Counselling for Employees

Managing and supporting staff at times of difficulty is one of the most challenging aspects of being an employer. The Spark’s Employee Counselling Service is here to help.

By offering a counselling service to your employees you are demonstrating your commitment to staff wellbeing while also investing in staff satisfaction, productivity and retention. Our short-term, solution-focused counselling sessions can help employees remain at or return to work more quickly.

The CIPD’s Health and Wellbeing at Work 2023 survey found mental ill health remains the most common cause of long-term absence. While the Health and Safety Executive found 914,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety resulting in 17m lost working days.

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How we can help

With a legacy of almost 60 years and expertise in both counselling and counselling training, The Spark understand the challenges faced by employers. We see first-hand the impact upon teams and morale when stress and mental ill health present both personal and work-related struggles. Our team of 70 dedicated and experienced counsellors are ready to help.

Express access to counselling

By partnering with The Spark, your employees will be offered priority appointments and avoid a lengthy wait for support, with all the resulting benefits for your teams and business. Counselling can be delivered face-to-face from our premises in Glasgow city centre and Edinburgh, or online.

We offer a six to eight session model, using a range of counselling modalities (psychodynamic, person-centred, transactional analysis, humanistic and integrative therapy) to tailor our support to your employee’s needs.

Support for all issues that affect your employees

We can support your team with work-related or personal issues that may impact their work and help them develop positive coping strategies.

Some examples of issues employees can seek support with are:

  • Stress and burnout
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Life and work transitions
  • Relationships at home or work
  • Returning to work after an absence

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Professional and clinical excellence assured

Recognised by COSCA

All of our counsellors are trained to diploma level and many have advanced qualifications in specific modalities of counselling. Each counsellor is a registered member of one or more professional bodies including BACPCOSCA and OTI.

The Spark is proud to be a recipient of the COSCA Recognition Scheme Award for organisations undertaking Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland. This award reflects our commitment to professional and clinical excellence in our counselling services.

The Spark is also an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Common Issues

Benefits of Employee Counselling from The Spark

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Enhanced Employee Wellbeing
Investing in your employees’ mental and emotional wellbeing is not just the right thing to do; it’s a strategic business move. Our counselling service helps your team navigate personal and work-related challenges, reducing stress and increasing productivity.
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Increased Retention
By offering support through The Spark, you demonstrate your commitment to your employees’ well-being. This not only boosts morale but also enhances staff loyalty, reducing turnover and recruitment costs.
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Improved Performance
A happier, more content workforce is a more productive one. Our counselling services can help your employees overcome obstacles, leading to increased job satisfaction and enhanced performance.
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Expert Guidance
Our team of accredited counsellors are experienced in a wide range of issues, from stress management to work-life balance. They provide a safe and confidential space for your employees to discuss their concerns and develop strategies for improvement.
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Tailored Solutions
Every workplace is unique, and so are the challenges your employees face. The Spark provides customized counselling solutions that address the specific needs of your staff, fostering a happier and more harmonious workplace.

Enquire about employee counselling

Whether you just have one employee that needs some help right now or you are looking for a comprehensive on-demand counselling service for your entire workforce, getting started is easy. Simply contact The Spark to discuss your organization’s unique needs.

Need some support?

Make a counseling enquiry today and get the support you need.