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Stress Counselling in the Workplace

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Stress Counselling in the Workplace to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Companies both large and small are increasingly recognising the enormous benefits of retaining the services of a trained counsellor competent in establishing Employee Assistance Programmes and experienced in formulating policies and a range of brief interventions to assist such individuals. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to fill this valuable role.


  • Lesson One
    • Employee Assistance Programmes
      • Introduction
      • The Cost to Industry
      • The Cost of an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lesson Two
    • Exploring the Need
      • The Role of the Counsellor
      • The Range of the Programme
      • Key Influences
      • Questioning
  • Lesson Three
    • Establishing a Programme
      • History
      • Similarities and Differences
      • Creating and Maintaining an Effective EAP
      • Functions of the Employee Assistance Counsellor
  • Lesson Four
    • Facilitating Training Programmes
      • Awareness Programme
      • Documentation
      • Assessment
      • Treatment Options
  • Lesson Five
    • Substance Abuse in the Workplace
      • Behavioural Signs and Symptoms
      • Managing the Problem
      • Company Structure to Facilitate an Alcohol/Drug Policy within the EAP
  • Lesson Six
    • The Company Policy
      • The Objectives of the Policy
      • Principles of the Policy
      • Criteria
      • The Policy Statement

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.