Why an EAP Program outside the medical realm?
It is normal at times for life to cause stress and periods of uncertainty. This does not mean we must immediately run for medication or psychiatric care, but more for a person who stands next to you and supports you in finding a new direction or tools to cope with life’s stresses. This is why we believe it is better to provide EAP by a counseling organization.
When the counselor and client discover that medication is needed and/or helpful we do refer to a psychiatrist for medication and to one who is willing to support the counseling process. Not all emotional problems necessarily need life long medication, we believe in giving coping tools for life, so medication can be reduced and one can find back his/her own balance in life.
We all have the
capacity to live life to its fullest! Sometimes, we just get overwhelmed with life
and counseling helps to get us back on track again.
A period of coaching and mentoring does not make us weak or crazy, rather it proves the opposite: “A wise man seeks counsel in order to become wise”.
Johanna de Koning,
Clinical Supervisor at
New Counseling Service.