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Domestic Abuse Counselling

October 22, 2020 1:30 pm Posted by

Cases of domestic abuse have increased during lockdown with many living with their abuser remaining trapped at home, living in a toxic or unsafe environment. UK charity Refuge reported a 700% increase in calls on one day alone in April. In June, calls were still up by 80% on last year. Of the women who reported that the abuse they experienced got worse during...

Thank you to our guest Menopause speaker

October 22, 2020 12:36 pm Posted by

A big thank you to our guest speaker Dr Wendy Molefi, The Mindful GP for her time at our fundraising event ‘Approaching the Menopause Mindfully’. It was refreshing to talk more about menopause in an open forum and supportive environment. The event was a huge success and incredibly informative. A chance for women to come together to learn more about...

Donation for Bedford Centre

October 6, 2020 10:02 am Posted by

Sincere thanks to Sharnbrook Learning for Pleasure for their donation of £192.50 in support of our Bedford Counselling Centre. The Foundation are proud to be Sharnbrook’s chosen charity for this academic year. Sharnbrook choose charitable organisations where there is a local connection to the group and a local connection to the charity. This year’s choice of The Counselling Foundation has Sharnbrook...

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....

World Mental Health Day 2020

September 25, 2020 9:32 am Posted by

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. It’s been a difficult year for us all The Foundation is all too aware of the impact the months of lockdown has had on our mental health.  Prioritising our mental health has never been...

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

September 10, 2020 10:03 am Posted by

With the pressures of Covid and the threat of job loss, redundancy and furlough schemes ending, reaching out to our family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and employees is as crucial as ever. On World Suicide Preventation Day (WSPD) as well as all through the year, we encourage people to come forward to talk about whatever is troubling them; our counsellors are here to listen...

Thank you to Waitrose Hitchin Green Tokens Scheme

September 3, 2020 2:53 pm Posted by

A huge thank you to Waitrose Hitchin Green Tokens Scheme. Many thanks to our amazing Stevenage centre counsellors Lorraine and Maggie for dodging the rain showers to collect this cheque. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation Waitrose customers have been unable to vote using the green tokens in store, instead each of the three charities chosen for the month of...

Loved and Lost: grief in the time of coronavirus – a photo essay

August 28, 2020 1:55 pm Posted by

Take a moment to read the Guardian’s article; Photographer Simon Bray’s project Loved and Lost deals with the loss of loved ones.  Where he asks each participant to find a photograph of themselves with their lost loved one, and they returned to the location to replicate the image.  “Such a moving and relevant article.”  Jo Spilling, Clinical Director The project aims...

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...