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Fundraise through Amazon Smile

June 19, 2018 11:58 am Posted by

You shop – Amazon gives! The Foundation has now joined Amazon Smile so that 0.5% of any item purchased goes directly to helping people access low-cost counselling in our centres. Amazon Smile offers exactly the same products and prices as the usual Amazon site.   Remember always click smile.amazon.co.uk and choose The Counselling Foundation as your charity and start shopping! Amazon will...

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...

Coping with grief on Fathers Day

June 12, 2018 1:36 pm Posted by

We know that Father’s day can be tough if your Dad has died or if you know someone who is missing their father, or is a father grieving for their child. It helps to accept that when grieving there are always going to be challenging times. We share Cruse Bereavement on their tips to provide some much needed support:  ...

Father’s Day – Not always a Celebration

June 12, 2018 10:24 am Posted by

Father’s Day – Not always a Celebration This Sunday 17 June some of us will be celebrating Father’s Day. For some of us the day can be a painful reminder of loss or estrangement of a family member who is no longer around and part of our lives. When Carolyn Puttnam lost her father, she struggled to find a book...

Carers week 11 – 17 June

June 11, 2018 9:44 am Posted by

This week is Carers Week 2018. Supporting others can be mentally and physically exhausting as carers often put their own health and wellbeing last. Stress and depression can affect anyone, but the pressure and expectations of caring can make carers particularly vulnerable. You are a carer if you provide (unpaid) support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental...

How to cope with exam stress

June 7, 2018 11:48 am Posted by

The exam season is now upon us and since the introduction of GCSEs 30 years ago, they have become a whole lot tougher with old-style assessments replaced with end of year exams which have been designed to be more challenging. With an estimated 20-50% annual increase of university students seeking help for studies-related mental health issues, it’s clear that all...

Exploring the psychology behind social media

June 5, 2018 2:08 pm Posted by

It was a pleasure to welcome Dr Aaron Balick to The Counselling Foundation on 1 June where he delivered his fascinating one day workshop, Dealing with Digital, exploring the psychology behind our use of social media. The workshop enables our students to think about both their own and a client’s use of digital media to better makes sense of it...

Marking #MHAW18 at the Luton Mall

May 22, 2018 8:53 am Posted by

The Foundation had busy week marking #MHAW18, culminating with our stand at the Luton Mall on 18 May. We enjoyed a rewarding few hours, talking to the communities of Luton.  It was encouraging to see many people from different cultures interested in pursuing counselling as a career. Pam Firth (Programme Tutor), Helen Thomas (Luton Hub Manager) and Angela Pask (Marketing)...

Five signs to recognise when your employees are stressed

May 14, 2018 3:08 pm Posted by

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed.  However it should be recognised that what is stress to one person is pressure to another.  We all need some form of pressure at work to motivate us. It is when pressure exceeds our normal capacity to cope that stress can begin. Creating work environments where employers and employees feels valued...

Flying start to Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW18

May 14, 2018 10:54 am Posted by

It’s a flying start to #MHAW18 Mental Health Awareness Week. What a great way to start the week as we celebrate the cycling achievements and helpers at the SACCR over the weekend.   Our Business Development Manager, Ruth Hutchinson raised a fantastic £604 including gift aid, for her 10 mile cycle. Team Foundation helpers on the day including our Grants Manager,...