Counselling

COUNSELLING

Spirit Occupational Health  understands organisations are under constant pressure to reduce costs and improve productivity.

Spirit Occupational Health also recognises that one of the most effective ways to achieve this is by ensuring the wellbeing of your workforce.

Spirit Occupational Health can provide counselling to include 10 minute CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.

A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in the employees shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings they have.

What is counselling used for?

Counselling, can be used to treat many different health conditions including:

  • depression
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • long-term illnesses
  • eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia
  • drug misuse
  • alcohol misuse

Benefits

Counselling can assist the employee to:

  • cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
  • cope with redundancy or work-related stress
  • explore issues such as sexual identity
  • deal with issues that are preventing you from achieving your ambitions
  • deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
  • understand yourself and your problems better
  • feel more confident
  • develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view

Work-related stress is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands place on them at work.

The latest estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS)  – Health and Safety Executive (HSE):

  • 25.8 days lost through stress, depression or anxiety
  • The estimated cases of work-related stress, both total and new cases, have remained broadly flat over the past decade
  • The industries that reported the highest rates of total cases of work-related stress (three-year average) were human health and social work, education and public administration and defence
  • The occupations that reported the highest rates of total cases of work-related stress (three-year average) were health professionals (in particular nurses), teaching and educational professionals, and caring personal services (in particular welfare and housing associate professionals)
  • The main work activities attributed by respondents as causing their work-related stress, or making it worse, was work pressure, lack of managerial support and work-related violence and bullying