Employment Plus counselling services

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a happy, purposeful life, and that employment is an important part of that. Not only is a job necessary for balance, there are also strong links between mental health and ongoing employment.

Our team of dedicated Allied Health Professionals draw on countless years of collective experience, to help employers and employees across a wide range of industries, to achieve a better quality of life through targeted mental health support.

Individual counselling

Counselling is a large component of the support we offer. Individual counselling is a popular option that involves a one-on-one session with one of our caring Allied Health Services Psychologist or Social Worker, at your local Employment Plus office.

Our counselling services can help you address and work through a range of personal and professional challenges, including:

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Stress management.
  • Anger management.
  • Personal or family concerns.
  • Drug and alcohol barriers.

All of our counselling sessions are private and confidential, and available at no cost to you.

However, please note that if you have missed three scheduled counselling sessions in a financial year, we will be unable to continue making counselling appointments for you, due to government restrictions.

Psychological Techniques (PST) Programs

Psychological Skills Techniques (PST) Programs are a structured series of sessions and activities designed to help participants return to work, and achieve personal and work-related goals.

PST Programs integrate practical life and job search skills, taking a holistic approach to increasing employability.

Tailored to meet individual needs, PST Programs are practical and collaborative, and feature a range of activities and discussions, exploring areas such as:

  • Identifying and making plans to address unique personal barriers.
  • Building a more positive, solution-focused mind-set.
  • Exploration of personal goals.
  • Developing action plans to improve your wellbeing and facilitate increased employability.

PST Programs are available at most Employment Plus sites*, and can be delivered individually, or with a group, helping participants to build positive support networks with other job seekers.

*PST Programs are not available at all Employment Plus sites. Please speak to your consultant or Allied Health professionals about what programs are available at your site.

PST Groups (one session only)

In addition to PST Programs, we also offer a range of short group education programs.

These programs are aimed at building psychologically-minded skills and strategies to address your life challenges, including topics such as:

  • Learning to better manage stress.
  • Learning to improve your communication skills.
  • Increasing your ability to address conflict.
  • Maintaining motivation and wellbeing over time.

Please note that if you are feeling distressed, or need help or assistance immediately, Lifeline is available to help you by phoning 13 11 14, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Need counselling assistance?

If you're a job seeker with Employment Plus and need to access counselling services, our Allied Health team is here to support you on 136 123.