Therapy for Work and Career Issues
Our work takes up a big part of most of our lives. It’s therefore not surprising that the practical and emotional problems that can arise in life are quite often related to work and career. Working life can be fulfilling but there are times when we find it challenging and stressful. Worries and anxieties involving work are common; many people suffer from concerns about job and income security. Having no work or trying to get back into the work market or even the end of work and career can be especially challenging.
Work and career issues can become unsettling and even disruptive to daily life. It may be you are struggling with identifying what it is that you enjoy about your career, perhaps you are suffering from low confidence, the so called ‘Impostor Syndrome’, you are concerned about your future career prospects, dealing with unemployment, attempting to achieve a better work-life balance or struggling with managing stress, relationships at work or the nature of the work itself.
Do I need help with my work issues?
Just as you can hit a turbulent patch in your personal life, this can also happen in your work life. Some work-related problems can cause long-term damage to your health, your relationships and overall quality of life. Psychotherapy can be of help by focusing on the emotional challenges that you can encounter in your career at any stage of your professional life.
Challenges can be anything but below are some of the issues often raised in therapy as having a negative impact on work and professional life.
- Anxiety about performance
- Lack of confidence and feeling like an impostor- so called ‘Impostor Syndrome’
- Assertiveness & Setting Boundaries
- Bullying or harassment in the workplace
- Difficulties with communication
- Conflict at work
- Managing relationships with colleagues and managers
- High-stress levels & Burnout
- Job dissatisfaction, feeling stuck, lack of direction
- Retirement & losing your purpose
- Unhealthy work-life balance
Psychotherapy for work related issues in London
Engaging in psychotherapy for any kind of work-related issue or problem is an opportunity to explore the areas that are troubling you. It provides a safe and confidential space, separate from the rest of your life, where you can begin to unravel, engage with and explore the situations and dynamics that are causing a difficulty.
You will be offered a non-judgmental space where you can be open and honest about your feelings, insecurities, anxieties and worries without fear of repercussions. In allowing yourself this time, you can begin to make sense of your experience and gain a better understanding of your patterns of relating and habitual ways of dealing with problems in your workplace with the hope of eventually finding more positive ways to manage the challenges of your working or professional life.
Helpful information about dealing with some of the workplace difficulties
Is a really helpful website with articles, ideas and resources to help anyone being bullied or supporting someone being bullied
Mind Tools Video
This video explains clearly the difference between being assertive and being aggressive and gives some simple advice on how to be more assertive and set your boundaries.
Mind Tools video
Oliver Burkeman: The Guardian
Oliver Burkeman often has a light-hearted take on emotional matters. Here he gives his simple but easy to understand take on Impostor Syndrome and how society should try and tackle it.
Considering starting therapy can be a difficult step to take but finding someone who is able to understand can feel like a relief.
I offer a confidential, safe and highly professional relationship in a caring and containing environment where you can discuss whatever may be troubling you and clarify areas of difficulty without fear of judgment.
Get in touch
It’s important that you feel comfortable with the therapist so please call or email me to arrange an initial brief telephone conversation. We will then meet for a consultation during which we will explore how we may work together before making a longer term commitment to ongoing therapy.
Chiswick and West London
Oxford House, 24 Oxford Road North, London, W4 4DH
Holborn & West End London
City Therapy Rooms, 33 Furnival Street
London EC4A 1JQ
Bloomsbury and Central London
CFP, 60 Bloomsbury St, London WC1B 3QU