Workplace stress is a growing issue in Australia that has the potential to impact an individual’s short and long term mental health. Although workplace stress may arise from tasks such as an important work presentation, if stress is occurring on an ongoing basis it has the potential to affect aspects of everyday life from relationships, family and even hobbies. There are many causes of workplace stress. Some of the common causes include:
- Heavy workload or long hours
- Lack of support
- Job insecurity
- Poor work/life balance
- Conflict with superiors or colleagues
- Harassment & bullying
Workplace bullying is a specific issue often closely linked to workplace stress. Workplace bullying involves ongoing psychological, verbal or physical abuse within the workplace. Examples can include abusive language, ongoing criticism, behaviours that isolate an employee and treat them differently, setting unreasonable timeframes, refusing training, refusing leave, changing work arrangements, mind games and intimidation. Like workplace stress, bullying also has the potential to affect aspects of everyday life. Individuals suffering from workplace bullying may suffer from:
- Decrease in confidence
- Being easily distracted
Should I Seek Professional Help?
If you are suffering from the ongoing effects of workplace stress or bullying it is key that you reach out for professional help. At Armchair Psychology we will address the individual causes of the workplace stress or bullying and help you devise tailored strategies to assist you in improving or resolving the situation.
The Armchair Psychology Approach
At Armchair Psychology, we know that each case of workplace bullying and stress is different. Therefore, our team follow a treatment program that is pesonalised to the needs of each patient.
In your first treatment session at Armchair Psychology you will get to know the approach of your psychologist of choice. You will provide an insight into the issue you are currently facing whether it is workplace stress, workplace bullying or a combination of both. You will discuss your current work environment and help our psychologist better understand the issues you are currently facing. From the initial consultation it is likely that you will already have a better understanding of the issues you are facing and importantly an ideaof how to tackle these issues. With ongoingsessions, you will likely have a thorough understanding of how to get your life back on track. At Armchair Psychology our caring psychologists understand that each individual works at their own pace, and as such we will pace the treatment plan to your own needs.
Take Your First Step With Armchair Psychology
Armchair Psychology is based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs only 1 minute from Edgecliff train station. We’d love to help you move past workplace bullying and stress. So take your first step to an anxiety free life and book an appointment today with Armchair Psychology or take a look at our team below to find out more about which psychologist might suit you best.
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