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International Women’s Day 2021

March 8, 2021 9:56 am Posted by

We celebrate our inspirational women… by recognising the hard work and achievements of our predominately female team here at the Foundation. From our staff to teaching team and our counsellors, many of whom are juggling home schooling with supporting the mental health of our communities all from home. We pay tribute to our inspirational Foundation Certificate Programme Tutor, Pam Firth,...

It’s hugely important to give yourself some ‘self-love’ 

February 12, 2021 11:33 am Posted by

It’s hugely important to give yourself some ‘self-love’  The pandemic has undeniably changed the way we live and work, as well as how we relate to family, friends and colleagues. The uncertainty, the disappointments and the losses have been undeniably real and life changing for many of us. By practicing self-love we can have a positive influence on our well-being...

Press Release | The Foundation welcomes Emma Branch as new CEO

November 2, 2020 10:32 am Posted by

The Counselling Foundation is set to welcome Emma Branch as the new CEO from November to lead their organisation into the future. Emma who joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees over a year ago was inspired to have greater involvement in the charity after seeing the positive impact their work had on the community through subsidised counselling sessions and professional...

Congratulations to our Marathon Fundraiser!

October 5, 2020 11:30 am Posted by

Congratulations to our Marathon Fundraiser! Congratulations to our virtual marathon fundraiser, Mandy Macqueen for completing the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4 October. In her own words, Mandy shares her Virtual Marathon experience That was a tough day for it! Out in the dark at 545am and it was very windy, rained solidly and flooding everywhere on my trail route....

Prudential: My Ride London | Free Cycle Challenge | Any Age, Any Wheels, Any Distance! 15 and 16 August 2020

July 30, 2020 11:54 am Posted by

Fundraise your way and help more people receive counselling support Are you ready to take on a new cycling challenge this summer and raise money to help more people to receive vital subsidised counselling support? Opportunities for us to fundraise has been significantly impacted due to the ongoing pandemic, however this cycle challenge is easily accessible fun for the whole...

BBC interview the Foundation – dealing with grief during Coronavirus

July 24, 2020 12:09 pm Posted by

BBC interview the Foundation – coping with grief during Coronavirus The Foundation was asked to appear on BBC Look East (West) news in an interview on Thursday 23 July, to answer questions around grief and bereavement during the pandemic. This BBC interview is a first for us and we were grateful to our Foundation trained, qualified counsellor, Stephen Johnson, who kindly featured on...

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...

Donation for counselling support in Bedford

June 18, 2020 11:14 am Posted by

Waitrose Community Matters Scheme | Counselling Support for those living Bedford A huge thank you to Waitrose Bedford Green Tokens Scheme. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation customers are unable to vote using the green tokens in store, instead each of the three charities chosen for the month of June received an equal share from the donation scheme. The funds...

Funded Emotional Support for the over 60’s

June 9, 2020 9:04 am Posted by

Do you know an older relative, friend or neighbour who would benefit from talking to someone? The Old People’s Trust in partnership with The Counselling Foundation are working together to offer emotional support to the over 60s in our community during the pandemic. Emotional support via telephone or online (zoom/skype) is available to anyone over 60 living in the St...