Research has shown that a large percentage of employees suffer from work related stress. The impact of stress and demotivated employees affects the performance of your business. An increase in lost working days through sick leave, a loss of experienced and skilled employees seeking employment elsewhere, and an overall reduction in performance due to lack of motivation, are all factors in an underperforming organisations. Left unmanaged these will continue to prevent your employees and your organisation achieving their potential.
In 2001 the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists commissioned and published a report Counselling in the workplace: The facts which determined that after Counselling, more than half of all employees found their work related symptoms had returned to manageable levels, and sickness and absence was reduced by around about 25%.
True4Life offers your organisation the expertise and specialist corporate counselling skills to enable your employees to share their problems and manage change in a safe confidential environment. We offer bespoke, practical, commercially focused solutions to deal with work related problems. True4Life can provide:
Solution focused counselling
Access to specialist skills (e.g. change management)
Workplace counselling is an employee support intervention. Providing an independent specialist resource for people working across all sectors, in all working environments at all levels. Giving all employees access to a free, confidential, workplace counselling service can potentially be viewed as part of an employer’s duty of care. The benefits of which include:
Retention of valuable employees
Reduced levels of stress in the workplace
The counselling process is not about giving advice. Rather, it is about providing a non-judgemental and safe space for them to consider their own solutions to managing issues that trouble them.
The corporate counsellor has a specialist viewpoint and skillset, as they essentially have two clients – the employee in front of them and the organisation. Therefore, they have to be mindful of the context in which the employees work and have a crucial understanding of the environment to which the employees will be returning. Prior to any counselling True4Life will spend time orientating towards and learning about your company in order to be able to give the best support to your employees.
True4Life corporate counsellors are able to offer support to people in organisations across all sectors, locations and sizes. While counselling is available on the NHS, the long waiting times, lack of specialist insight and inflexibility of appointment times and locations make corporate counsellors a more attractive option. True4Life are able to provide flexible appointments and contracted hours to meet the needs of both the individual and the organisation.
It is also very easy to think that counselling should only be used to address issues directly relating to the employee’s work life. However, while work-related issues such as, stress, bullying and difficult colleagues, can of course directly impact an employee’s performance, personal issues can also have a similar negative impact.
We all experience life-crisis issues at different stages in our lives. Experiences such as bereavement and loss, relationship and family difficulties, substance misuse (including alcohol issues) and stresses at home can all preoccupy someone’s thinking and distract them from work. In some organisations this can be a major risk. The corporate counsellor can also help employees who are absent from work to return to work. Saving the organisation money in the long run.
However, more important than the type of service used is the understanding that counselling must be confidential and voluntary. Therefore, it should not be used as a conditional requirement or as part of a disciplinary process.
Please contact True4Life using the information on the Contact page. We will then arrange a consultation to assess and discuss your organisation’s needs. We will cover such information as, the role of your organisation, the type of provision most suited to you, and the necessary type of reporting you require and how it will be managed.