A number of recent enquiries to Talk Therapy Dublin have related to couples or relationship counselling. Clients often report mixed experiences attending these sessions and sometimes are quite seriously distressed as a result of them.
It is important to check your therapist has experience and specific qualifications in this area (don’t be afraid to ask) as it is different to one to one work. It is also useful to read up and explore how the process works. Some clients attend purely for the other person, this can be a factor in negative experiences.
The below articles one from Ireland the other from the UK describes some of these experiences
This week saw the publication of the Thriving at Work Report in the United Kingdom.
The report reveals the extent of the human cost of poor mental health at work and the impacts on society, the economy and the government.
It also provides a set of six core standards for employers to adopt and implement to support mental health in the workplace. These standards include imperatives to
- Build mental health awareness by making information and support accessible
- Encourage open conversations
- Provide good working conditions and ensure employees have a healthy work-life balance
- Promote effective people management, with line managers holding regular conversations about health and well-being with their staff
- Routinely monitor employee mental health
A similar report in an Irish context would be interesting as the same issues ravage Irish workers on a daily basis across both public and private sectors.