Psychotherapy which deals with dealing with an individual's work or career issues, is not to be confused with coaching. The latter focuses directly on identifying what you wish to achieve in the present and future, helps you identify manageable goals and develops and defines strategies you can undertake to achieve them. A Coaching qualification can be achieved in as short a time as six months instead of the several years it takes to train as therapist - so while it is fine as far as it goes in helping to boost motivation and performance, it can be limited in its ability to tackle more deeply rooted and personal problems.
Nonetheless, the workplace is often where those problems are most acutely present. Feeling undervalued, overworked, underpaid and unfulfilled in the workplace can all lead to further complications suchs as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and even suicidal thoughts in addition to h physical health problems, relationship issues, disturbed sleep or eating patterns and feelings of self-doubt and inferiority. In addition to the pressure of dealing with increased workloads and responsibilities, employees may also experience interpersonal conflict, bullying or perceived underperformance or failure. Stress may arise from unsuitable work conditions or bad relationships with managers or colleagues.
Psychotherapy can help by teaching you more healthy coping skills to manage work-related stress and other issues. Therapy can also be useful for improving assertive communication skills, as well as other conflict resolution strategies.
These skills can then be applied in the workplace to improve one’s experience at work.