Stress in the workplace
Working can provide our lives with structure, purpose, satisfaction, self-esteem and financial income. However, the workplace can also be a cause of stress and worry.
Workplace stress is different for everyone - what is stressful for one person may not be stressful for another. It can depend on your personality type and how you have learned to respond to pressure.
It's in everyone's interest to keep the workplace as stress-free as possible, and generally, organisations want to keep their employees happy and healthy.
Absenteeism costs the UK £11.6bn a year, according to the Confederation of Business and Industry (CBI). If companies have good work-life policies, employees are likely to be healthier and happier and so less likely to take time off work.
Related articles from our experts
- Why try mindfulness?
Lucinda Milne Diploma in counselling9th November, 2017
- The suitcase: a visualisation to help contain intrusive thoughts and images
Jo Baker23rd October, 2017
- Relationship addiction and narcissism: Are you trapped in the cycle of codependency?
Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor MBPsS BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner19th October, 2017
- Workplace bullying: How to survive, move forward and heal
Amanda Perl MSc Psychotherapist Counsellor MBPsS BACP (Accred) CBT Practitioner7th November, 2017
- Sexual harassment: Put up and shut up. It's time to be heard, recognised and respected
JANET JOOSTEN ( CBT therapist, Existential therapist, Integrative counsellor17th October, 2017
- Executive burnout – a resilient response
Just Clarity Workplace Counselling24th April, 2017
Counselling Directory is not responsible for the articles published by members. The views expressed are those of the member who wrote the article.