Workplace counselling gives employees access to confidential, free, one to one therapeutic support. It is generally a short term intervention, and provides a safe space for an employee to explore any issues that are causing them difficulty.
1 in 4 adults have a mental health problem in any given year (Mental Health at Work), with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common. Struggling with mental health and emotional wellbeing can impact all aspects of life including our relationships, behaviour and ability to work.
Did you know that.…?
70 million sick days in the UK are lost annually due to mental health problems, costing employers around £2billion every year (Mental Health Foundation 2021)
Mental ill health remains the most common cause of long-term absence in the workplace (CIPD Mental Health 2021)
Whilst many organisations have Employee Assistance Programmes in place that offer support services including one to one counselling, others might be considering how best to support their staff when they are struggling, whether in crisis or simply finding it difficult to cope. When life feels hard, it can have a huge and understandable impact at work.
Having proactive support strategies in place reduces the likelihood of employees reaching breaking point. Sometimes work-related problems cause or exacerbate mental health difficulties, or it may be that personal problems are causing ill health at work. Workplace counselling can provide a short-term therapeutic approach to explore any issues that are causing distress and difficulty, and through establishing open conversations about mental health, employers can create working environments in which both people and business can grow.
How can I help?
I have experience of establishing and providing external counselling services for a variety of local organisations. This work includes a mixture of adhoc crisis management sessions, as well as ongoing counselling contracts supporting time limited one to one staff counselling, as and when it is needed.
The choice of face to face, online or telephone counselling sessions
A collaborative approach to meet your organisational needs
Pay per session basis - no monthly retainer
Prompt invoicing procedure after each counselling session
If you would like to discuss how confidential workplace counselling could be introduced to support your staff, please do get in touch with me and we can talk about how I might be able to help.