Increasingly lately, we have seen a number of clients presenting with symptoms of ‘burnout’. Burnout is experienced as physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion which tends to be caused by long-term involvement in situations that are emotionally demanding.
Burnout is not a simple result of long hours. At Morency Therapy we see very able, professional entrepreneurial clients who are ambitious and used to achieving personal goals. Undeniably there are several workplace stressors which can lead down the burnout path but for the majority of our clients it is their high achieving internal drivers and ambitions coupled with societal and technological stressors that contribute to their burnout.
There are three components to burnout:
- Physical and emotional exhaustion
- Signs of Cynicism and Personal Detachment
- Lack of personal accomplishment and signs of Ineffectiveness
Our psychologists work with clients to help them take stock and honestly assess the amount of stress in their life and to find ways to reduce it before it’s too late. Burnout isn’t like the flu; it doesn’t go away after a few weeks unless you make some changes in your life- and as hard as that may seem, it’s the smartest thing to do because making a few little changes now will keep you in the race with the energy to get you across the finish line.
Morency Therapy provide burnout counselling for South Birmingham and Worcestershire, including Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove and Redditch.