Psychotherapy and Employee Absence

Research Shows Psychotherapy can Help Lower Work Absence

Research has recently been undertaken using information taken from employee assistant programmes. It reveals that 52% of those surveyed said that without the help and support received from counselling and psychotherapy professionals their concerns would have caused them to miss work. The research also showed that only 17% felt that their ability to cope with their job was ‘good’ or ‘very good’ before they had counselling whilst 64%  said it was after counselling.

4213 employees from a range of businesses were questioned regarding the effects of the psychotherapy they received upon their capacity to work well and efficiently. However, it was also found that there was a knock on effect to the counselling. Those surveyed reported a positive effect upon their personal lives, with 9% saying that their personal life was ‘good’ or ‘very good’ before the psychotherapy, but with 57% saying that was the case after counselling. 

Relationships with work colleagues also improved with 23% stating that they were ‘poor’ before psychotherapy, but only 2% afterwards. 

Unconscious thoughts and feelings concerned with our lives and experiences can affect how we feel about and experience our work and relationships. Psychotherapy and counselling can help you gain a better understanding of why you may be finding life and work dissatisfying. The psychotherapists at The Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice in London can help guide your exploration which can lead to a better sense of well being.