It is relatively common for employers to offer counseling through an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) counseling service. The employer agrees with the EAP service that they will pay for counseling for their employees and for their family members.
The idea behind it is that people will step forward for counseling sooner than later, preventing problems from magnifying or worsening. The problems do not need to be work related, as it is recognized that problems outside of work can also affect work performance, productivity and well-being.
Sometimes workers develop a distrust of the EAP service, believing that the employer will know that they have attended or that information will be forwarded on to their employer. Psychologists must maintain the privacy and confidentiality of patient’s information at all times, and the information is not allowed to be provided to the employer under any circumstances.
For this and other reasons, sometimes a worker might prefer to see an independent psychologist not connected to their workplace. Revive Health and Happiness can always help, but if you would like our services to be paid for by your employer, you will need to get approval from your management first.
Other than the payment details, no information would be sent to your employer regarding attendance with us an independent psychologists.