Wellbeing at work

Improved wellbeing and resilience of employees

Modern businesses and organisations understand that the wellbeing of their employees has a profound impact on working environments and business success.

Supporting the wellbeing and resilience of employees not only enhances productivity, but also makes you an employer of choice, increasing staff retention and attracting the best talent.

The Cooley Practice is your partner of choice for creating a psychologically informed environment in the workplace. Having worked with a host of corporate clients, we understand and can demonstrate significant value to your business, from better employee engagement, to reduced sickness absence, to improved personal and team performance and motivation.

We offer a range of tailored services to corporate clients, some of which are outlined below. Please get in touch to find out more.


Whatever the size and nature of your business, whether a start-up or a global company, we have carefully developed packages of training and presentations, tailored to support your specific needs. We deliver presentations to large audiences as well as more interactive workshops for smaller groups. 

We have a range of pre-designed presentation topics.

If several sessions appeal to you, we could arrange a programme of workshops (e.g., monthly, or quarterly). If the topics below don’t quite work for you, contact us directly to arrange a free consultation and we will design a bespoke package to meet your needs.

Stress is one of the largest contributors to absenteeism and staff turnover. This session will offer an understanding of how our brains respond to stress and anxiety, as well as their limiting effects on sleep and our ability to function optimally in cognitive tasks such as problem-solving and creativity. Evidence-based psychological theories such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), along with practical tools, will be explored to enhance emotional resilience and performance in the workplace.

Research shows that mindfulness can be a great tool to improve emotional wellbeing, stress and sleep. This seminar will introduce the concept of mindfulness, briefly explore the neuroscience behind it and provide opportunity for guided mindfulness practices.

Dr Robyn Cooley is a clinical psychologist who is regularly involved in the assessment of autism spectrum condition and the supervision of those assessments undertaken by colleagues. This workshop will provide an insight into what autism is, associated strengths and difficulties, how you may recognise it in yourself and others and some top tips relating to ‘reasonable adjustments’ within the workplace.

Brain imaging technology shows that social experiences elicit the same neurological responses as physical threat and rewards.

Research demonstrates that when we are in ‘reward’ brain, our cognitive functioning, creativity and insight are all improved and perceptual errors are reduced. This workshop covers the social domains (including communication styles) that elicit threat / rewards responses in the brain and offers tips of how to engage in more positive communication styles.

A holistic guide on how to manage perimenopausal symptoms though diet and lifestyle measures. Addressing our lives holistically, inclusive of diet and movement can ensure you are supported through the menopause and beyond. Symptoms from brain fog, insomnia and hot flushes can all be helped by diet and lifestyle measures.

Everyone is being hit by the increasing cost of food - we need to eat to live! However, more and more we are seeing clients who are struggling to balance healthy eating, time constraints and the cost of food. Let us guide you through and give you practical tips for you and your families.

You may have heard of your ‘gut microbiome’, or you may have heard of the power of the gut-brain connection. Both are referring to the powerhouse of bugs that live in our guts. We are learning about these little bugs quickly and so far we know they can have a positive (or negative) effect on our immune systems, mental health, gut symptoms, weight and more. Learn how to work with and not against these little bugs.

Many of us start reaching for the biscuit tin by mid-afternoon or wake at 2am with no idea why. Both situations are closely related to your blood sugar levels, and you can change your diet to perform better, sleep better and best of all feel better. Sugar rollercoasters are a common symptom of a busy lifestyle but may ultimately be holding you back from your goals. Learn to harness your energy and live a longer, fuller life in this workshop.

We are bombarded by protein shakes and bars, energy drinks, and energy balls to help us along our fitness journey. In most cases, you do not need these products, they are often expensive, unpleasant, and in many cases, full of sugar! Natural foods and clever food combinations can fuel your fitness much better (unless you are an ultra-marathon runner!). Learn how to fuel your body right and get the most out of your movement.

Our nutritional requirements change as we age. This is not to be seen as a negative thing, but if not addressed can lead to weight gain and the development of long-term chronic conditions like Type 2 Diabetes. Increasing the diversity of your diet and making a few small, but important changes can help ensure you live as long and healthy a life as possible.

There are so many myths about food and diet out in the public arena. From newspaper articles, social media posts, celebrity books and workouts. It can be hard to differentiate scientific knowledge from false advertising used to sell products. Let us help you understand more and ask about the myths you have heard about.

Staff drop in and therapy programmes

You may wish to truly set your company apart in wellbeing provision, with a confidential drop in space and 1-to-1 therapy programmes.

Your staff will be able to obtain psychological advice and support in areas such as stress, anxiety, low mood, and burnout and your company will be provided with usage data to monitor staff engagement.

Staff drop in

A regular pre-booked time slot for staff to ‘drop in’ and speak to a psychological practitioner remotely. Support and strategies will be offered, as well as sign posting if any more severe issues are raised. A fortnightly drop in space could be provided for as little as £250 a month.

A 6-week therapy intervention

A 1-to-1 therapy programme for eligible staff, which provides more regular psychological support over 6 x 1-hour appointments. This therapy programme will be informed by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and facilitated over MS Teams. It will be led by a psychological practitioner under the direct supervision of a clinical psychologist.

Consultation and reflective groups

We offer assessments, consultations and reflective groups for employees and business leaders facing challenges or times of change. Research has demonstrated the benefits to growth and employee wellbeing resulting from 1-to-1 consultations or team-based reflective discussions facilitated by a psychologist. This input may comprise a one-off meeting or a series of interventions.

Research and service development

If you would like to further understand how your business is performing in a particular area, The Cooley Practice can design and lead an in-depth evaluation. Our team have significant expertise in research and evaluation, using valid and reliable measurement tools to provide high quality qualitative and quantitative data. These evaluations will lead to evidenced-based recommendations and meaningful change.

Our Services

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