The Counselling desk for work-related distress, active within Politecnico’s CUG, provides a support service on relational and organizational issues to those who find themselves in a situation of discomfort in their own workplace, and is aimed at identifying hypotheses and strategies for improvement and resolution of the problem. The service is supported by an external psychologist and guarantees maximum confidentiality to those who turn to it.

The activity carried out can be framed as a counseling activity: it focuses on the analysis of the problematic situation and the identification of possible solutions, therefore differing from psychotherapy in terms of objectives, times and methods. The role of the counselor is to facilitate the work of the person in order to respect his/her values, resources and self-determination ability. Throughout the path, the individual’s resources and the strengthening of relational and stress management skills will also be emphasized.

The intervention will consist of a maximum of five meetings, that can be prolonged if necessary, to be held weekly or twice a week, based on the availability of the person.

If necessary, the possibility of extending the support, or of evaluating a follow-up meeting at three and six months, is agreed.