Work Stress Counselling DublinWork Stress Counselling in Dublin

Stress, anxiety, Depression, Anger

Work & Job Stress is healthy and is a part of the normal cycle of life. Everybody feels Stressed at some stage in their life. Being stressed is not a sign of weakness. However, when Job Stress or Work Stress becomes excessive, unhelpful or inappropriate, it can have a negative impact on the physical, emotional and mental health of an individual. It can also affect work performance as well as personal and family life.

You are engaged in your unique journey through life. You may be searching for your own meaning and purpose. You may be feeling unhappy and troubled, distressed and unable to cope. Counselling and therapy is about addressing that which is difficult for you and working towards meaningful change. If you are experiencing inappropriate levels of Work & Job Stress, there is help and support available.

Counselling 4 U offers a warm, empathic, safe, confidential and professional environment in which your story can be heard, you can explore issues that may be troubling for you and you will be supported in developing healthier and more fulfilling and healthy ways of living and managing stress.

Are you may be searching for help and are anxious and fearful of taking the next step.

Talk With a Counsellor in Confidence: Call James at 087-2620952

Stress is the response of the body and the mind to demands and expectations. Outwardly there are many signs we associate with stress of which we may or may not be conscious, for example, twitching muscle in the cheek, furrowing of the brow, tensing of the shoulder muscles or clenching of teeth. We might also experience feelings of impatience, anger, frustration or hopelessness. We might describe our reaction as 'butterflies', a knot in the stomach or tightness across the chest.

Work related stress is a complex issue with as many subtle variations as there are people affected by it, but it can be managed by identifying issues at source and finding workable ways to address these. There are a number of recognised work related causes of stress, which include:
• Bullying and harassment
• Feeling powerless
• Being uninvolved in determining your own responsibilities
• Continuous and unreasonable performance demands
• Lack of effective communication and conflict resolution
• Lack of job security
• Long working hours
• Excessive time away from home and family
• Office conflict and conflict amongst staff.

The HSE categorises workplace stressors into six control areas:
• Demands
• Control
• Relationships
• Role
• Change
• Support

A major source of stress stems from Demands made, eithe physical or psychological, on an individual and include Workload, capacity to do the work, physical hazards and psychosocial environments. This involves identification of unreasonable demands of the job and the extent to which they can be avoided.

The extent to which individuals feel that they have Control over how their work is being carried out has an influence on self-esteem and job satisfaction, consequently task design is important.

Relationships with colleagues, bosses and clients can be a great source of support but bullying and harassment are a major source of stress. Promotion of positive working relationships is important, while conflict and unacceptable behaviour requires swift action.

Role is the extent to which employees are clear about what their job entails. Knowing what is expected of them can greatly reduce stress levels while conflicting roles and insufficient support contributes to work-related stress

Both stress and anxiety are normal components of our everyday lives. Stress can also result from frustration or anxiety over a particular situation. Much attention has been given however to specific types of stress, such as job-related stress. Stress affects all our daily lives and inappropriate levels of stress may have lasting effects. Unfortunately, it is only when stress begins to engulf our daily lives that we consider outside help. And at this point, often further repercussions such as depression or anxiety disorders exist. There are however, effective treatments and tools for coping with stress and anxiety; even if the stress is simply a result of everyday events. Sometimes, all we need is an empathetic ear and the working skills to get through these tough situations.

If you are experiencing inappropriate or unmanageable levels of stress or anxiety relation to your work, which are having a negative impact on the quality of your life, or that of your partner, family and friends, then it is wise to seek the assistance of counselling. There are no issue too big or too small.

Seeking Help Is The Next Step! You Can Make That Difference Real In Your Life!

Talk With a Counsellor in Confidence: Call James at 087-2620952. Or email

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Work Related Stress and Anxiety Counselling in fingal,  North Dublin - Fingal includes Swords, Malahide, Portmarnock, Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush, Lusk, Ballymun, Santry, Coolock, Artane, Raheny, Blanchardstown, Finglas, Ballyboughal, Naul, Ashbourne, Slane, Navan, Drogheda, Dundalk, Castleknock,  Baldoyle, Howth, Sutton and Kilbarrack. 


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