Employee Assistance Program


Employee Assistance Program

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is employer-funded independent counselling that is free for employees, 100% confidential, voluntary & non-judgemental...

Joanne Murray has been providing Employee Assistance Counselling programs in the Blue Mountains and Central West areas since 2008. She has the experience to provide any business or company with a professional EAP program. Via the process of partnership and consultation Joanne assists Managers and Human Resource personnel to develop and implement suitable EAP programs. She develops partnerships with companies and organisations to promote positive organisational performance, improve employee well-being and expand workplace efficiency.

Joanne is also a SIRA Approved Counselling Provider – providing assessment, treatment and management to people who are on workers compensation.

What is an Employee Assistance Program?

Your EAP is a counselling service that is provided by your employer. It is independent, free (a number of sessions are funded by your employer), confidential, voluntary and non-judgemental. EAP counselling is available to all employees when issues arise that begin to impact on your emotional and/or physical wellbeing. Family members may also be eligible to access this service. You do not need permission from your employer to access EAP counselling.

Children who live in Out of Home Care and Foster Care

Joanne works with children in out of home care (OOHC) such as foster care. Removing children from home is a traumatic event for children who are already being abused and traumatised. When removed from the abusive environment this creates added layers of complex trauma for the child such as grief & loss for the parent/s and siblings that have been left behind, guilt, anger, self-blame & hatred. Removing children from an abusive environment is only one step in a long process of a child recovering from abuse.

EAP can offer you...

Short term, solution focused counselling methods for a broad range of personal or work-related issues such as:

  • Relationship and family problems
  • Separation/divorce
  • Grief and Loss Alcohol and other drug use
  • Gambling
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Career pathways and transition
  • Difficulty adjusting to change
  • Redundancy and retirement
  • Performance anxiety at work
  • Workplace bullying and harassment
  • Interpersonal conflicts in the workplaces
  • Anger management
  • Eating and weight disorders

Contact EAP if you would like to discuss these or any other issues that are not listed.

EAP is confidential and private. No one, including your employer will know you have accessed EAP. Accessing EAP will not affect your employment, training opportunities or promotional advancement. Your information will not be shared with a third party unless you request it and authorise the counsellor to do so in writing.

EAP is provided external to your workplace

EAP counsellors, like other professionals, have mandatory reporting requirements. This means if the counsellor feels that your safety or the safety of somebody else is at serious risk, it may be necessary for the counsellor to disclose this information to a third party.

Important things about your EAP Service

Face to face, telephone or Skype appointments available

All EAP sessions go for one hour

Appointments are easy to make. All you need to do is ring and organise an appointment at a day and time that suits you. It is not necessary to divulge the nature of the problem when organising an appointment.

Call me for confidential enquiries and appointments