Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Insurance Work
Increasingly employers have a responsibility to support the health of employees by providing access to free, confidential workplace counselling services. Providing an independent, specialist resource for people working across all sectors can potentially be viewed as part of an employer’s duty of care.
Stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders accounted for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill health. On average each person suffering took 23.8 days for stress, depression or anxiety. ’ UK Health and Safety Executive (2017)
Workplace counselling is about providing a sounding board for an employee, giving them a safe space to talk about issues that trouble them, and then working to find solutions to problems or to develop better ways of managing. Generally short-term in nature, counselling interventions can be about both work and non-work related issues, as these too affect someone’s capacity to do their job. The size of the organisation may determine whether support is provided through locally negotiated arrangements or via a recognised health insurance provider.
The Rock Clinic has developed contracts with a number of local employers to offer brief, focal therapy. This is a confidential service and although paid for by the employer, no details of presenting issues or final outcome are passed on. For further enquiries please contact Reception and mention in the initial interview that you may be eligible for funded services.
Occupational Health Insurance
The Rock Clinic is a recognised provider of psychological interventions with a number of national and international health insurance companies. The funds available wil determine the number of sessins that can be accessed.
If you have health insurance please mention this to Reception or at the initial interview and you will then be allocated to a therapist who is approved by your provider.