HSE research shows that on average over 10 million working days are lost each year due to stress, depression and anxiety. It is known, by responsible employers, that a supportive and healthy working environment is important for its employees well being and to its success as an organisation.
Counselling helps people respond differently and quickly to stressful or anxiety-creating situations. Prof. McLeod of the University of Abertay, Dundee, states that after as little as 3-8 sessions of counselling, most people's work-related symptoms return to the normal levels, levels of sickness and absence fall between 25-50% and levels of job commitment and satisfaction rise.
These facts not only demonstrate the positive emotional outcomes for employees but they also make the case for the organisations who offer it.
All styles of counselling turn out to be helpful; however research indicates that it is more important to see a well-trained practitioner than opt for one particular approach.
Being an integrative psychotherapist and having provided direct counselling support for organisations for over 20 years the support I can offer clients not only includes counselling for personal problems such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship breakdown and domestic violence but also help with work-related problems; including all aspects of stress, bullying and harassment, managing workload, manager/supervisor relationships and adjusting to new responsibilities.
If you would like more information about how I could help you with any employee assistance please call me on
02380 260151 or send an email to [email protected]