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Mandy’s London 2020 Marathon Blog – Week 1

January 13, 2020 11:12 am Posted by

Ok, so last week is officially the start of the 16 week training plans and the countdown to London 2020 is now on!! I started upping my mileage to 20 miles+ a week a few weeks ago in prep for me starting my 16 week training plan. My goal for last week was to get my first long run of...

Support our Virign Money London Marathon runner 2020

January 13, 2020 10:09 am Posted by

Support our Virgin Money London Marathon runner 2020 Local mum and mental health advocate Mandy Macqueen takes on the challenge of running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 to raise awareness of the life changing counselling offered by local mental health charity The Counselling Foundation. The Foundation have been working tirelessly across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire to raise awareness of mental...

Focus on the positive during 2020

January 2, 2020 1:53 pm Posted by

As we embark on a new year and decade many of us look for ways to achiever a happier and healthier lifestyle. Here are some everyday achievable and free New Year’s resolution ideas to help you celebrate and enjoy 2020. Psychologists have found we’re more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals.  There are ideas for...

St Albans Counselling Centre receives £430 donation from Community Matters

December 20, 2019 12:13 pm Posted by

A great way to end the year receiving a cheque for £430 from the St Albans, Waitrose Community Matters cause. Thanks to everyone who voted for us with their green tokens. The funds we receive mean we can reach more people on low incomes struggling with depression, anxiety or loss to get the life-changing help they need through funded counselling....

Ashtons for Life Great Causes Charity Fundraiser

December 16, 2019 9:47 am Posted by

Ashtons for Life Great Causes Charity Fundraiser The Foundation are delighted to have made it to the shortlist of 20 charities out of 100 nominations to be in with a chance of winning a proportion of the £10,000 that Harpenden based Ashtons Estate Agents fundraise throughout the year for their Life’s Great Causes campaign. There will be an online pole...

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme – Tesco Broxbourne

November 25, 2019 1:47 pm Posted by

We’re delighted that the Foundation is one of three community projects to be part of the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme using blue tokens in Tesco stores Broxbourne, from Wednesday 1 January 2020 to Tuesday 31 March 2020. By voting with blue tokens for the Foundation shoppers will be helping our mission to ensure specialist long term counselling is...

Co-op Local Community Fund | Supporting Counselling in Bedford & St Albans

November 25, 2019 12:25 pm Posted by

The Co-op has selected The Counselling Foundation Bedford and St Albans Centres as a local organisation that they would like to support and benefit through its Community Fund in 2019/2020. Co-op customers can now get involved help the Foundation’s mission to ensure long term counselling is available to support those who are on low incomes. One in four people suffer from...

Third Sector magazine ‘in five minutes’ with our Finance Director, Stephen Anstee

November 21, 2019 12:15 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation’s Finance Director, Stephen Anstee features in the Third Sector’s FD in Five Minutes article. Third Sector pose a range of questions including:- What made you work in the charity sector? “Having worked in business environments for many years, I wanted to be part of an organisation that gave something back to its communities. Following a period helping...

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...