Published in Press Releases on April 30th 2013
The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) have recently released a report showing that many companies and organisations are not supporting staff appropriately despite personal and family relationships being acknowledged by the HR sector as a top cause of employee stress.
Indeed, TCCR’s online survey, conducted in January 2013, found that employers do not in general see interventions for relationship distress as either their responsibility or something which their employees are calling for them to provide. This is despite the fact that almost 95% of those who responded to TCCR’s survey either agreed or strongly agreed that employees’ couple relationship difficulties affect work performance.
However the vast majority refer on to individual therapy, despite evidence suggesting that individual counselling is less effective for relationship difficulties than couple approaches.
Commenting on the report, TCCR CEO Susanna Abse, said: “Having recently seen a 10% increase in the number of couples approaching TCCR for help we can see that social attitudes towards couple therapy are changing, however employers are still lagging behind. HR Managers need to familiarise themselves with the considerable evidence base regarding the benefits of couple therapy. It must become standard practice for the couple relationship dimension to be given due consideration when assessing and assisting an employee who is struggling at work”.
For further information or to find out more about the work of TCCR, please contact Lauren Dunbevand, Marketing Executive on: 020 7380 1952 or email
Website: www.tccr.ac.uk or www.tccr.org.uk