Coaching for Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Being bullied at work is extremely destructive and the effects of it can significantly influence you professionally, emotionally and socially, often leading to health-related issues. Sometimes we only acknowledge that we have been bullied once it is over and we realise how it has affected our confidence and self-belief. Coping with being bullied is frequently an isolating experience and coaching for bullying and harassment in the workplace breaks the silence and the secret, which is the first step to recovering from it.
Despite all that we know about behaviour that works well between colleagues and in the managing people…
- a positive attitude
- emotional intelligence
…regretfully, it is not unusual to meet in the workplace people who have toxic behaviour. Those who are arrogant, aggressive, narcissistic, supercilious, point-scoring, gossiping, abusive and have an over-inflated sense of entitlement tend, because of their self-interest, to frequently do very well professionally.
Increasing attention is being placed on the impact of workplace bullying as research indicates that 33.5 million working days are lost each year in UK organisations due to bullying related absenteeism. It not only affects the recipient but people witnessing it and attempting to intervene. Plus there is reputational risk for the company or organisation and financial implications if a case is taken against them.
How Coaching for Bullying and Harassment at work can help
I have extensive experience in the fields of stress, trauma, confidence and self-belief and offer emotional support and strategies for effectively addressing workplace bullying. Using an integrated approach of coaching and psychotherapy I can help you to unpick and make sense of a relationship that may have left you feeling confused as sometimes the bullying comes from a person who purports to be a friend. Then come to terms with what has happened to you, become fully alert to the early onset of bullying behaviour in others; re-establish your faith in yourself and trust in others and go on to form strategies to ensure that being bullied never happens to you again.
If You Have Been Accused of Workplace Bullying
If it has been pointed out to you that your behaviour is brusque or gruff it is certainly possible to be coached to be more considerate and respectful to your colleagues and team.