Wellness and Therapy for Health & Social Care Professionals

You’ve spent your whole career looking after others.
Who’s looking after you?

As a front line worker, you see the highs and lows of human life on a daily basis. Whether you’re a doctor, nurse, social worker or any other health and social care professional – people see you as their lifeline and depend on your work for their survival. You’ve devoted your working life to taking care of the most vulnerable people in our society, making a real difference in people’s lives. But there’s a lot of need in this world and not enough of you to go around. Oftentimes, it feels as though your work is never done. And that’s exhausting. However rewarding your job may be, giving the best care to others shouldn’t have to take a toll on your own mental health.

Know that someone is looking out for you, too.

Your health and happiness is worth prioritsing. At YTherapy, we provide wellness and mental health support for a wide range of health care and social care professionals. We’ll help you take greater responsibility for your well-being, so you can continue to do all the incredible work you do.

Individual 1-to-1 Counselling for Health and Social Care Professionals

If things are getting too much, you might be pouring from an empty cup.

Our 1-to-1 counselling service is a safe, confidential space to talk about your experiences openly and without judgement.

Team Wide Mental Health Support for Health and Social Care Professionals

Your team is giving everything they have to the people in your care. They deserve nurturing, too.

Show them your care in return by offering YTherapy’s wellness and mental health support for your team.

Build your mental resilience.

When you see, hear and experience so much in your working life, being able to process and unload can be challenging. 

We’re here with a listening ear and ready to help you to pour some care and attention back into yourself. No one can operate on empty.

Let’s get you back on your feet.

Common mental health challenges in health and social care professionals may look like:

  • Feeling undervalued or unsatisfied at work
  • Avoiding patients with triggering cases
  • Repetitive, intrusive thoughts about individual patients 
  • Dramatic changes in sleeping and eating patterns
  • Loss of empathy
Oncology and Palliative Care Nurse

Saying ‘yes’ to yourself doesn’t mean saying ‘no’ to others.

Sometimes, you just need to put yourself first.
And that’s more than okay.

Remember, you deserve to be supported, too.

Therapy Services for Health and Social Care Professionals

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we know that health and social care professionals all over the world have been some of the most impacted and traumatised.

Regardless of the pandemic, your job is tough enough. If your feelings towards your role as a caregiver have changed, know that you’re not alone. Counselling can help. 

YTherapy offers a range of mental health support for health and social care professionals.

Working together, we’ll look at how things are affecting you and how you’re coping. With our mind & body approach to mental health and wellness, we’ll help you get to the root of your challenges and equip you with tools to build your resilience.

A young professional woman stands in front of a sunlit window. This social worker experiences work-related anxiety and seeks help from YTherapy.

Anxiety Therapy for Health and Social Care Professionals

When do the usual worries that come with working in healthcare and social care sectors turn into a more challenging anxiety problem? 

If your feelings of anxiety are affecting the way you do your job, you may benefit from anxiety therapy. 

We’ll talk about where your anxiety is coming from and share wellness and mental health tools you can use to cope. And most importantly, we’ll be here to listen to you.

Signs and symptoms of anxiety in  health and social care professionals may include:

  • Having trouble with time management and concentration 
  • Experiencing slow responses to, or even freezing during a crisis 
  • Making more regular mistakes and even medical errors, such as misdiagnosing and misprescribing medication
  • Finding it more difficult to carry out mental tasks and remember critical information
  • Feeling like your fuse is much shorter than usual

Stress and Burnout Therapy for Health and Social Care Professionals

Working in health and social care can feel satisfying and stressful at the same time. When you’re constantly exposed to high stress situations on a regular basis, it can start chipping away at your energy and motivation.

But prolonged periods of stress can quickly lead to burnout – taking you away from the thing you love to do. 

Stress and burnout therapy is a place for you to learn how to cope with stress in a healthy, sustainable way. Or if you’re returning to work after a period of absence due to burnout, therapy can help you rebuild your reserves and become more resilient so that you’re more equipped to withstand the demands of your job.

Portrait of an older man with white hair and white shirt. As an NHS doctor working in London's busiest hospitals, this A&E doctor suffers from stress and burnout at work.

Signs and symptoms of stress and burnout in health and social care professionals may include:

  • Losing confidence in your ability to do your job 
  • Becoming detached from patients, colleagues, friends or family 
  • Feeling emotionally drained or numb 
  • Making mistakes more regularly and critical errors that come with a cost
  • Feeling physically unwell – migraines and stomach aches

We'll be right here when you need us.

Stacked paper files of hospital incident reports. In hospitals across the UK, healthcare workers face abuse by their patients. YTherapy workplace wellness support and clinical supervision help doctors and nurses feel safe and less traumatised.

Trauma Therapy for Health and Social Care Professionals

Facing life and death situations is going to take its toll. Accepting that you can’t save everyone is difficult to deal with. 

Being constantly face-to-face with intense scenarios like this may well cause some post-traumatic stress symptoms. 

If you’re worried about the impact of trauma and need to speak to someone who understands, our team of trauma specialists at YTherapy is here to listen whenever you’re ready.

Signs and symptoms of trauma and PTSD in health and social care professionals may include: 

  • Feeling anxious, stressed and emotionally overwhelmed by things out of your control
  • Experiencing repetitive intrusive thoughts or images
  • Experiencing flashbacks and nightmares
  • Finding it difficult to manage emotional responses to certain sensory triggers (e.g. sight, sound, smell)
  • Feeling physical responses such as sweating, feeling sick or even pain

Secondary Trauma or Vicarious Trauma Therapy for Health and Social Care Professionals

Exposure to other people’s trauma over an extended period of time is known as ‘vicarious trauma’. As a health and social care professional, this may be something you already live and breathe without realising the full impact it can have on you day-to-day and in the long run.

Seeing that ‘others have it worse’ may push away any feelings that you may have. But just because you’re not directly affected doesn’t mean it can’t affect you. Vicarious trauma can be just as challenging as facing trauma yourself. 

YTherapy offers expert wellness and mental health support for those experiencing secondary trauma. You deserve to be supported too.

Female NHS surgeon wearing blue gown and gloves prepares for trauma surgery. As a critical care surgeon working in acute care units, this A&E surgeon is often traumatised by the wounded patients she sees.

Vicarious trauma in health and social care professionals may include:

  • Recurring dreams about specific patients or cases 
  • Becoming emotionally attached to patients
  • Avoiding patients with particularly traumatic cases
  • Overwhelming feelings of guilt or anger 
  • Feeling inadequate or incapable at work

Start Your Health and Social Care Professional Therapy Journey

We’ll be here for you when you’re ready. 

Simply follow these three easy steps to start your journey to a brighter, more resilient future.

- 1 -
Schedule Your Free Phone Consultation

Schedule a free 20 minute consultation and connect with one of our therapists.

- 2 -
Begin Counselling in London or Online

Work with a fully qualified and experienced therapist in anxiety, burnout and trauma.

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Bounce Back Stronger and More Resilient

Become your very best self and continue making a difference in people’s lives.