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Workplace Counselling


Many people find it helpful to seek the support of counselling at some point in their lives.  

People in any situation could benefit from counselling, those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being. 

If an employee has a mental health issue, it's important their employer takes it seriously. For example, it's a good idea to talk to the employee to find out what support they might need at work. 

There are many types of mental health issue. An issue can happen suddenly, because of a specific event in someone's life, or it can build up gradually over time. 

Who’s it For? 

  • This session is useful for staff who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity.  

  • These may be staff who wish to progress towards further qualifications such as Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace or Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace. 

What’s Covered? 

Counselling and Therapy 

  • Therapy. Be able to accurately explain what therapy is, different types of therapy and why they may benefit different types of people. Know what effect therapy can have on some people and to be well-prepared. 

  • CBT. Have a good enough understanding of CBT (Cognitive Behavorial Therapy) to be able to support someone currently undergoing CBT. Be confident enough to know what the impacts of CBT are and why some people choose to go through it. 

  • Psych Therapy. Accurately be able to explain what Psychodynamic Therapy is and the effect it can have on people. Also be able to fully understand why people may choose to go through this therapy. 

Establishing and Maintaining Relationships 

  • How to be a helper. Be able to accurately describe what a helper is and what they do for other people. Understand their impact on you, your team and your business.  

  • Boundaries and their importance. Fully understand the importance of boundaries and what can happen when they are broken. Know what to do when this happens and to able to take the most effective route to solving the issue. 

  • Effective helping. Helping can be great when done right. Understand when to offer help and how to offer it. Know that some people may be reluctant to accept any help and it is important to take everyone and their feelings into account. 

Counselling Skills ​

  • Active listening. Confidently be able to listen and be an active listener and be able to accurately explain how listening to people can influence their drive to work. Understand that sometimes people don’t want you to solve their problems but to listen. 

  • Advice. Advice, when given correctly, is always good. Learn when and where to give advice and what can happen when this gesture is seen in a negative light. 

  • Non-verbal communication. Sometimes people prefer to communicate without their voices. Understand why this works for some people and be able to adapt your workforce to cope with it. 

Mental Health in the Workplace 

  • Self-care. Self-care is a huge part of work culture and it is important to engage in self-care often. Understand what self-care means to you, your workforce and different people. Know the impact that little self-care can have on people and understand why it is so important to have. 

  • Supporting colleagues. You should always support your colleagues, but there is more than one way to do so. Understand fully the different ways of supporting your colleagues and how this may have an impact on you, your colleagues and your business. 

Session Benefits 

  • Develop counselling skills 

  • Understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills 

  • Appreciate the importance of self-development  

Date & Venue

Date will be agreed once booking has been confirmed.
This training course can be run at your premises or we can provide a training venue.

Contact Details

For more information and costs please contact us on 0345 4599710 or email

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