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Where’s The ‘Remote’? | Counselling during Covid-19

May 11, 2020 10:23 am Posted by

Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma students are responding to social distancing measures and adapting to the challenge of delivering counselling remotely. The sudden and unexpected pandemic has caused us all to adapt our working practices at very short notice, and transition our client work entirely to Telephone and Video Counselling in a way that would have been literally ‘unthinkable’ only months ago....

£1,660 Received | Tesco Bags of Help

March 31, 2020 10:16 am Posted by

Counselling in our Stevenage Centre is set to receive a funding boost from the Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme despite the suspension of blue token voting in Tesco stores. Unfortunately due to the developing COVID-19 outbreak, Tesco took the decision to suspend Bags of Help voting and remove blue tokens in their stores to reduce physical touch points...

Mandy Marathon Blog | Week 8

March 5, 2020 1:13 pm Posted by

Firstly, the coronvirus. The Japan Marathon was cancelled and more people are expecting London to be cancelled. Regardless of whether it is cancelled or not I will run 26.2 miles on my own locally if I have to! Ok so to the running….. 18.1 miles done on Sunday, a set of 14 hill reps on Wednesday and a slow 7...

Valentines Day | Practice some Self Love

February 14, 2020 10:35 am Posted by

Give yourself some ‘self-love’ this Valentines Day. Self-love is important to living well.  However, practicing self-love can be challenging and doesn’t come naturally for many of us.  By practicing self-love we will attract people and circumstances that support and have a positive influence on our well-being and our levels of resilience. Take a deep breath and start practicing some self...

Mandy’s Marathon Blog | Week 4

February 3, 2020 2:35 pm Posted by

Feeling inspired by our Marathon runner Mandy?  Any physical activity can improve your wellbeing, including running. I’m running to raise funds to help more people share what’s worrying them with a trained counsellor.  One in four people suffer from a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement or life changing events. The Foundation offer subsidised counselling that can...

The Big Co-op Payout | Broxbourne

November 20, 2019 2:28 pm Posted by

We are celebrating the Big Co-0p Payout today Wednesday 20 November, which has raised £17m for local causes. Our Broxbourne centre is set to receive an amazing payout of £3,716.42 thanks to Co-op shoppers. Every pound received will go directly to helping someone benefit from long term subsidised weekly counselling sessions helps people through a range of mental health issues including...

The Counselling Foundation 2019 Graduation

November 18, 2019 2:34 pm Posted by

Mental health charity marks record year of trainee counsellors graduating with former Guardian columnist’s irreverent unpacking of their role in saving his sanity. Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 in the UK and they are three times more likely to take their own lives than women. Facing life changing events ‘alone’ and being told...

Do you ever feel like an Imposter?

October 28, 2019 2:10 pm Posted by

We’re starting to hear the phrase ‘Imposter Syndrome’ more and more in today’s society despite being a term that was first used by psychologists Suzanna Imes and Pauline Rose Clance in the 1970s. Imposter syndrome is defined as a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where both men and women doubt their accomplishments and have a recurring,  internalised...

World Mental Health Day 2019 | 10 October

September 23, 2019 9:41 am Posted by

We’re getting ready to mark World Mental Health Day.  The day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues. The theme of this year’s event set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide and suicide prevention.  Suicide statistics across the UK continue to rise, we hope to encourage more people to access counselling as early intervention could prevent...