Vision Counselling and Psychology offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in Perth and Western Australia.
EAP Counselling can be accessed from our Perth City, Scarborough, Midland, Belmont, Byford, Rockingham, Mandurah and Dunsborough offices for small to large corporate companies.
Telehealth EAP Services are available Australia wide.
EAP Information for Employers
Vision can provide your business with professional service delivery of EAP Counselling, supporting your organisation, allowing you peace of mind, knowing that your staff are able to access EAP assistance and support services when in need.
Over the past decade, Vision’s counsellors and psychologists have delivered EAP counselling by telehealth and face to face, supporting hundreds of employees state wide.
Our goal is to ensure that your staff are safe, happy and healthy in the work place and at home.
EAP Benefits to Employers
Some studies indicate that offering EAPs may result in various benefits for employers, including lower medical costs, reduced turnover and absenteeism and higher employee productivity.
The provision of employee assistance services has established business benefits, including increased productivity of employees (termed “presenteeism”) and decreased absenteeism.
If you would like further information on the outcomes of EAPs, you are welcome to download this article by Paul J Flanagan and Jeffrey Ots – EAP Counselling – Outcomes, Impact and Return on Investment
Further information on Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
To discuss the needs of your business, or to request further information on EAP, please contact our office for a Prospectus and Fee Schedule.
EAP Counselling for Employees
Are you an Employee seeking support?
Is Vision your EAP Provider?
Vision Counselling and Psychology offers EAP appointments at the following venues –
- Perth City
- Telehealth – appointments available by telephone/Skype/Zoom and other online platforms
If your employer has an EAP partnership with Vision and we can help you to arrange an appointment quickly. You may be eligible for a set number of counselling appointments per calendar year to support you during difficult times.
If your employer does not have a partnership with Vision we may be able to assist you to find your EAP provider or help with referral.
Please contact us and state your Employer’s name. Your privacy will be protected.
What is EAP?
EAP stands for Employee Assistance Program.
EAP is a program that employers offer to their employees to support their mental health through counselling programs.
Employers may engage an EAP provider if there has been an incident in their workplace, if they are concerned about an employee’s mental health or if they are proactively seeking to look after their employees well being.
According to the Employee Assistance Professional Association of Australasia – ‘an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing of all employees and also includes services for immediate family members.
The aim is to provide preventive and proactive interventions for the early detection, identification and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and wellbeing.
These problems and issues may include, but are not limited to, relationships, health, trauma, substance abuse, gambling and other addictions, financial problems, depression, anxiety disorders, psychiatric disorders, communication problems, legal and coping with change.’
The cost of an EAP service in Perth ranges significantly.
The cost to the employee is $0 as it is the employer who pays for the cost of the therapy for their employee.
An employer can expect to pay anywhere between $150 – $350 per EAP appointment for their employees.
Many EAP providers in Perth charge an annual administration fee to the employer. This can be regardless of whether or not the EAP service is utilised but may include extras such as reporting, online resources for mental health, critical incident response services or onsite visits.
Some EAP Providers will offer a pay as you go service, where there is no annual fee for the employer and employers only pay for the counselling services that are utilised by their employees. This EAP structure is more suited to a small to medium sized business.
Employee Assistance Programs can provide counselling services that may include;
1. individual counselling – for the employee only
2. relationship counselling – for the employee and/or their partner
3. family counselling – for employees and/or their family members, who usually live at home with the employee.
Which services are accessible to you will depend on what your employer has allowed for with their chosen EAP Provider.
The employer and the EAP Provider often have an allocated amount of counselling sessions that the employer will pay for on behalf of their employees. This can be anywhere between 2-10 sessions per year depending on the company that you work for and their allocated budget.
Employees do not necessarily need to utilise the maximum amount of sessions. Some employees will need more counselling and some less.
Employees may sometimes transition into a private client with their therapist to continue longer term psychotherapy if needed, or be referred to external mental health services for further treatment and support.
An EAP is an employee assistance program which can include therapy that is paid for by an employer on behalf of their employee. EAP may include therapy that is delivered by a counsellor, psychologist or mental health worker.
EAPs are a way for employers to support their employees’ mental health, by providing access therapy to improve their overall well being, with the purpose of the employee remaining well and productive at home and in the workplace.
When you call an EAP, you will be asked who your employer is. This will ensure that the counselling practice that you have contacted is able to deliver therapy to you. Your name and details should always be kept confidential from your employer unless you have given permission to disclose this or your employer has referred you to the EAP directly.
When it has been confirmed that the EAP is able to deliver therapy to you, the next available appointment for therapy will be booked and you can start counselling. The EAP provider can tell you how many counselling sessions you will be able to access under the EAP. There should be no out of pocket expenses to you and you should be able to access therapy quickly, easily and privately.