Categories for charitable counselling

Trustees Week | 2-6 November

November 3, 2020 2:21 pm Posted by

This week is Trustees Week 2020, an annual event to recognise and celebrate the vital work of our trustees who are all volunteers giving up their time to make important decisions about our charity’s work. It’s an opportunity to highlight the amazing work of trustees, support boards to improve their governance, and encourage new people to consider trusteeship and volunteering...

Movember 2020

November 3, 2020 2:13 pm Posted by

The Movember Foundation is a charity tackling men’s health globally all year round. We support the campaign as we encourage our dads, partners, brothers and friends to talk about their mental health struggles. Our thanks to Ciaran Bradley for allowing us to share his recent article “Depression in Men | Do you feel like you can speak out when you’re...

Domestic Abuse Counselling

October 22, 2020 1:30 pm Posted by

Cases of domestic abuse have increased during lockdown with many living with their abuser remaining trapped at home, living in a toxic or unsafe environment. UK charity Refuge reported a 700% increase in calls on one day alone in April. In June, calls were still up by 80% on last year. Of the women who reported that the abuse they experienced got worse during...

Thank you to our guest Menopause speaker

October 22, 2020 12:36 pm Posted by

A big thank you to our guest speaker Dr Wendy Molefi, The Mindful GP for her time at our fundraising event ‘Approaching the Menopause Mindfully’. It was refreshing to talk more about menopause in an open forum and supportive environment. The event was a huge success and incredibly informative. A chance for women to come together to learn more about...

Donation for Bedford Centre

October 6, 2020 10:02 am Posted by

Sincere thanks to Sharnbrook Learning for Pleasure for their donation of £192.50 in support of our Bedford Counselling Centre. The Foundation are proud to be Sharnbrook’s chosen charity for this academic year. Sharnbrook choose charitable organisations where there is a local connection to the group and a local connection to the charity. This year’s choice of The Counselling Foundation has Sharnbrook...

World Mental Health Day 2020

September 25, 2020 9:32 am Posted by

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. It’s been a difficult year for us all The Foundation is all too aware of the impact the months of lockdown has had on our mental health.  Prioritising our mental health has never been...

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

September 10, 2020 10:03 am Posted by

With the pressures of Covid and the threat of job loss, redundancy and furlough schemes ending, reaching out to our family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and employees is as crucial as ever. On World Suicide Preventation Day (WSPD) as well as all through the year, we encourage people to come forward to talk about whatever is troubling them; our counsellors are here to listen...

Thank you to Waitrose Hitchin Green Tokens Scheme

September 3, 2020 2:53 pm Posted by

A huge thank you to Waitrose Hitchin Green Tokens Scheme. Many thanks to our amazing Stevenage centre counsellors Lorraine and Maggie for dodging the rain showers to collect this cheque. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation Waitrose customers have been unable to vote using the green tokens in store, instead each of the three charities chosen for the month of...

A counselling lifeline for people who’ve been affected by the pandemic

July 9, 2020 12:05 pm Posted by

Many people in our community will be facing difficult times trying to deal with bereavement, trauma, health issues, financial stress and relationship breakdowns due to COVID-19. The Counselling Foundation is proud to have been awarded a fund by Herts Community Foundation (HCF) to provide counselling sessions to residents across Hertfordshire whose lives have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The...

Exploring Counselling as a career for men

June 25, 2020 9:05 am Posted by

The Foundation not only encouraging men to come forward and share their worries by talking, but also to consider a rewarding career as a counsellor. By encouraging our dads, sons, brothers, uncles, friends to open up and talk, we aim to address the pressures of masculine expectations across our different cultures.  Mental health doesn’t discriminate and through education and working...