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Workplace Wellbeing

A Relational Approach, 1st Edition

By James Costello


192 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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Workplace Wellbeing – A Relational Approach presents the most important, insightful and up-to-date academic thinking and research related to flourishing at work.

The book describes the transformative humanistic skills, values and attributes ordinarily adopted by counsellors and psychotherapists alike and shows how they may be transferred from a therapeutic setting to the workplace. Integrating ideas and strategies from counselling and psychotherapy, the book gathers together a wealth of accessible, interactive exercises and resources to help develop the skills and personal awareness to thrive in organizations.


Workplace Wellbeing – A Relational Approach examines how we can create an emotionally healthy workplace for all of us. It will prove useful for counsellors and psychotherapists, whether in training or practice in an organizational setting. More importantly however, it is designed to be of value to the non-specialist, particularly those working in business, education, healthcare, human resources, occupational health, and organizational psychology.


"It is wonderful how the author connects existing theories, thoughts and research and presents them through the lens of the relational approach….the examples and exercises are really useful and important, and this book might be used more generally for career guidance"

Dr Matthijs Bal, Professor of Responsible Management, Lincoln International Business School.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Do you flourish at work?; 2. Our invisible cage; 3. A matter of survival; 4. The crowded workplace; 5. Democratic working relationships; 6. Groups and teams; 7. The shadow at work; 8. Adjusting to life’s crises; Conclusion

About the Author

James Costello is Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of the West of England, a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor. His experience as a therapist and supervisor comes from practice across the private, third and public sectors. Originally trained as a research scientist working in industry and academia, he believes that flourishing, innovation, and learning are all social processes with the transformative power of relationships at their heart. An experienced trade union case worker, he successfully applies a Relational Approach to training, supervision, advocacy, conflict resolution, and mediation across a range of workplace settings.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health