There are various ways forwards for letting go of stuck attitudes, beliefs and ties to the past.
Things like NLP, CBT, meditation/mindfulness and yes - counselling ( although in rare occasions a psychotherapeutic intervention is the only thing that will really rebalance a badly listing career ship).
By far my own favourite and a technique I have used for over 25 years is "the Sedona Method"
The challenges of using this method include
- as with most techniques it needs practice - its no good thinking a "session" or two of Sedona is going to change the habits of a lifetime.
- having a Sedona "buddy"- someone else who is studying it - certainly in the early stages can really help. The should ideally be slightly further ahead in learning about it than you and this person can be hard to find without going on a Sedona Course ( they are occasionally held in Europe)
- it is surprisingly unresearched - which means you wont find it in NICE guidelines
- a lot of people whom I think need it and would benefit from it - don't pursue it. It is almost as if they dont want to let their old habits go - well not as if - thats just it - old habits are often like addictions - in other words - they are hard to stop.
However if someone is really serious about changing either the way they work or what they work at or how much work they do or where they do it - and have found this is more than a little challenging - starting off with some Sedona learning concurrent to some career guidance is in my view a winning combination.
As part of any Career Review it is possible for me to identify specific aspects of a persons career that are holding them back and thus are ideal for applying Sedona Method.
It is far from mandatory to try the method - but for anyone feeling badly "stuck" I think it is a very useful additional tool for career planning.