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Joe Armstrong

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Services to Employers

More than 40% of all working time lost by employees is attributable to mental health problems, which costs UK businesses an estimated 8.4 billion a year in sickness absence (SCMH, 2007). Stress, anxiety and depression are among the main causes of long-term absence of 20 days or more from work (CBI, 2011).

The prevalence of mental health problems in the workplace and their contribution to the significant and escalating costs of sickness absence and staff turnover make a compelling case for interventions to help employees address their difficulties and thus enhance theCorprateir general wellbeing and functioning at work.

Psychological Therapies

CBT Counselling Scotland operates in Tayside, Fife and Central Region in Scotland. We provide effective therapeutic interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of staff experiencing psychological and emotional problems, and thereby reduce sickness absence and increase staff retention. In addition, we are experienced in the provision of treatment programmes designed to assist absent employees overcome their difficulties and successfully return to work.

We specialise in the provision of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which are recommended as the treatment of choice by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for common mental problems such as anxiety disorders, depression and Post-traumatic Disorder. We are also skilled and experienced in the delivery of Brief Solution-Focused Counselling interventions. Our aim is to help people reclaim their mental health and wellbeing so that they can function more effectively at work and achieve a return to work where appropriate.

Early intervention is vital to ensure short-term problems do not deteriorate and become more debilitating over time, resulting in employees taking time off work and indeed prolonged sickness absence. Our psychological interventions consist of:

  1. Accurate assessment of the individual’s problems
  2. Agreeing treatment goals and employee/employer expectations regarding retuning to work (where relevant)
  3. Identifying and delivering an appropriate treatment programme within an agreed timescale/number of sessions
  4. Ongoing monitoring of progress towards treatment goals using standardised treatment measures
  5. Relapse prevention planning
  6. Provision of assessment, interim and discharge reports, which can be tailored to your specific requirements.

We realise that successful interventions are also dependent on a number of other factors such as the severity of the individual’s problems, their level of motivation and the level of social and workplace support available to them. We will take these considerations into account during the assessment and treatment planning process and will liaise closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome for each person.


We are dedicated to providing a consistently high quality and effective service and are happy to receive referrals from:

  • Employers seeking to provide psychological support for their employees to enhance their functioning and wellbeing and reduce sickness absence due to mental health problems
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Companies and Motor and Liability Insurers who wish to make referrals for clients experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and travel anxiety/driving phobias following a Road Traffic Accident (RTA)
  • Personal Injury Solicitors seeking psychological treatment on behalf RTA claimaints, clients who have suffered abuse or other forms of psychological trauma (e.g. combat veterans) 
  • Employee Assistance Companies seeking specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Counselling practitioners.

Why Choose us?

  1. Specialist Clinical Expertise in delivery of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies
  2. Experienced and Accredited Therapists
  3. Flexible treatment options available to suit your organisation’s or clients’ needs
  4. Fast response to ensure early access to effective help
  5. Professional and confidential service  

For further Information and Enquiries - please  Call: 0330 223 1743 

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Appointments available in Dundee, Perth and Dollar

Tel: 0330 223 1743 | Email: info@cbtcounsellingscotland.co.uk

Address for correspondence: Hudson House, 8 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QB