jenny@jennyhudsoncounselling.com. I offer a free 20-minute telephone consultation** to talk through your requirements and see if we can work together.

*British People Will Work for Average of 3,507 Days Over a Lifetime, Survey Says

**The free 20-min session is available for individuals only, and not for couples therapy.