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Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Program - EAP

Helping organisations support their most valuable assets - their employees.

Fast, confidential service to employees both in public and private sector organisations.

Why do I need an Employee Assistance Programme? 

Work can have a significant impact on people's mental wellbeing.

Employers can help to foster a mentally healthy workplace, for example by taking action to prevent and manage stress and training line managers on mental wellbeing.

Reporting on the success of an Employee Assistance Programme, EAP can have prestigious benefits for the organisation.

Staff Counselling

Being in good shape mentally as well as physically is vital to a healthy, productive and happy workforce.

There are times where everyone experiences the pressures of life, but there are some situations that can leave employees feeling so overwhelmed and stressed, it impacts on their ability to perform their job.

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How Can We Help? 

An Employee Assistance Programme, EAP can address a broad and complex array of issues affecting mental and emotional well-being, such as,

 workplace stress,

family problems,


anxiety and depression,

alcohol and substance use.

An Employee Assistance Programme, EAP can also work in a consultative role with managers and supervisors to address employee and organisational challenges and needs.

What Are The Benefits of an Employee Assistance Programme? 

An effective Employee Assistance Programme, EAP plays a critical role in motivating and supporting employees in their personal wellness and in building resilience to stress before it leads to health or productivity issues.

By continually focusing on, and adapting to an organisation's needs, the right Employee Assistance Programme, EAP can:

  • Increase employee recruitment and retention

  • Improve employee health and well-being

  • Improve company productivity and performance

  • Reduce health claims and missed workdays

  • Reduce absenteeism and presenteeism

  • Improve organisationational performance

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What Happens With An Employee Assistance Programme Referral?

We accept two types of referrals:

1. Self-referral where the employee seeks help on their own and nobody know about it other than the sponsor (usually HR or OH)
No record of this type of referral appears in the employee's personnel file.

2. A formal referral is conducted by the employee’s manager, Human Resources or Occupational Health department. Any recommendations to be referred may or may not appear in the individual's personnel file depending on the situation. Often, no record is made unless there is a need for formal disciplinary action.
What is discussed during the sessions, however, is not reported to the employer in either case.

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What Are The Aims Of An Employee Assistance Programme? 

Actively assess and manage risk issues, referring or signposting clients to their GP, alternative NHS resources or support services where appropriate. Themes, trends and risks are highlighted appropriately which can then be used in wellbeing campaigns and training initiatives.

Counselling is person centred, versatile and corporately focused, trusted by our clients ultimately leading to great results for everyone. 

Working in partnership with our customers to provide an intervention that frees up valuable time and resources

Give individuals the best help possible to get them back on track

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All Employee Assistance Programme Initial Consultations Are In Person

All Employee Assistance Programme, EAP initial consultations are in person.

Initial Consultations are held in both Sea Mills, BS9 and Whitchurch BS14*

Initial Consultations cost  £30.

I also offer a combination of face to face and remote sessions, via phone or Zoom for clients on request. 

*I am currently in Whitchurch on Mondays

I charge £50 an hour for individuals

Contact me directly to discuss authorising of sessions, Outcomes Rating Scores (ORS), and invoicing requirements, etc. 

What you can Expect

  • A safe, secure and confidential counselling environment.

  • A contract with you, which includes dates, times, issues you want to discuss, explore and work through.

  • Acceptance.

  •  Empathy

  •  Non-judgement,

  • Respect and encouragement of you to talk openly and honestly about what is going on in your way, in your time. 

  • Being listened to, supported and helping you explore, understand and deal with your feelings, difficulties and situations more effectively. (whether practically or emotionally).

  • A safe space to evaluate your life, helping you to develop strategies to help you either accept or, change your situation

  • Promote your 'Well-Being' and your independence, in the shortest possible time frame

  • Work within the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Ethical Framework

Why Work With Me?

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
* BA (Hons) Housing and Development 
* City & Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
* ITEC Diploma Anatomy & Physiology
* Usui System Natural Healing - Reiki Teacher

*Over 30 years experience of working in the care and support field. Working within the Probation Service and Public and Voluntary Sectors. I have been an advocate for adult survivors of institutional child sex abuse and formerly an Approved Foster Carer for Avon Social Services.

Experience of counselling in an organisation taking GP referrals; Employees Assistance Programmes and private practice, offering both short and long term counselling over a broad range of issues and circumstances.


Of organisations now use an
EAP service as part of their
Health and Wellbeing Plan*


Average days to wait for a
1st Appointment
with one of our
Professional Counsellors


Clients seen within
5 miles of their home or
work location

Investing in Your Organisation

Making lives more manageable productive and healthier.

Translating into more efficient workplaces, more engaged employees and increased company loyalty.

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