Benefits of counselling for anxiety
Every day, the NHS will diagnose 8 in 100 people with a generalised anxiety disorder. This makes it likely that one of your employees will suffer from this at some point.
If diagnosed by a doctor, one of the primary treatments for social anxiety disorders is like how we treat depression with medication. Likely with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
Talking therapies can help those struggling with depression. You may also hear them referred to as counselling, talking treatments or psychological therapies.
Health Assured is the UK and Ireland's largest award-winning EAP service. Our EAP is ready to help with:
- A 24/7, 365 helpline, with calls answered by experienced in-house counsellors, legal and financial specialists
- Face-to-to-face, telephone or online EAP counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions
- Email & live chat counselling: someone to talk to any time of day
- Finance management, debt and legal information
- Online physical and mental health assessment tools
- Online health portal & Health e-Hub app: use it on the go, wherever you go
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What to expect with our counselling therapy for anxiety
The Health Assured employee assistance programme (EAP) is the UK and Ireland’s largest award-winning EAP. It provides caring and compassionate support to over 10 million people.
Psychological therapies, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), can help your employees. Counsellors can also help work through any of their emotional problems.
With the service, you get access to counsellors and therapists. They help employees with a range of mental health issues, including social anxiety therapy and health anxiety therapy.
What the employee assistance programme offers
The Health Assured employee assistance programme is the UK and Ireland’s largest award-winning EAP, giving caring and compassionate support to more than 10 million people.
The first time an employee calls up, one of our qualified counsellors will assess them over the phone. Our counsellors will target what they need and match them with their ideal counsellor. For example, employees may be unaware they need both depression and anxiety therapy. Our assessment can pair them with someone who can help with both.
First, there will be an appointment with the designated counsellor. Together they will develop rapport and a plan. Together they will find the best anxiety therapy treatment option and help to reduce their anxiety, both at and outside of work.
Here at Health Assured, our goal is to get employees healthy and back to work as soon as possible. We use short-term, solution-based counselling. Each counselling service is regular, intensive and effective. This includes our CBT counselling online services, telephone services, and in-person sessions.
The sessions are solution-based, so the counsellor and employee will discuss the progress they have made together. They will then recap any tools they’ve gained to help cope with their issues. This allows the employee to see clear progress and help them cope better with anxiety in the future.
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Anxiety counselling techniques and types
Anxiety can affect an employee’s life in many ways. The causes can be to do with stress at work, at home or simply biological reasons. It can then affect their life negatively, either at work or at home.
For example, having a social phobia may give them stage fright and make it difficult to present at work. On the other hand, stress from work may give them sexual dysfunction and affect relationships at home.
These all can hinder your employee from performing to their best ability at work. Getting them support will allow them to deal with these issues.
Here are some of the therapies and types of anxiety that our EAP can help with:
- Social anxiety counselling
- Stress and anxiety counselling
- Performance anxiety therapy
- Sexual anxiety therapy
- Health anxiety counselling
- Anti-anxiety therapy
- Cognitive anxiety therapy
- Panic disorder