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The Art of Grieving Workshops

August 13, 2018 11:25 am Posted by

Discover how art and creativity can help in the grieving process with ‘The Art of Grieving Workshops’ facilitated by Catherina Petit Van Hoey, a textile/mixed media artist based in Hemel Hempstead. Where:  Trestle Arts Base Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ Over three weekends: Saturday 8 September 10.30–12.30 Saturday 15 September 10.30 –15.30 (incl. one hour for lunch) Saturday 29...

Supporting teens with exam results

August 13, 2018 9:54 am Posted by

The next few weeks can be an anxious, stress-filled time for both teenagers and their families. as thousands of students across the country will be awaiting their A-level and GCSE exam results this August. We share the Counselling Directory’s tips on how you can support students in the lead-up to exam results day. Start the conversation early Start talking early about...

Press Release | Pam Firth Community Finalist

August 10, 2018 10:48 am Posted by

Local charity, The Counselling Foundation’s longest serving member of staff, Pam Firth, has been selected as a finalist in two of this year’s 2018 Herts Advertiser Community Awards finalists. Pam, who has worked at the Foundation for 20 years, is a finalist for Lifetime Achievement and Service to the Community at the awards to be announced in St Albans next...

Celebrating 20 years at the Foundation

August 10, 2018 9:56 am Posted by

Celebrating 20 years at the Foundation Pam Firth has been a lively, loved and devoted member of The Counselling Foundation’s training team in St Albans for over 20 years. Pam’s main role is as Programme Tutor, in charge of all students and tutors for the first year of professional counsellor training at the Foundation. She also teaches some classes, bringing...

Nadiya Hussain | Living with Anxiety

August 7, 2018 10:05 am Posted by

Amid the success of winning The Great British Bake Off back in 2015, Nadiya Hussain has also been living with anxiety. Despite her crippling panic attacks she has gone on to have a successful career writing her own cook books and presenting TV cooking shows.  Like many others we assume from the outside everything is ok and you certainly would...

Rotarian Visit

July 20, 2018 1:26 pm Posted by

It was a pleasure to welcome Trevor Miles, Verulam Rotarian Chair of Community Services committee and Graham Dean, in charge of Fellowship, to the Foundation’s St Albans offices. A great opportunity to show Trevor and Graham around our St Albans Counselling and Counselling Training centre, to meet our teams and learn about our low-cost counselling services and how we support over...

Reasons to disconnect from social media

July 20, 2018 12:26 pm Posted by

Reasons to disconnect from social media Matt Haig, has a new book out, Notes on a Nervous Planet.  Author of novels and nonfiction books for children and adults, including The Humans and How To Stop Time,  Reasons to Stay Alive, one of the main themes in the author’s new book is how to stay sane in our fast-moving, anxiety-inducing world and why we need to...

Press Release | Counselling receives funding boost

July 20, 2018 10:07 am Posted by

Local counselling charity has received a major funding grant for its Bedford Centre of £5,000 from The Harper Trust to enable people on low incomes to receive counselling for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating disorders and relationship issues. The Trust awards around £1 million in grants to community projects, organisations or individuals in the Bedford Borough who make...

Money worries linked to suicidal thoughts

July 17, 2018 10:16 am Posted by

Money worries linked to suicidal thoughts Managing your money and budgeting can be difficult, and your mental health can suffer if you are dealing with money worries. One in six people with money problems have had suicidal thoughts as a result. Mental Health UK now estimates that four million people in the UK are at risk of mental health issues because...