Workplace counselling and the contemporary world of work

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dc.contributor.author Elder, R en
dc.contributor.author Agee, Margaret en
dc.contributor.author Adamson, Carole en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-10T21:06:41Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1171-0365 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45883 en
dc.description.abstract In contemporary workplaces, many professionals struggle to cope with increasing pressures and aspects of workplace cultures that can have detrimental effects both personally and professionally. Counsellors can play an important role in supporting clients' functioning at work and their effective coping with work-related stressors. Practitioners providing counselling through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and other work-related services regularly encounter clients experiencing stress, loss of confidence, and even burnout. It is also inevitable that counsellors in private practice and other settings have clients whose lives, relationships, and wellbeing are being adversely affected by unhealthy workplaces. Although professionals under stress may seek, or will be encouraged to seek counselling, they may experience challenges in and resistance to doing so. Much depends on the quality of engagement and support a counsellor is able to offer, and this relates not only to the practitioner's skills in establishing relationship, but also to their knowledge and understanding of the nature of contemporary workplaces. This article explores the significance of workplace roles and identities, the influence of contemporary working environments on professionals' identities and functioning, and work-related stress and coping, in order to raise practitioners' awareness of the challenges professionals face. Research into workplace counselling, and the implications for counsellors, are then considered. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Journal of Counselling en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Workplace counselling and the contemporary world of work en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 50 en
pubs.volume 38 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://catalogue.library.auckland.ac.nz/permalink/f/1v9lq2o/uoa_alma21164434140002091 en
pubs.end-page 67 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 753093 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
dc.identifier.eissn 1176-8673 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-09-14 en


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