Navigating Anxiety at Work with a Psychologist

Individuals often experience anxiety in the workplace and a range of other work-related challenges. As the workday ends, unwinding can become a more increasingly difficulty. Overthinking and excessive worry about workplace often plague the mind. This may lead to conclusions being jumped, and brainstorming ways to avoid ongoing work demands and stressors. In this overwhelmed state, individuals can resort to task avoidance and procrastination which can maintain the cycle of self-doubt and frustration.

Workplace anxiety and stress and when to seek support

Our experienced Melbourne psychologists have a special interest in helping individuals navigate workplace related challenges. Our team work with individuals and their families on a broad range of work-related issues, offering support in areas such as:

Mental Health and Well-being:

  • Health and wellness strategies
  • Managing addictions and unhealthy habits
  • PTSD/Trauma counselling
  • Pain management strategies
  • Overactive mind at night due to work pressure
  • Sleep disturbances and difficulty getting adequate rest
  • Overcoming and reducing burnout
  • Coping with panic attacks

Personal and Professional Development:

  • Career coaching and advancement
  • Resume and job application assistance
  • Job dissatisfaction
  • Feeling trapped and uncertain about making a change
  • Achieving work-life balance
  • Coping with life transitions and adjustment difficulties in a new role
  • Dealing with emotional exhaustion in your current position
  • Enhancing leadership skills through targeted training
  • Coaching for performance improvement

Interpersonal and Communication Development:

  • Navigating difficult teams
  • Conflict resolution at work
  • Strengthening interpersonal relationships and setting healthy boundaries
  • Manager coaching for effective team leadership
  • Managing social relationships and dynamics in the workplace
  • Addressing cross-cultural challenges 

Improvement of Executive Function Skills:

  • Handling difficult relationships
  • Mastering time management
  • Organisation and delegation of tasks
  • Problem-solving and prioritising effectively
  • Improving emotional resilience and emotion regulation
  • Improving task imitation and overcoming procrastination
  • Improving assertive communication

If you’re struggling with work anxiety and workplace burnout, working with a psychologist can help you to improve your mood, interpersonal relationships, and overall life satisfaction. This support can also provide a sense of control and help you restore balance in both your personal and professional life.

Success in the workplace is not just about achieving goals; it's about embracing challenges, learning from failures, and constantly evolving.

What is a workplace psychologist?

A workplace psychologist can support you in achieving balance while reaching your performance and career goals. Perhaps you are interested in further developing yourself within the workplace, including focusing on education and learning to achieve and maintain professional credentials.


Adapting to new knowledge within the workplace and taking on additional responsibilities often results in increased stress levels for many individuals. This can be particularly evident when starting a new role. Learning skills to manage your stress more effectively is fundamental, especially when feeling overwhelmed. A psychologist with a special interest in workplace-related matters can provide tailored guidance and strategies to navigate workplace challenges and enhance your overall well-being.

How can a workplace psychologist help with stress, burnout, and anxiety at work?

A workplace psychologist can be beneficial in reducing anxiety, stress, and burnout. Excessive stress occurs when you perceive a lack of ability, resources, and/or support to cope with the stress and demands in your life. This can impact several areas in life, including sleep, leisure time, interpersonal relationships, and mood, just to name a few.


How can Positive Wellbeing Psychology help?

At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, our experienced Melbourne psychologists have a special interest in workplace anxiety management. We utilise evidence-based approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, to help individuals improve confidence, achieve workplace goals, and enhance interpersonal connections, to cultivate a profound sense of achievement, meaning, and overall life satisfaction.  

Unexpected life challenges and transitions often bring stress and self-reflection. It’s natural to question your path, sense of purpose and identity during transformative life shifts. Rest assured, you’re talking to compassionate psychologists who truly understand your concerns and are here to support you.

Make an Appointment

At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we offer flexible appointments with our psychologists during the day, evening, or weekends, both in-person at our Melbourne psychology practice or online via telehealth.

believe in change and reach progress with a Melbourne psychologist

Our team of psychologists hold full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and adhere to ethical guidelines as mandated by the Psychologists Registration Board and Australian Psychological Society. Our clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based treatment approaches and workplace counselling, ensuring comprehensive support for work anxiety.