Categories for charitable counselling

How to be a good leader in the workplace

July 12, 2018 8:52 am Posted by

Kindness is an underrated quality at work, but it is this good leadership skill and creates a happier more productive workplace. Most managers are nervous about sharing their personal feelings when they’re at work for fear it will open them up to judgment or criticism. Sharing stories can help colleagues to connect. New research suggests that by changing the culture...

Benefits of sideways talking to children and adolescents

July 2, 2018 2:20 pm Posted by

Great to hear Jonny Benjamin MBE on the Radio this weekend on the Graham Norton show. He shared his ‘Stranger on the bridge Story’ and the benefits of sideways listening and talking in car journeys and how it helped him communicate with his parents at a time when he was struggling with his mental health. Sideways listening can be helpful...

Foundation employee receives fundraising recognition

June 29, 2018 9:19 am Posted by

The Foundation’s Business and Commercial Manager, Ruth Hutchinson has been selected to receive an award from the St Albans Charity Cycle Ride in recognition of her fundraising achievements for Rotary charities. Ruth participated in the annual SACCR back in May and will receive the private cup trophy as a thank you for the impressive £721 she raised.  She has been...

Money and Mental Health

June 26, 2018 1:21 pm Posted by

Financial anxiety is on the increase.  Half of Britons fear for their mental health as figures show financial anxiety is reaching alarming levels as individuals struggle to keep debt from spiralling. Following Mental Health Awareness Week in May, research has shown financial anxiety is on the rise as personal debt levels continue to increase throughout the UK across all age...

Coping with grief on Fathers Day

June 12, 2018 1:36 pm Posted by

We know that Father’s day can be tough if your Dad has died or if you know someone who is missing their father, or is a father grieving for their child. It helps to accept that when grieving there are always going to be challenging times. We share Cruse Bereavement on their tips to provide some much needed support:  ...

Marking #MHAW18 at the Luton Mall

May 22, 2018 8:53 am Posted by

The Foundation had busy week marking #MHAW18, culminating with our stand at the Luton Mall on 18 May. We enjoyed a rewarding few hours, talking to the communities of Luton.  It was encouraging to see many people from different cultures interested in pursuing counselling as a career. Pam Firth (Programme Tutor), Helen Thomas (Luton Hub Manager) and Angela Pask (Marketing)...

Our Business Development Manager gets on her bike!

May 11, 2018 12:40 pm Posted by

Support our Business Development Manager, Ruth Hutchinson as she gets on her bike this Sunday to join the SACCR to represent our charity to cycle 10 miles!       Look out for staff members Judy Mallinson and Sonja Hutchinson helping out on the “1000” register table! Passionate about promoting positive mental health, The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity that...

St Albans Rotary Talk

April 27, 2018 9:50 am Posted by

This week we were honored to present to The Rotary Club of St Albans Verulamium.  We shared the impact of the Foundation’s work in the community and why we need funds to meet the ever increasing demand for counselling. We work all year to support those who would not otherwise afford counselling.  Need is growing for our services and St Albans...

Donation Celebration

April 27, 2018 8:49 am Posted by

The Foundation are once again grateful for the annual contribution received from the Cathedral Abbey Church of St Albans Mission Allocation who have always been supportive of the work we do. Fiona Di Leo, Clinical Manager at our St Albans centre, was on hand to receive a generous donation of £1,000 from The Dean of St Albans Cathedral, the Very Reverend...

Think of Volunteers as valued experts

April 3, 2018 10:46 am Posted by

Never under-estimate the expertise of your volunteers’ contribution, a charity leader has advised at the start of World Health Day. The CEO of The Counselling Foundation, Robert Cuming, says charities often think of their volunteers as helpful or even essential, but still but under-estimate their expertise and worth. “You can only see their true value if you step back and...