Workplace counselling is an employee support intervention that provides an independent, confidential environment for employees to talk with a counsellor about any worries, concerns or challenges that they may have. Workplace counselling is offered to people across all sectors and in all working environments, allowing them a safe and confidential space to talk about any issues that trouble them.
Not only does the counselling process give employees this safe talking arena, but it allows counsellors to help them find their own solutions to problems or develop better ways to manage workplace issues. Counselling does not aim to offer advice to the individuals, but rather provide a non-judgmental, empathic and accessible means to allow an employee to find a way forward.
Although the employee is the main client of a workplace counsellor, the organisation is also a peripheral client, requiring the counsellors to have a specialist skillset that can keep both clients in mind. Workplace counsellors are mindful of the context in which the employees work and have a crucial understanding of the environment to which the employees will be returning.
Sereniti can offer to support your staff with a brief programme of counselling sessions at a location suitable for your employee. Workplace counselling is generally short in nature, with the aim to address workplace issues and address them on a short-term basis.
Workplace counselling not only helps with workplace wellbeing, but it can significantly affect the businesses performance and attitude as a whole. Businesses who care about their employees and their concerns can often see this benefitted in their work.
Stress is one of the leading causes of workplace absence and workplace counselling, alongside stress management services, can be a key factor in improving your staff’s attendance. Workplace counselling is becoming more common and can be seen as an employer’s duty of care to their staff.
For a confidential discussion generally about our counselling services, or to make a referral please contact us today.