07772874242 anna@annapluck.com

As an counsellor, I understand the importance of your staff’s well-being. I recognize the challenges you face in providing one-on-one support due to time constraints and the delicate balance between being a supportive colleague and a manager. If these concerns resonate with you, I’m here to offer my assistance. 

My work is dedicated to small businesses like yours, striving to foster a positive and harmonious workplace environment. The current high levels of anxiety among employees can lead to reduced attendance, productivity, and retention rates.

However, I bring a solution to create a supportive workplace culture. By working together, we can alleviate these issues and bring more happiness and harmony into your workplace.  

Anxiety is at a full-time high, and it is impacting attendance, productivity and retention. I can help.

Mental Health in the Workplace

13.7 million working days are lost to work related stress, anxiety and depression. This is estimated to  cost businesses and the UK economy £28.3 billion. 

When the cost of presenteeism (when staff attend work when unwell and are unable to perform at full capacity) and increased staff turnover is taken into account the figure is much higher and is estimated to be £53-56 bilion (Deloitte mental health report 2022

It doesn’t have to be this way.   You have the power to help.

Taking a proactive approach and facing the issue will make your staff feel valued and supported and give them the practical guidance they need to be happy at work. 

Anxiety can be crippling; even when someone with anxiety is at work, it doesn’t mean they are present emotionally and giving the business their best. 

With the proper support, they can build resilience, have better relationships with team members, take fewer sick days, and be more likely to stay in their roles. 

This will save you time and money and give you the peace of mind that you are doing your best to help your staff navigate this chaotic world. 

Your workplace and your staff can be happy and harmonious. 

How I can help

As a counsellor, I can support your staff with mental health issues and burnout. Often, it’s difficult to confide in people we know well, and your staff may worry that they can’t share their problems with you. As an outsider, I can provide a confidential space for them to work through any issues they are struggling with and help them develop healthy coping strategies.

I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which is the primary therapy recommended by the NHS to treat anxiety and depression.  CBT alone is 50-75% effective after 5-15 sessions.  I usually suggest starting with eight sessions with a review after session 6.  Sessions are 50 minutes long, and we aim to have weekly sessions at the start of therapy, increasing the gap between sessions as your employee progresses and learns new coping methods.


I see clients face to face at

  • Maritime House, 16 Balls Road, Birkenhead, CH43 5RE
  • Chestergates Business Centre, Telford Court, Chestergates, CH1 6LT
  • Site visits can be arranged
  • I also work online meaning no travel is needed