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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...

Mental health charity launch their Employee Support Service at St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting

May 19, 2017 11:10 am Posted by

The Counselling Foundation promoted the benefits of wellbeing in the workplace with their Employee Support Service at St Albans Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast during Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. CEO Robert was one of the speakers along with St Albans Mental Health Champion and Hertfordshire Councillor Anthony Rowlands. Stress is the leading cause of employee absence in the UK...

Counselling charity host mental health forum to improve wellbeing

May 19, 2017 10:52 am Posted by

  To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 Hertfordshire based charity The Counselling Foundation hosted a forum with their patron and local dignitary The Countess of Verulam for fifty third sector organisations. The Foundation’s aim was to create an influential collaboration amongst local charities and establish partnerships where mental healthcare plays a particular role for service users to support...

St Albans Mayor relaunches counselling centre on Time to Talk Day

February 8, 2016 3:04 pm Posted by

Thursday 4th February was the annual #TimeToTalk day, where the aim is to get as many people as possible across England discussing mental health, which affects one in four people every year. The Counselling Foundation, a charity which provides low cost counselling across centres in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, got the city talking as The Right Worshipful the Mayor of St...

CBT vs Psychotherapy: Freud’s here to stay.

January 7, 2016 1:52 pm Posted by

This month, The Guardian published an article written by Oliver Burkeman titled “Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud,” which discusses the effectiveness of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) compared to psychotherapy and how the latter has made its comeback following results from an in-depth study. Noel Hargrave, Clinical Director at The Counselling Foundation said “As a charity that delivers both short...