Utilising counselling services by law enforcement: An exploratory case study

Maximus Monaheng Sefotho, Cecilia Tlaleng Seema

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This study explored police officers’ dispositions to utilise counselling services. Informants were 20 offers of the Lesotho Mounted Police Services (females = 42.5 %; constables = 57.5 %, age range 21 to 50+). The officers completed the Workplace Counselling Service Utilisation survey on their perceptions of the relevance and accessibility of counselling services by their workstation. Descriptive analysis results indicate the officers to perceive the value of workplace counselling for chronic health conditions and general well-being as well as for mental health support. The officers perceived their workplace counselling services inaccessible due to lack of privacy, as well as risks for stigmatisation for languishing health and poorer career prospects. Workplace counselling for law enforcement would be serviceable with infrastructure for privacy and confidentiality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Psychology in Africa
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2020


  • Lesotho police
  • burnout
  • counselling services
  • perceptions
  • stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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