Individual Counselling

Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, distress they may be experiencing or perhaps their dissatisfaction with life, or loss of a sense of direction and purpose . . . enabling the client to look at many aspects of their life, their relationships and themselves which they may not have considered or been able to face before.

The counsellor may help the client to examine in detail the behaviour or situations which are proving troublesome and to find an area where it would be possible to initiate some change.

A consultation or ‘session’ with a counsellor takes place in a confidential setting and will usually last between 50 minutes and one hour.

Your health and well being is important to us. We can help you to help yourself.

Our counsellors won’t tell you what to do but they will help you clarify your situation and find a way forward, helping you to feel better. Their training and expertise means that they can help break your problem into more manageable tasks and then help identify solutions and the steps to take.

We provide a nationwide network of counsellors to help people work through problems that may be troubling them.

Remember that help is always at hand

We all face challenges in life that can take a lot of time to resolve and can result in a great deal of worry, frustration and distress. It may simply be that you haven’t encountered this situation before and need some specialist advice. Perhaps you feel that the situation is more serious, and its affecting your personal life or your work and you need someone to talk to.

We provide advice and support, whenever and wherever it’s needed.

Ask your HR or occupational Health Advisor if your organisation provides counselling support. If so, you can access our support directly through your workplace. Alternatively you can call our Head Office direct and we will advise you as to the most appropriate way forward.

Organisation Counselling

Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, distress they may be experiencing or perhaps their dissatisfaction with life, or loss of a sense of direction and purpose . . . enabling the client to look at many aspects of their life, their relationships and themselves which they may not have considered or been able to face before. Difficulties can significantly influence an individual’s ability to function in the workplace.

The counsellor may help the client to examine in detail the behaviour or situations which are proving troublesome and to find an area where it would be possible to initiate some change. Our aim is to keep your staff well and happy at work.

A consultation or ‘session’ with a counsellor takes place in a confidential setting and will usually last between 50 minutes and one hour.

Counselling in the workplace

Workplace counsellors are expected to work within a short-term framework.

Workplace counsellors are expected to have an understanding of organisational cultures and workplace factors that might impact on their work.

Our counsellors remain mindful of the specific dynamic involved and aware of potential conflict between the needs of the client, the organisation, the counselling provision and any additional parties. Counselling is a major component of an employee support service provision. It is vital that the provider has an understanding of, and expertise in, a number of related activities including coaching, mediation, trauma-management services and practical information.

All NOSS counsellors are experienced, highly trained professionals with specialist knowledge and experience in the above fields.

Counselling is not about giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action. For counselling to have the greatest effect, staff attending counselling sessions should be there because they want to be. We support organisations to enable them to foster this ethos.

Counselling helps support the staff enabling them to balance work and home issues that are affecting the individual and therefore the organisation ~ reducing the knock on effect which manifests itself in sickness absence.

Activating events
There are many life events that may lead to an individual experiences difficulties that may effect both their home and work life. Bereavement , physical illness, work or home related stress, trauma, change or relationship difficulties in the home or workplace

Physical symptoms may include lack of concentration ~ leading to mistakes that may have a huge impact upon an organisation.