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In Therapy with Susie Orbach

June 18, 2018 12:01 pm Posted by

Recommended listen for our Foundation Certificate students studying Psychodynamic counselling. Psychotherapist Susie Orbach on BBC Radio 4 explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client profile has been carefully constructed by therapist Susie, director Ian Rickson (former artistic director at the Royal Court, and director of...

May is National Walking Month

May 10, 2018 12:57 pm Posted by

It’s time to get walking throughout May and beyond, especially during the long summer months.   Walking has a whole host of different health benefits that can motivate you to introduce into your daily routine.  Apart from the obvious benefits of being good for you physically and helping you to lose weight, here are a few more benefits of walking you...

Man up for Psychotherapy | Dr Aaron Balick

May 1, 2018 11:27 am Posted by

Dr Aaron Balick joins us to deliver his one day workshop, Dealing with Digital workshop at our Counselling Training centre Friday 1 June, exploring the psychology behind our use of social media. Available to book now. The psychologist and author has written many articles.  In his Man up for Psychotherapy article, Dr Aaron Balick explores why talking therapy, is definitely not a man’s...

How do you cope with Stress at work?

May 1, 2018 10:43 am Posted by

Mental Health Awareness Week | 14 – 20 May 2018  The focus this year for Mental Health Awareness Week is stress.  According to the Mental Health Foundation research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year, with stress being a key factor. Stress: Is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and can initiate...

Barrie Johnston completes 2018 London Marathon

April 23, 2018 2:52 pm Posted by

Barrie Johnston completes 2018 London Marathon Congratulations to our marathon runner Barrie Johnston, one of 40,000 runners in Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon run one of the hottest on record.  He completed the 26.2-mile London Marathon in 5 hours 54 mins. Barrie was inspired to run on behalf of the Foundation after benefiting from counselling that started him on his journey to...

Exploring how a therapist can get the most out of therapy with Susie Orbach

January 16, 2018 3:12 pm Posted by

Recommended article to inspire our counselling trainees. Susie Orbach psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer, activist, social critic shares a few words about being a therapist that work for her in this recent article. “For a session between an analyst and their patient to truly work, we need to listen, think and feel”. “Feelings are the bread and butter of our work in the...

National Time to Talk Day | Mental health shouldn’t be a taboo subject

January 9, 2018 3:27 pm Posted by

We’re getting ready to mark the national Time to Talk campaign on Thursday 1 February. Celebrating it’s 10th year, the national campaign run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness has been continuously helping to improve the attitudes and behaviours of millions towards mental health.  The aim is to get as many people as possible talking about mental health and show that talking about this once-taboo...

Awards Recognition for The Counselling Foundation’s charitable work during 2017

December 18, 2017 11:55 am Posted by

The Counselling Foundation celebrate a bumper year of awards success throughout 2017, where we were short-listed as a finalist for no less than nine awards recognising our work in the charitable sector. The Foundation’s aim is to remove the stigma surrounding ill mental health and ensure it is seen as important as physical health and have been supporting those experiencing...


December 12, 2017 4:10 pm Posted by

#LocalCharitiesDay 2017 is a new initiative which started last year and is a DCMS initiative to celebrate the fantastic work that local charities do to help communities across the country. We’re proud to be just one local charity making a real difference to people’s lives.  A huge thank you to everyone that works or volunteers at the Foundation, without you...

Foundation centres open today

December 12, 2017 9:09 am Posted by

The Foundation is welcoming everyone back to our centres today following yesterday’s closures. We ask that you put your safety first, drive carefully and don suitable footwear. If you are not able to attend an appointment, please contact your counsellor or administrator to re-arrange.