The Employment Assistance Programme is part of the Somerset Counselling Centre service which provides counselling services to organisations for their employees in and around Taunton and Bridgwater.

The scheme provides an important first step for the employee to talk about issues and difficulties which are affecting him or her either at work or in their personal lives in complete confidence with an experienced professional. The work is usually of 6 – 8 weeks duration and this is open to review. The cost to the employer is £50 per session.

If your organisation or business is interested in setting up a contract with SCC for your employees to access, then please email for further information.

Individual counselling can support a variety of concerns:

  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexual harassment
  • Financial problems
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy

This enables organisations to:

  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Enhance productivity
  • Alleviate stress
  • Boost staff morale
  • Improve relationships
  • Free up management time

Accessing the Employee Assistance Program

If you feel this service can be of benefit to your organisation and employees please contact the Development Manager to discuss tailoring a program to meet the specific needs of your organisation. Email: