Services for Businesses and Organisations
Businesses and organisations often call upon the services of counsellors and therapists at times of particular crisis. Staff bereavements, accidents, redundancy programmes or organisational transitions are the main reasons for bringing in external expertise.
The HSE also recognises that stress, including work related stress, can be a significant cause of illness and is known to be linked with high levels of sickness absence, staff turnover and other issues such as more errors.
We can work with you to assess, develop and implement tailored interventions to help support your organisation. We have experience of providing consultancy, crisis management and in house service provision.
Nicholas Rose, Director, MBACP, UKCP, UKRCP, PGDip, MA, Adv Dip ExPsych
Nicholas worked in strategic and development roles in large and small organisations prior to training as a therapist and understands the dynamics and needs of organisations. Nicholas leads on project management and development and once put in place oversees service delivery.
Marybeth Mendenhall, Senior Associate, MSc, UKCP
Marybeth is a systemic therapist, organisations are often usefully thought about in systemic terms. Some organisations have an ethos akin to a family whilst for others inter-relationships, structures, roles and dynamics can all be approached through the thoughtful application of systemic theories.
Marybeth also has experience from a corporate career prior to training as a therapist and this brings a further layer of expertise that can ensure the therapeutic intervention is appropriate and relevant to the specific needs of the business.
Marybeth leads on the delivery of our clinical services for business and organisations and brings her experience of working in a range of organisational contexts and with a range of issues from crisis management arising from staff bereavements to organisational strategic development.
Ia Tollstam, Consultant Supervisor, MBACP
Ia is our Consultant Supervisor for projects with businesses and organisations. Her role is to work with the therapy team to help in providing a therapeutic framework that considers the particular dynamics of the project as the work progresses.
Ia’s specialism is in working with trauma and she has undertaken further psychoanalytic training in this field. She has also for a number of years, attended Critical Incidents in both public and private sector corporate organisations, using ‘Psychological First Aid’ interventions and assessing need for further support both for businesses and individuals. In this role she has supported and held consultations with managers in how they best can support staff.
Ia currently divides her time between working in private practice and as a Student Counsellor in Higher Education for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. She also works as a supervisor for other practicing therapists; both trainees and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.