Categories for bereavement counselling

Do you know what it’s like to live in Hertfordshire?

December 4, 2018 2:56 pm Posted by

Do you know what it’s like to live in Hertfordshire? Hertfordshire is perceived as an affluent county – however Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) reports on the pockets of real deprivation that exist. For example Borehamwood Cowley Hill (Hertsmere) and Northwick (Three Rivers) are cited as among the most deprived areas in the UK. The HCF share a snapshot of the challenges...

Coping with Bereavement over Christmas

November 26, 2018 3:48 pm Posted by

With the holiday season approaching, the Foundation recognise we all cope with grief in different ways.  While Christmas is usually a time for celebration and family, it can be an intensely emotional time for those grieving the absence of a loved family member or friend, whether it’s a recent loss or one from long ago. Bereavement is a time of...

Remembering 100 years of the end of WW1

November 9, 2018 10:04 am Posted by

This year commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War. Each year on November 11 we stop at 11am for a short moment of silence and reflection to remember the bravery of all those who lost their lives in the First World War and other wars. There are many ways that we remember and pay tribute, whether it’s...

Bereavement Support receives donation

October 19, 2018 11:20 am Posted by

What a lovely way to start the day, Foundation staff including, Programme Tutor Pam Firth, and Grants Manager, Judy Mallinson were on hand when Jason Downing, Area Manager of Phillips Funeral Services dropped into our St Albans office with a donation to help support our counselling work in the community including our new Bereavement support service. The Counselling Foundation not...

Young musician George Shelley bravely opens up about grief

October 2, 2018 10:35 am Posted by

George Shelley musician and presenter, bravely opens up about grief following the tragic death of his sister and shows why opening up about our grief is so important. Research suggests that bereavement is linked to high rates of suicide and mental health problems among young people. Bereavement is an important issue because of the enormous and serious impact it has...

Press Clipping | Well done for backing contract

September 20, 2018 10:31 am Posted by

  “I would like to commend the Herts Advertiser for signing up to the new contract on sensitive reporting of suicide stories (13 September, 2018) Avoiding sensationalist reporting, keeping the emphasis on the impact on others and giving people the right information can only help in the prevention of suicide. This will also help break a cycle where the bereaved,...

Press Release | Raising Awareness of Suicide Prevention across Hertfordshire

August 17, 2018 12:01 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation are partnering with Spot the Signs and Save a Life, the Hertfordshire suicide prevention campaign whose vision is to make Hertfordshire a county where no one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option.  Hosting an event in St Albans town centre on Wednesday 5 September between 11.30am – 2.30pm  the teams...

Father’s Day – Not always a Celebration

June 12, 2018 10:24 am Posted by

Father’s Day – Not always a Celebration This Sunday 17 June some of us will be celebrating Father’s Day. For some of us the day can be a painful reminder of loss or estrangement of a family member who is no longer around and part of our lives. When Carolyn Puttnam lost her father, she struggled to find a book...

Pam Firth, Programme Tutor; Why Freud’s contribution & psychoanalysis remains a major influence on our understanding of the grieving process

May 3, 2016 12:02 pm Posted by

To coincide with the anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s birthday (6th May 1856) we celebrate with an awareness week where we share the benefits of studying psychodynamically, why The Counselling Foundation endorses this approach to therapy, and the differences compared to other therapies. Pam Firth our Foundation Certificate Programme Tutor shares Freud’s contribution in our understanding the bereavement process:   Freud’s paper...