Wellness and Therapy for Legal Professionals

High pressure and high stakes are starting to take their toll.
It's time to bring back the balance.

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are as a legal professional. And you do it because you want to help people. But working long hours coupled with high caseloads and intense projects is no longer sustainable. You’re beyond stressed and it’s starting to show. With so many competing pressures, it feels almost impossible to switch off at the end of the day. Bearing the full weight of your responsibilities is wearing you down. Your belief in your work keeps you going but something has to change if you want to continue working in law.

Take care of yourself, so you can better take care of your clients.

Don’t just survive at work. Thrive. Talk to someone who gets it. At YTherapy, we provide therapy and wellness support for legal professionals. We can help you flourish.

Individual 1-to-1 Counselling for Legal Professionals

Feelings of stress and overwhelm don’t have to be part of your day-to-day life as a lawyer. Things can be different.

Speak to our expert team of qualified therapists about 1-to-1 counselling services and find joy in your job again.

Team Wide Mental Health Support for Legal Professionals

Take care of your team and show how you value them. When you nurture your team, they can make your law firm a success.

Introduce YTherapy’s team wide mental health support as part of your Employee Assistance Programme.

Take control of your mental health.

No matter what area of law you work in, you’ll come up against challenges every single day. 

If feelings of anxiety, stress or the effects of secondary trauma are starting to get in the way of you doing your job as a lawyer, we’re here to help you take back control.

Common mental health challenges in legal professionals may look like:

  • Avoiding certain clients or cases similar to ones where you’ve experienced trauma
  • Experiencing more intense emotions – such as irritability or becoming more impatient
  • Feeling emotionally detached, pessimistic or distrustful of the people and systems around you
Trauma Counsellor

After all, you’re human too. Just like your clients, you deserve support.

No one ever got an award for ‘most burnt out’. 

Mental health support is for everyone.

Therapy Services for Legal Professionals

If your mental health is being increasingly impacted by your cases or working environment, it’s important to  know that you’re not alone. Counselling can help. 

YTherapy offers a range of mental health support for legal 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.

Man with eyes closed adjusts his glasses. Working in the City of London, this lawyer experiences anxiety and panic attacks. With help from his law firm, the lawyer can access counselling with YTherapy.

Anxiety Therapy for Legal Professionals

You’re working long hours, juggling several files (often with difficult clients), and you have to hit a certain number of billable hours. These things start to add up. 

Soon, feelings of anxiety also start creeping in. 

During your anxiety therapy, we’ll talk about your working life and where this anxiety may be coming from. And from here, we’ll equip you with a number of tools so you can get back to doing what you do best.

Signs and symptoms of anxiety in the legal profession may include:

  • Feeling like you can’t leave work at work
  • Experiencing insomnia because you’re constantly thinking about work
  • Worrying more about deadlines, targets and billable hours 
  • Feeling more irritable and unfocused than usual
  • Avoiding certain tasks and seeing a drop in productivity

Stress and Burnout Therapy for Legal Professionals

You may think that stress is part of the territory of working in the legal profession. Whether you’re a newly qualified lawyer or an established partner in your law firm, we’re here to reassure you that burnout doesn’t have to be part of your job. 

If anxiety is left unchecked, it can quickly lead to burnout. Humans aren’t designed to be under a lot of stress for any prolonged period of time. Our systems get tired quickly if we don’t take care of them.

You may use your stress and burnout therapy to re-establish healthy work boundaries. You may want to talk to us about healthier ways of coping with high-stress and even crisis situations.

Man with hand to mouth looking pensive and lost in thought. Overworked and exhausted, this lawyer experiences stress and burnout. With help from his law firm, this solicitor can can access therapy with YTherapy.

Signs and symptoms of stress and burnout in the legal profession may include:

  • Self-medicating – you may turn to substances (like drugs, alcohol or unhealthy eating) to help you relax or escape from work
  • Little to no work-life balance 
  • Working anti-social hours / missing holidays
  • Changes to professional and personal relationships 
  • Feeling disengaged from work

We'll be right here when you need us.

Man in a suit sits at his desk signing legal documents. As a criminal defence barrister, this lawyer sees and hears stories that are often traumatising. With help from his law firm, the lawyer can better cope with his trauma and PTSD.

Trauma Therapy for Legal Professionals

Sometimes it can be hard to fully separate work from life. 

You may be working on cases that trigger past trauma to resurface. And it can be difficult to know how to handle those situations. How can you provide the best service if you’re struggling to compartmentalise? 

In trauma therapy, we’ll work together to talk through your challenges and help you bring better balance to your work and personal life.

Signs and symptoms of trauma and PTSD in the legal profession may include: 

  • Flashbacks or nightmares 
  • Repetitive intrusive thoughts or images 
  • Emotional responses to certain triggers such as feelings of panic or overwhelming sadness or anger
  • Physical responses such as sweating, feeling sick or even pain

Secondary Trauma or Vicarious Trauma Therapy for Legal Professionals

If you’re a criminal lawyer, a medical or accident claims specialist or insurance lawyer, you may often hear or see graphic information and images. When you pick up a new case or when you sit in court listening to evidence, you may find yourself living and re-living traumatic events through your clients. All of this counts as vicarious trauma.

Your clients’ stories may start to grind you down and cause compassion fatigue. This may, in turn, lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. 

YTherapy provides a safe, supportive environment for you to process your secondary trauma. We’ll help you to build resilience in your role as a lawyer.

Lawyer holding and reviewing a file of legal documents. As a prosecution lawyer working in the courtroom, she often sees and hears traumatic stories. With help from her law firm, the lawyer can better cope with her trauma and PTSD.

Vicarious trauma in the legal profession may include:

  • Feeling more pessimistic or cynical about life
  • Feeling increasingly protective and emotionally involved with your clients 
  • Noticing that you can’t stop thinking about your clients and their situations when you’re away from work
  • Avoiding taking on cases you think will be traumatic 
  • Difficulty establishing boundaries between you and your clients 
  • Lingering feelings of anger or sadness for your clients 

Start Your Legal Professional Therapy Journey

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

Simply follow these three simple 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.