Categories for charitable 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...

Talking mental health awareness in schools

November 26, 2018 3:06 pm Posted by

As part of the Schools ‘Engaging Minds’ initiative, The Counselling Foundation’s CEO, Robert Cuming presented to an audience of Verulam School 6th Formers on Friday 24th November. Robert, was encouraged by his visit to Verulam school and to meet the new generation of young people, who were engaged and open to talk about mental health.  Prior to the talk on...

The Foundation are taking the plunge into the New Year

November 22, 2018 3:48 pm Posted by

#PLUNGESTALBANS This year local counselling charity, The Counselling Foundation is making a splash into the New Year by participating in The Polar Bear Plunge having been accepted as one of the three beneficiaries. Not only a beneficiary but two colleagues at the Foundation have volunteered to take the icy plunge to raise funds for counselling services. By entering the Polar Bear...

Graduation Celebration 2018

November 19, 2018 1:56 pm Posted by

Statistics show that poor mental health is at an all-time high and therefore demand for counselling continues to rise across Hertfordshire. Combined with the many awareness campaigns addressing the stigma of ill mental health this has encouraged more people to seek help. The Counselling Foundation are a leading counselling training provider, training the next generation of counsellors to support a...

World Kindness Day

November 13, 2018 12:28 pm Posted by

World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. Make the world a better place with a random act of kindness – what will you choose? Treat everyone kindly, including yourself Reach out to a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to for a while Treat someone to a coffee Donate money to a good cause – like the Counselling...

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...

International Stress Awareness Day

November 5, 2018 3:57 pm Posted by

International Stress Awareness Week takes place from Monday 5th – Friday 9th November and is organised by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace, highlight coping strategies and sources of help available to address it. Many factors can cause us to feel stressed or...

What Is Anxiety?

October 23, 2018 2:21 pm Posted by

It is important to recognise anxiety is normal and what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid.  Anxiety can affect us all in different ways and at different times. Anxiety can describe a number of conditions such as generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic disorders, which shows why anxiety is one of the...