Struggling with Addiction?
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CATCH Recovery London offers addiction counselling for professionals which includes supportive guidance and care to those facing addiction challenges at the office. Tailored specifically for busy professionals, this type of counselling provides a safe and understanding environment for those who want to improve their work environment to focus on living a healthier, sober life. This service addresses the unique needs and pressures of those in fast-paced environments, offering practical strategies to overcome addiction and regain control.
By combining expertise and compassion, our specialised addiction counselling for professionals aims to foster healing and empower individuals on their journey to recovery.
If you are looking for help for an addiction while still working or fear an employee might need help, we are here for you. We offer bespoke counselling for people from all walks of life and all professions.
How Addiction Affects Your Work
Addictions can significantly impact your work, affecting various aspects of your professional life:
It may decrease productivity
You may miss deadlines
It may strain relationships
Can cause increased absences
Can cause poor decision-making
Can reduce motivation
Recognising the effects of addiction on professional life is essential when trying to prevent this illness from progressing. Seeking help is a courageous step towards recovery and a way to regain control over your work life. However, knowing who you can trust is also good if you are still getting ready. If an employer is organising educational training related to addictions and work-related behaviours, do not fear them. They are not necessarily calling you out; instead, they are trying to set a healthy environment for all who need help and might still wonder where the problem is.
Addressing addiction can restore your well-being, improve your professional performance, and cultivate a healthier and more fulfilling work environment.
How Addiction Counselling Helps Professionals
And while ‘addiction is just for the weak’ or ‘a bit of cocaine can only help’ are quotes some of us have heard at the office, the reality is that some addictions can be genetically enforced. Cocaine is not allowing your body and long-term brain activity.
If you are a colleague or an employer worried about someone at your workplace abusing behaviours or substances, you must first confirm that it is this problem. While you can ask, you might first observe the following symptoms of addiction at the workplace:
- Evasive behaviour such as not eating with others, spending more time alone, hiding the contents of their bags
- Deficient focus levels after a prolonged time working (effects of substances might be wearing off)
- Irritability, accompanied by sweat or nausea after a long time in plain view (effects of substances might be wearing off)
- Discussing gambling or betting habits to a level that overpowers work-related discussions
- Constantly being late for work without an apparent reason or with too many inconsistent reasons
- Neglecting work responsibilities because of a habit (be it gaming while at work or betting while at work, for example)
If you have observed enough and are at the stage at which you consider them to have addiction-related issues, CATCH Recovery can help you pick a method of reaching out to them and extending a helping hand. We have several interventionists ready to consult you as part of our addiction counselling service for professionals.
Signs of an Unhealthy Workspace
When it comes to people in recovery, an unhealthy workspace will involve more than just the usual stress, overworking,
How to Improve Your Workspace
You can start by informing employers and management about the importance of a safe and sober workplace. Putting up leaflets about local meetings and outpatient addiction counselling can be an excellent first step to improving the work environment. You can also incorporate information and advice in your newsletters.
Advocate for policies that address alcohol consumption and consider designated smoking areas where those in recovery, or anyone with lung and other breathing issues, will not be affected by the smoke.
Enhancing your workspace by incorporating calming elements like natural lighting and comfortable seating will help your colleagues feel more at ease with the time they spend working and the idea of staying at the office. You can also consider additional benefits or healthcare assistance for those willing to heal from substance or behavioural abuse to improve their professional abilities.
Can I Take Time-off for Mental Health and Addiction Therapy?
Taking time off for mental health and addiction therapy is essential and protected by UK legislation. Recent changes in sick leave policies recognise the importance of prioritising mental well-being. You can request time off for therapy sessions and mental health support without fear of discrimination. Remember, your mental health matters, and seeking therapy is a brave step towards healing. Take advantage of these legislations and prioritise your well-being—your journey to recovery is valued and supported.
How to Help an Employee, Colleague or Your Employer
In times of need, offering support can significantly impact an employee, colleague, or employer. We can create a compassionate and understanding environment by extending a helping hand, listening with empathy, and showing genuine care. Whether it’s a professional or personal challenge they’re facing, your support can make a world of difference. Together, we can foster a culture of support and well-being where everyone feels valued and encouraged.
How to Stage an Intervention at Work
Staging an intervention is different from what they show on TV. In most scenarios, you and a therapist would meet with the person fighting an addiction, and everything that will happen from then on is a discussion, a dialogue or a trialogue, which will focus on how you and the therapist can help your workmate heal.
You can see why this may be a problem if you are someone’s employer. Having the authority to fire someone and calling them out is a risky situation, and regardless of how much you care for them and how open you are, one wrong step at this stage can put up a high wall between you and your employee.
It is equally stressful if you are an employee trying to help your employer with an addiction problem. They might get offended, even aggressively defensive, and you would be risking your job while intervening.
Our team can guide you through this process, regardless of where you find yourself during this situation. We can show you various methods and discuss the therapies that might be most welcoming and the least stressful for them.
Giving Them Space
As an employer, you need to be aware of the harm burnout can have on your employees. In times of medical need, giving people suffering from addictions the space they require for healing and recovery is essential. Time off for medical purposes will allow your employees to prioritise their well-being and address health concerns. By granting this, you demonstrate care and support for their journey towards wellness.
Many people believe that their employers do not care about their well-being and are ready to leave as soon as some better opportunity presents itself. However, if you are honest in your approach, you can nurture a true squadmate who will care for your projects at least as much as you do. Let’s create an environment where one’s health is valued, and people are encouraged to prioritise their well-being without hesitation.
Contact a Specialist (such as CATCH Recovery)
When faced with challenging situations, it’s crucial to seek the help of a specialist like the ones we employ at CATCH Recovery. Our professionals are trained to provide the necessary guidance and support on addiction recovery. You are taking a courageous step towards healing and reclaiming your life by contacting a specialist. Trusting in our expertise and compassionate care means you can access tailored outpatient solutions. We can help you overcome challenges and work towards a healthier future for you and your career.
You don’t have to face this journey alone—our specialists are here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
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The Benefits of Online Therapy for Highly-Functioning Professionals
The CATCH recovery online therapy service benefits professionals seeking support and guidance. We offer flexibility, enabling sessions to be scheduled around busy workdays.
Online therapy ensures privacy, allowing you to address your mental health discreetly and out of prying eyes. The convenience of virtual sessions eliminates the need for travel and saves time, which you can spend on improving your workspace routines instead.
Embrace the opportunity to prioritise your well-being and receive bespoke therapy from the comfort and convenience of your preferred location without taking time off work. Or, if you like taking a break, you can e-meet your CATCH therapist while resting and relaxing at a place of your choice.
Your mental health matters and online therapy is here to support you on your journey.
CATCH Recovery’s Holistic Approach
At CATCH Recovery, we understand the unique needs of professionals seeking therapy. Our holistic approach integrates various therapeutic modalities to address professionals’ specific challenges.
Our tailored therapy sessions provide a caring and supportive environment, from stress management to work-life balance, where our team of experts works closely with you and your colleagues, offering guidance and strategies to enhance well-being and personal growth.
Focusing on nurturing mental health, we empower professionals to overcome obstacles and lead fulfilling lives without harming their careers. Take the courageous step towards holistic healing with CATCH Recovery’s therapy for professionals because you deserve to relax.
Screening at the CATCH Recovery Centre
Screening at the CATCH Recovery Centre offers professionals a vital starting point on their journey to healing. Our caring and comprehensive screening process ensures that you receive personalised therapy tailored to your unique needs. We understand the pressures professionals face and the importance of addressing them. Our expert team conducts thorough assessments to identify underlying issues, co-occurring disorders, and specific challenges you may face. This enables us to design a therapy programme that suits your personalised requirements, allowing you to embark on a path of recovery, growth, and well-being. Trust in our screening process because your mental health matters to us.
We provide various types of screenings to accommodate different needs. Our free screening offers a preliminary assessment, while our paid screening involves multiple specialists and takes more time. This comprehensive paid screening aims to precisely understand your condition, enabling us to tailor your therapy more accurately. We offer flexibility in our screening options to ensure you receive the evaluation and care that suits your specific requirements. Trust in our expertise and commitment to helping you on your path to recovery.
Contact us today to schedule your screening and begin your journey to healing.