Psychological Help for Entrepreneurs Suffering from Acute Psychological Difficulties
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The founders of APESA concept, Jean-Luc DOUILLARD, clinical psychologist and Marc BINNIÉ, associate clerk of the Commercial Court of Saintes (France), started from a simple observation: the poor financial health of a company often also affects psychological health of many entrepreneurs, being small or big, who are investing not only capital but their own life in their company.
The severe psychological distress that sometimes results from failures and expresses itself during hearings, in meetings with practitioners of insolvency or with advisors, was widely left until now untold.
However, know the law and apply it strictly does not impose to ignore the suffering.
Thanks to a proper training, it is possible without distorting its own function and without becoming at all oneself a psychologist, with the agreement of the concerned person, to become quite simply, first a sentry then a whistleblower to switch efficiency a relay to specialized psychologists who will take care of the “inaudible and unspeakable” suffering of some defeated entrepreneurs.
To this end, APESA associations, combining the sustainability of a national platform and the closeness of a local area network, support them so that the failure is only the first step of a personal or professional recovery.
Today, more than forty Commercial Courts have already expressed their intention to implement APESA services, while consular chambers, accountants and professional organizations are joining this movement.