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The Counselling Foundation wins NHS contract for counselling in Luton

April 18, 2016 1:58 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation in partnership with Relate Bedfordshire and Luton have announced that they have been successful in their bid as the preferred provider to work with East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) to deliver 4,000 counselling sessions for people living in Luton each year. The Counselling Foundation, a local charity in Luton,  and Relate have been commissioned to provide the...

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...

The Counselling Foundation announces Julian Gell as successor to Trustee’s Chair

November 30, 2015 2:40 pm Posted by

Following the retirement of Charles Watchman as the board of trustee’s Chair, The Counselling Foundation is pleased to announce that Julian Gell has been elected as his successor. Julian has been a trustee at the Foundation for the last three years and has taken an active part in some of the key decisions and projects we have embarked on over...

Study shows significant evidence for long term counselling for chronic depression

October 26, 2015 1:27 pm Posted by

A landmark research study has been published in the World Psychiatry Journal by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Mental Health Trust. The study provides significant evidence for the effectiveness of long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy/counselling for NHS patients suffering from chronic depression. The Counselling Foundation specialises in this form of counselling and counsellor training and so this report is very welcomed in...

Use of poetry to raise awareness of mental health

July 24, 2015 10:33 am Posted by

Derbyshire NHS Trust has successfully employed a poem “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” by Charles C. Finn to raise awareness of mental health and many charities, organisations and hospitals are using the poem and video to great effect. It embraces the issues of mental health, depression, anxiety and bullying. The poem has touched many people’s lives and speaks with great compassion and insight into the human condition....

Press Clipping – Training Graduation Event

December 12, 2014 11:08 am Posted by

The Watford Free Newspaper, published 10th December 2014. The Counselling Foundation Training Centre celebrates their 2014 graduation event with guest key note speaker Lisa Rodrigues CBE.

Press Clipping – Training Graduation Event

December 12, 2014 11:06 am Posted by

The St Albans and Harpenden Review, published 10th December 2014. The Counselling Foundation Training Centre celebrates their 2014 graduation event with guest key note speaker Lisa Rodrigues CBE.

Former NHS Foundation Trust CEO celebrates Foundation graduation

December 1, 2014 4:03 pm Posted by

Press Release – 1st December 2014 Lisa Rodrigues CBE former CEO of the NHS Partnership Foundation Trust in Sussex and fervent mental health campaigner, was the key note speaker at a graduation event held for trainees of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire based charity, The Counselling Foundation. Lisa, who as well as working with people who have benefitted from counselling and mental...

Nick Clegg’s 5 Year Plan for Mental Health

October 10, 2014 1:34 pm Posted by

Press Release – 10th October 2014 This week, a 5-year plan was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg which sets out new commitments to bring mental health services in line with the rest of the NHS. For the first time, maximum waiting times will be introduced for mental health by 2020. Nick Clegg outlined that those requiring talking...