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A Review of Employee Counselling


M.K.D. Padmasiri ,

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Human Resource Management
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L.V.K. Jayathilake

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Commerce & Financial Management

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Employee counselling is a Human Resource Management (HRM) practice, which uses to maintain employees’ wellbeing. The objective of the present study is identify counselling techniques which can be applied in employee counselling. The literature shows that in employee counselling counselor can apply different counselling techniques including Cognitive Therapy (CT), Behavioral Therapy (BT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), existential-humanistic therapy and psychoanalysis. According to the literature, for each therapy there are different therapeutic techniques can be used. So, in Behavioral Therapy, Systematic Desensitization, Exposure Therapies, Aversion Therapy, and Biofeedback can be used. Moreover, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Reinforcement techniques can be applied as CBT techniques whilst logo therapy and gestalt therapy are using as existential-humanistic therapy techniques. Finally, in Psychoanalysis Therapy Anamnesis, Analysis / Interpretation of Dreams and Analysis / Interpretation of Symbols can be applied in employee counselling.

How to Cite: Padmasiri, M.K.D. and Jayathilake, L.V.K., 2014. A Review of Employee Counselling. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, 9(1-2), pp.83–94. DOI:
Published on 01 Jul 2014.
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