Career Change Coaching with Psychotherapy for When you Are in the Wrong Job
It’s difficult to acknowledge that you may be in the wrong job or even the wrong career, but ignoring your feelings won’t make them go away. There may be a combination of factors that have built up over time or one major issue informing you that you need to make a career change. By the time you are reading this, the signs may be all too clear to you. You may:
- dread going in to work
- feel stuck
- know you are in the wrong place, you don’t fit in
- have no work/life balance
- only be in it for the money
- realise you aren’t appreciated, even heard or seen
- have no appetite for the work
- have signs your health is being affected
- realise you are in a dying company or industry
- feel close to burnout
- be apathetic about the company’s successes
- question the company’s values
- frequently be in conflict
- be feeling undermined
- have been duped – this is not the job you signed up for
You Deserve A Career You Enjoy
The thought of change can be seriously challenging. You will almost certainly have circumstances – financial and others – promoting you to ‘put up and shut up’. You’ve probably studied for years to get to where you are – and now you are there, you hate it.
There may be expectations – your own and others – keeping you where you are: a lifestyle to maintain or familial demands.
This problem deserves scrutiny and serious discussion rather than sweeping under the carpet. Disregarding something as fundamental as how and where you spend every weekday is not sustainable. In Career Change Coaching with Psychotherapy for when you find yourself in the wrong job or career we will work collaboratively through the issues at hand. Together we will unravel your current situation and what has gone awry. We will view other options, consider your transferable skills and I will support you to regain confidence and motivation to make the necessary changes in order to achieve contentment in your job or career.
My Own Career Change
I have personal experience of making a career change aged 40, when I decided to retrain as a psychotherapist. With indications from well meaning colleagues and friends ringing in my ears that I might be a bit long in the tooth to try something new, I signed up to several years’ training. I was surprised to find that everyone on my course was in their 30s, 40s and 50s, ready for career change. My new colleagues were lawyers, creatives, journalists, dentists, doctors, entrepreneurs and bankers. There was even one trainee in his mid-60s – an eminent barrister who was ready for a new challenge! I felt very inspired by all of this and decided that at 40 years of age, I was but a mere stripling in the career-change arboretum. I was reminded too that the only thing that limits us is our imagination. The out come is that my work is stimulating, heartwarming and gratifying and changing career is the best gift I could have given myself. I love what I do and it has facilitated me developing into someone I never imagined I might be.
“If I go there will be trouble
And if I stay it will be double”
From ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ by The Clash.
Career Change Coaching with Psychotherapy
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