Employees want their bosses to provide stress counselling, according to a new report.
Over half of all workers questioned told the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s 2010 Attitudes to Counselling and Psychotherapy survey that they would like a confidential service to help them deal with the worries caused by their job.
The study also found that nearly a third would like more emotional support from their boss for problems at work and in their home lives.
Rates were particularly high in Scotland, where around 67 per cent of people wanted a therapy service.
Workplace lead advisor Rick Hughes explained that people are more willing to seek counselling now, with 78 per cent admitting they think workplace stress is a good reason for therapy.
“Organisations that provide counselling services for staff overwhelmingly find this translates to a multitude of positive benefits,” he said, adding that the side-effects included reduced absence and more commitment from employees.