Clinical Psychology in the workplace

What’s the need?

At any point, one in six UK workers will be experiencing a common mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or problems associated with workplace stress. Clinical Psychology interventions often fail to reach employees in need. 

Employee psychological distress leads to substantial business costs, resulting from reduced productivity, increased staff turnover and absenteeism. Notably, the costs of reduced productivity by staff in work far exceeds the costs resulting from sick leave absence.

The cost to UK businesses of mental ill health has been estimated to be £26 billion per year. Process driven psychological models have been applied to improving employees' psychological health and reducing the costs associated with mental ill health. Studies suggest that employers who invest in mental health initiatives can expect a fivefold return on their investment.

What’s the approach?

​Process Psychology offers workplace interventions for organisations and their employees using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).


“The intervention best corroborated by research is ACT, which involves developing mindfulness. ACT has been successful in improving mental health and behavioural effectiveness (for example absence rates and performance targets) to a good degree”

The Financial Times, 2015

Studies have shown that ACT offers employees and organisations benefits by:

  • Increasing employee psychological wellbeing

  • Improving performance and leadership

  • Reducing work related stress and absenteeism

Process Psychology offers workplace interventions for organisations and their employees in the following formats: full day, half day or in a programme of three 2 hour sessions. Please contact us for further details.