Work Related Issues
Work-related issues refer to any problems that are caused by our work situation, whether we are in paid employment or work as volunteers.
Most of us will experience work situations during our adult lives which will require us to learn new skills, meet new people, work to specific standards, meet deadlines and relate to people with authority over us. There is also often an element of ‘being judged’ either from peers or managers which can cause difficulties.
Some people struggle with work-load and find themselves working long hours or bringing work home with them. Others have difficulties with dealing with work colleagues, and find particular situations (such as meetings or presentations) stressful. Or it may be that someone is not confident in their work or just doesn’t enjoy their job anymore.
You may find yourself dreading going to work in the mornings or finding excuses not to have to deal with a certain person at work. It may be that you avoid doing certain tasks and so they always end up being rushed or late. Or you may be spending so much time working that your family life and leisure time has been squeezed to barely a few hours a week.
Anna will help you to identify what the problems are and how they are affecting your ability to do your job. She will also encourage you to look at whether these problems exist elsewhere, or are affecting other parts of your life too.
Using CBT Anna will explore whether you have experienced similar problems in your past, and if so, how you dealt with them. She will challenge the way you think about your difficulties and encourage you to evaluate how you behave when they happen. This will help you to see whether these are part of the problem and whether changing them would improve your current situation.
You will be asked to consider your future goals and to develop strategies to achieve them.