Many people find their mood and anxiety worsen at work for a variety of reasons. These include the workplace being a stressful environment, increased workload, lack of job satisfaction, or conflict with colleagues.
If this is left to continue, the increased stress can lead to depression and anxiety… a condition often called ‘burnout’.
Our therapists offer specific stress counselling in Newcastle (as well as for other problems), to work through your difficulties and help you learn better coping strategies to manage stress more readily, and avoid burnout.
What is Burnout?
Burnout is a term for feeling overwhelmed and stressed, particularly when due to ongoing difficulties. It is often the result of trying to do too much for a long period of time resulting in feeling overwhelmed and unable to manage.
Burnout can be noticed in problems with depression, anxiety, poor sleep, anger difficulties and/or intrusive thoughts about your problems, lack of ability to cope, or even thoughts about harming yourself.
Our trained stress counsellors in Newcastle (who work face to face, as well as offering online counselling) can help you to identify whether you are experiencing burnout and if so, help you to develop essential skills to help you recover and stay well for longer.
Why Am I Experiencing This?
While ‘burnout’ is not a physical medical condition, it is an issue that our trained psychologists, therapists and. counsellors in Newcastle can help you with.
Many factors can contribute towards feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, including unclear work boundaries, unrealistic performance expectations (even on yourself), and work overload.
Counselling in Newcastle (or online counselling) with us an help you learn helpful coping skills such as setting boundaries, handling difficult situations, managing your workload, improving emotional regulation, and even learning skills such as mindfulness meditation to increase feelings of calm.
All of our therapists and counsellors are skilled in helping people to overcome burnout and develop a more healthy way of working that doesn’t lead to overwhelm.
Asking For Help
If you are experiencing symptoms burnout or depression, it might be hard to communicate your problems due to difficulty with acknowledging there is a problem.
With counselling however, you can gain confidence and support so you can break down your difficulties into more manageable chunks, and work with an experienced therapist to help you make any changes you think would be helpful.
If you think that counselling in Newcastle, or online, with us might help you avoid or overcome your problems with burnout, send us a message using the form below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist