Corporate Counselling & Wellbeing
In more recent years it has become apparent that employee wellbeing is key to providing a healthy working environment and workplace counselling is a widely recognised proven strategy for providing a space for employees to feel free to share any issues they may be feeling with a qualified therapist.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) included “burn-out” in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon in the section of factors influencing health status or contact with health services. Studies at Edinburgh university have proven that the provision of time limited counselling by employers is an effective support for personal difficulties effecting work
In 2001, The British Associate of Counselling and Psychotherapy published a report titles ‘Counselling in the workplace: The Facts’
The report found that following a period of counselling, more than half of the employees involved found their work related symptoms had returned to normal, with sickness and absence reduced by 25%.
How this impacts your business
The stresses of the contemporary workplace and the challenges of maintaining a healthy work life balance can have an impact on an employees’ mental health costing the business valuable productivity.
What can you do?
Counselling is widely recognised as an effective tool in alleviating psychological problems, has a significant impact on sickness absence and has a positive effect on attitudes at work.
The benefits for your business
Workplace counselling offers the employer a service that is valued by employees, has the potential for savings by reducing sickness absence, takes pressure off managers through the availability of a constructive means of dealing with ‘difficult’ staff or situations, and contributes to its reputation as a caring employer.
Book a course of 30 minute weekly sessions & see the results for yourself.
With over 15 years’ experience working in the corporate sector I have a unique experience from an employee point of view as well as from a wellbeing and mental health perspective.
What we aim to do here at ‘You In Mind’ is combat this burnout before it impacts your employees and ultimately your business.
We look at working with your employees by identifying the presenting issues which might be troubling them, both inside and outside of work.
We look at stress management, exploration of effective communication and challenging unhelpful thought patterns.
including working with how they manage their work/home life balance as well as working on their experience of office culture.
Causes of work-related stress
Work is usually good for us as it gives life structure and most people get satisfaction from it. A certain amount of pressure at work is usually a good thing as it can help you perform better and prepare you for challenges. But if the pressure and demands become too much, they can lead to work-related stress.
Work-related stress can be caused by lots of things. These include:
an excessive workload or unrealistic deadlines
regularly being under pressure to meet targets or deadlines
difficult relationships with colleagues, or bullying at work
a lack of control over the way you do your job
being unclear about your job role and what you’re meant to do
being in the wrong job for your skills, abilities and expectations
Symptoms of work-related stress
Work-related stress can have both mental and physical effects. Everyone reacts to stress in different ways so the impact and signs of work-related stress can vary and depend on your personality and how you respond to pressure.
Some common emotional effects or symptoms of work-related stress include:
feeling that you can't cope with your workload
finding it hard to concentrate on a piece of work you need to do, and remember things
lacking confidence in your workplace
not feeling motivated or committed to your job
feeling disappointed with yourself at work
being indecisive at work
feeling anxious (for example, you might dread going to work, which happens to us all occasionally but if it’s every day there’s a problem
feeling more emotional – you might be more tearful or sensitive
feeling irritable, or having a short temper