Responsible employers realise that their employees are their most important asset. If your staff have emotional or psychological problems this can impact negatively on their performance. Therefore, it is in your organisation’s interests to ensure that you provide psychological support for your staff to return to optimal functioning as soon as possible and cost-effectively. The Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 puts a duty of care on employers for mental as well as physical health. There is also a common law duty of care to look after your employees. This includes stress at work. For a small investment in counselling, your staff productivity can be optimised.
The benefits of providing counselling for your staff include:
- Increased productivity
- Lower levels of sickness and absenteeism
- Improved staff morale
- Increased levels of job commitment and motivation
- Raised levels of job satisfaction
- Preventing problems from reaching crisis stage
- More effective communication in both professional and personal lives
- Reduction in stress-related illnesses
- Less risk of disciplinary action
- Effective management of changing patterns of work
- Avoidance of expensive compensation claims
I am a fully trained Counsellor and Psychotherapist and hold accredited membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This ensures that I am bound by these organisations’ codes of ethics. I also attend regular clinical supervision and hold professional indemnity insurance. I use effective methods for rapidly helping people overcome such issues as anxiety, depression, stress, phobias and anger.
I understand the needs of staff working in a pressurised environment. As I am solely responsible for the counselling service there is no bureaucratic structure, which cuts out many of the high costs often associated with national counselling schemes. The result is a local, flexible service which meets the needs of businesses and organisations – at the right price.
Can I simply opt-in and out of this service?
Yes, I have a simple, fixed charge per session. I do not ask you to sign an annual contract. You can simply call or email me and I will immediately arrange counselling for your staff.
Is counselling confidential?
Yes, in line with ethical requirements I will not share the content of counselling with an employer so that employees feel able to talk freely.
Where will the counselling take place?
I provide counselling at my consulting room on Rodney Street, central Liverpool, or via secure video software. The premises are private, quiet and comfortable.
How quickly can you book an initial consultation?
You can usually book an initial consultation within a week.
How much does Corporate Counselling for individuals cost?
£95 for 50 minutes.
How many sessions are required?
Usually, eight sessions are sufficient to resolve or significantly impact many problems. This ensures that you know in advance the maximum cost of treatment. If a member of your staff requires more than eight sessions they are welcome to continue with counselling by paying for it themselves.