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Work related stress, burnout & career issues

Stress can affect your psychological wellbeing. Your performance at work can be affected by stress (and at home, socially, etc). Everyone reacts to stress differently.

For many, some gentle pressure, deadline/s, challenge or excitement helps your peak performance. However, too much stress then affects your daily life - your performance can go downhill.

For some, having too high expectations, unhelpfully aiming for perfection (as opposed to excellence) is an issue. If we also have learnt how to say/think self-critical statements to ourselves in our own minds too (or, if others in our lives says/have said these negative things about us) then we can feel we are lacking in some way, when compared to others. Then the stress-pressure cycle spirals downwards.

Recent events may have led you to review your life circumstances including your career/job. Speaking one of our impartial Clinical Psychologists, work stress can be helped. Gain your own perspective. See a psychologist, burnout can be prevented.

A Formulation is an understanding of what led you to have your problems and the probable factors that stop you from being able to overcome them. This then helps the Clinical Psychologist to discuss the choice with you, of what they believe will be the most appropriate therapy approach (or combination of) to offer you. Finding the right fit between you and the Clinical Psychologist (as a person) is helpful.

Additionally, Clinical Psychologists are trained in a wide range of therapies, when techniques from other approaches are needed, they can be offered so that each person’s help from a clinical psychologist is specifically tailored.

Our Clinical Psychologists are on the About Us page click here or for more information or to book an appointment contact us here.

Written by © Dr Jurai Darongkamas, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, (with over 35 years’ experience). The above has been written to provide a brief overview for the reader. It should not be used as a basis for any action until after obtaining a professional opinion about your unique difficulties, strengths, circumstances, life history, etc.

See also pages on: Stress (for general information about the importance of not dismissing it as a Mental Health problem); Anxiety and worry; Panic; Substance use; Adjusting to life changes; Anger issues; Bereavement; Depression / low mood; Difficulties with managing your emotions; Issues relating to early life experiences; Motivational difficulties; Relationship difficulties; Self-confidence; Self-esteem and; Trauma (including Complex Trauma).

Work related stress, burnout & career issues

Clinical Psychology Service