What causes burnout?
Burnout or "overwork" can be caused by a number of different factors, most notably the constant enduring of situational stressors / pressures which could also include unrealistically high expectations placed upon you by yourself or others. Burnout is sometimes mistaken for normal, everyday stress that people assume might pass until it is too late, and they find themselves in a state of mental collapse. It is developed over a relatively long period of time and has many warning signs both mental and physiological.
How does counselling for burnout work?
Our approach for dealing with burnout typically involves both counselling and skills training to help you deal with both immediate symptoms as well as long term management and improved coping. You will work with your psychologist to identify and build on your individual coping mechanisms as well as reduce any maladaptive strategies ( e.g. drinking, drug use). Additionally, skills training may be used to help you develop new techniques such as mindfulness and meditaiton.
How do I get help for my stress and burnout issues?
If you would like to seek psychological therapy or counselling for stress, burnout or other similar concerns, just give us a call at 1300 059 666 or book an appointment online. Medicare rebates apply with a valid referral from a GP or Psychiatrist. Private health rebates apply depending on your plan and level of cover so always check with your provider just in case.