Stress at work

Stress at work

by Dr Emma Gray - 25th April, 2013

The work place is one of the most common places to experience high levels of stress and anxiety. It is unclear why this is exactly but it is likely to be a combination of the fact that our quality of life is largely dependent upon our financial security and much of our waking lives are spend in the work place so creating a lot of opportunities for us to feel anxious and stressed.

Stress at work can occur as a result of high and/or unrealistic goals or expectations set either by us or our superiors, challenging interpersonal relationships with colleagues and uncertainty regarding job stability and security. These scenarios results in elevated levels of stress, anxiety and panic when an individual is unable to set appropriate boundaries for themselves and others (e.g. saying ‘yes’ to everything task), lacks the confidence to create an environment that meets their needs and results in them being treated well, struggles to tolerate more than negligible levels of anxiety and stress and feels quickly overwhelmed.

Although a real and distressing problem stress when experienced in the workplace can be resolved relatively quickly and easily. A course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is usually the recommended treatment, as it is a counselling technique that both enables the individual to resolve their symptoms and address the factors that have made them vulnerable to experience stress at work in the first place.

At The Harley Psychology & Therapy Group we offer a comprehensive therapy package for those experiencing stress at work that utilises all the most effective components of a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach but individualises the treatment to meet our patient’s specific needs. Delivered by clinical and counselling psychologists and experts in the field of stress at work and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), if you live near one of our clinics in Fulham (London), Clapham (London), Marylebone (London), Chiswick (London), Notting Hill (London), Richmond (Surrey), West Bridgford (Nottingham), Stamford (Lincolnshire) or Cambridge, you can be sure to get the best possible treatment.

Dr Emma Gray

Dr Emma Gray

I am often the first person with whom my patients share significant and intimate thoughts and memories; I never take that privileged position for granted nor the opportunity to help someone to feel better about themselves and discover a more fulfilling life. One of my colleagues once described me as a natural psychologist; I guess she was alluding to the fact that I feel at ease being a therapist, I can empathise with people’s distress and discomfort but don’t feel overwhelmed by it, I can understand their problem and know how to help, it has always just felt like what I should be doing.

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