Categories for charitable counselling

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...

Our Bedford Centre is moving to new premises

March 27, 2018 12:45 pm Posted by

We have re-located our Bedford counselling and counselling training centre to a new address: Thursday 29 March will be the last day for the Foundation in Bates House, 12 Foster Hill Road. Our quality counselling and counselling training services will resume on Thursday 12th April from our new address located on the 2nd floor within the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), 7A St...

Charity steps in to support the bereaved

March 20, 2018 6:39 pm Posted by

Following the announcement that local charity Bereavement Matters (SABN) is closing, another charity has stepped in to support its clients. The Counselling Foundation, based in St Albans, has opted to establish a specialist adult and children’s bereavement service to ensure the vital services are maintained in the community. The Foundation’s CEO Robert Cuming, said his charity was looking forward to...

Mental health and wellbeing tips from Happiful Magazine

March 15, 2018 11:23 am Posted by

We’ve been enjoying reading Happiful Magazine.  A magazine with an on-line presence providing a wealth of mental health positivity and wellbeing articles that you can read anytime. Happiful are on a mission to create a healthier, happier, more sustainable society. Their aim is to provide informative, inspiring and topical stories about mental health and wellbeing to break the stigma of...

Who do you talk to about mental health at work?

March 6, 2018 2:29 pm Posted by

Who do you talk to about mental health at work? We support the ‘mental health in the workplace’ initiative introduced by Heads Together and Mind at the Well-being Conference last week.  The initiative aims to equip employees and managers with tools, training and a good understanding of mental wellbeing in order to create a healthy and supportive working environment. Heads Together...