Redundancy

redundancy

The dictionary defines redundancy as the state of being no longer needed or useful. Looking at this definition and the negative connotations with which it often comes can help us to understand and explore why it can have such devastating effects for some. On the flip side however, redundancy does not have to be limiting. It can be a positive, life-changing event for those who are able to work through the set-backs and find a new way forward.

 

If you find yourself in this situation it can create a real crisis of confidence. This is mainly because redundancy can bring a sudden sense of loss in two areas; the practical loss of income and the psychological impact of loss of status, companionship and the mental well-being associated with being fully employed. It can also undermine our sense of self-esteem and bring about a fear of what’s to come in the future.

 

It’s important at this point to take a breath and realise that you are not alone anymore in your thoughts and feelings and that help and support is available with Working Minds.

Our approach

Therapy specifically for redundancy is often based on the bereavement model devised in 1969 by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a Swiss doctor. Her five stages of emotional response to loss – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – are still commonly used to help people cope with redundancy.

 

There are essentially two types of Redundancy Counselling or advice; the practical type which offers support and signposts a route back to employment, and the traditional type of confidential Counselling which can help address any problems which might stand in the way of you getting onto the path. The latter is the Counselling work that deals with low self-esteem, depression, sudden loss or anxiety; this can be useful to help increase your understanding of the situation and allow a way forward.

 

At Working Minds, we can support you with both aspects to help you come to terms with what has happened, manage any negative thinking or anxiety and gain clarity on what is possible going forward in manageable steps so you can regain control of your outcomes.



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What our clients have to say…

Russell W – New Volunteer

Over the course of the sessions I have had with Simon I have gone from someone who probably would not have been able to carry on for much longer the way that I was, to someone that is now looking forward to working and moving on with my life...

Russell W - New Volunteer

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2017-03-02T14:28:32+00:00

Russell W - New Volunteer

Over the course of the sessions I have had with Simon I have gone from someone who probably would not have been able to carry on for much longer the way that I was, to someone that is now looking forward to working and moving on with my life...

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

I want to thank you for the valuable time you spent with me to achieve my career and life goals. I really appreciate the support and advice you gave me.

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

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2017-03-02T14:16:26+00:00

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

I want to thank you for the valuable time you spent with me to achieve my career and life goals. I really appreciate the support and advice you gave me.
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