Benefits of counselling for depression
Mental health problems are most commonly tackled with psychiatric medication treatment options. Antidepressant medications can help with mental illnesses. Coupling this with professional help from a counsellor is the best way to get long term and short term results.
Talking therapies can especially help those struggling with depression. You may also hear them referred to as counselling, talking treatments or psychological therapies.
If your employees are going through a difficult period of their lives, short-term counselling is perfect to help them through it. This could be because of bereavement. This can include losing a close relative, having relationship troubles or health complications.
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-face, telephone or online EAP counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions
- Email & live chat counselling: someone to talk to any time of day
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Counselling for depression: what to expect with Health Assured
The Health Assured employee assistance programme is the UK and Ireland’s largest award-winning EAP, giving caring and compassionate support to over 10 million people.
With the service, you get access to counsellors and therapists who can help employees with a range of mental health issues.
Improving access to psychological therapies, such as CBT, can help your employees. Counsellors can also help work through any of their emotional problems. This includes depression, and this is how we support your people.
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 anxiety and depression 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. This can be a mix of psychotherapy and counselling for depression. CBT and other therapies may also be useful alongside counselling.
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 depression in the future.
How effective is counselling for depression?
One of the biggest hurdles to dealing with depression is talking about it and acknowledging it. It is often easier to talk to a stranger than to friends and family. This is why an impartial counsellor can be helpful.
During talking therapy, a trained counsellor or therapist listens to your employees. They help your employees find their own answers to problems, without judgment.
Counselling aims to help with understanding the issues that are affecting your employee. Their role is to listen, provide feedback, and work with them to develop strategies to cope.
This gives employees the tools to cope with problems and feel happier. This leads to a more productive and engaged employee. Using our EAP can help your organisation:
- Reduce mental health-related sickness and absence by as much as 45%
- Reduce staff turnover by as much as 18%
- Boost productivity by as much as 8%
- Reduce costs and expenses by as much as 30%
- Call our wellbeing experts today, or request a demo of our EAP services.