Q People HR Workplace Counselling
What is workplace counselling?
Counselling helps people identify issues, difficulties and problems caused by thoughts, feelings and emotions and encourages them to respond and make progress towards resolution. Whilst a little bit of stress provides workers with the motivation to increase productivity and efficiency, too much stress can be counterproductive.
Counselling in the workplace can take place in person or by telephone, and provides a facilitating service. It opens up communication between staff and employers, and encourages frank discussion. Counselling also enables the worker to identify what can and cannot be changed, and to explore alternative solutions.
How effective is workplace counselling?
Providing psychological therapy for stressed employees can have many beneficial effects. Counselling in the workplace can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve mental health, lower levels of sickness and increase job satisfaction and commitment. It provides an effective method of understanding the pressure caused by occupational stress and offers a supportive remedy.
A counsellor can provide a supportive service to clients, in the workplace, and alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety. Besides the pressure and stress caused by a huge workload and increased responsibilities, employees may also experience additional personal stress in the workplace. This could come in the form of conflicts, bullying and undermining, unsuitable work conditions or bad relationships with colleagues.
Why should an organisation contract Q People HR?
Identified reasons for contracting and accessing counselling services:
- to provide additional suppport for employees
- to meet the employer's duty of care
- to support employees through times of organisational change
- to help alleviate stress
- to enhance employees' welfare package
- to support the HR functionality
- to protect organisation from litigation
- to encourage retention/loyalty
- to address sickness/absence
Q People HR provides employee Workplace Counselling with fully trained and qualified counsellors, cognitive behavioural therapists, psychologists and mental health professionals.
Our ethics and Code of Practice are aligned to the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy - (BACP)and the British association of Cognitive Behaviourial Therapists - (BABCP).
Q People HR will:
- agree clear and measurable service standards
- offer a 7 day referral scheme
- provide the most appropriate and experienced practitioners