Mental Health in the Workplace Level 3 (VTQ)

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The role of councillor

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Role of a Counsellor in Mental Health Support

Overview of Counsellors' Support

What do counsellors do?

Counsellors provide crucial support for individuals facing mental health challenges through various channels:

  • Employer Assistance Programs: Employers may offer confidential counselling services as part of support programs.
  • Referrals: Individuals may seek counselling independently through GP recommendations, internet searches, or directories.

Approach and Methodology

Client-focused approach:

Counsellors do not prescribe solutions but facilitate clients in finding their own paths:

  • Help clients develop coping strategies and find relevant resources.
  • Long-term counselling explores past influences on current challenges, aiming for client-driven resolutions.
  • Recognises the individuality of each client's needs and progress.

Duration and Expectations

Short-term vs Long-term counselling:

While short-term sessions may focus on immediate coping mechanisms:

  • Understanding the impact of mental health on daily life.
  • Long-term counselling aims to provide ongoing support without guaranteeing complete resolution.
  • Focuses on creating a supportive, non-judgmental environment for client progress.