Statistics show that poor mental health is at an all-time high and therefore demand for counselling continues to rise across Hertfordshire.
Combined with the many awareness campaigns addressing the stigma of ill mental health this has encouraged more people to seek help.
The Counselling Foundation are a leading counselling training provider, training the next generation of counsellors to support a population increasingly affected by anxiety and depression through counselling.
On Friday 16 November the Foundation hosted their annual trainee Graduation at Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn. Staff celebrated the achievements of 130 trainees, along with family and friends. The guest speaker at the event was Susan Howard a renowned Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist and successful author. Her books, ‘Skills in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy’ and ‘Counselling in a Nutshell’ credits the Foundation and is used as a core component on their counselling training course.
Noel Hargrave, Head of Counselling Training and Clinical Director for The Counselling Foundation said: “Training to become a counsellor is no easy undertaking, it requires commitment, time, personal development, academic ability. Trainees studying at the Foundation play a fundamental role in providing counselling support as part of their clinical training.”
He went on to say: “The changing face of mental health services in the UK, demonstrates why The Counselling Foundation and organisations like ours are so important. The prevalence of mental health problems is increasing year on year for each mental health condition. There is an enormous need for counselling and psychotherapy.”
Training the next generation of counsellors begins with the Foundation’s Certificate in psychodynamic counselling. For anyone interested in embarking on a career as a counsellor, the application process for courses opens in Spring 2019 for the next academic year which starts in September 2019. Their 12 hour Introduction to Counselling course runs throughout the year in various locations, open to anyone looking to improve their active listening skills in the workplace or at home.
The Foundation are hosting a free Open Day on Saturday 2 February in St Albans, To find out more information visit their website counsellingfoundation.org to register your free space.
oundation’s Certificate in psychodynamic counselling. For anyone interested in embarking on a career as a counsellor, the application process for their core courses opens in Spring 2019 for the next academic year September 2019. In the meantime their 12 hour Introduction to Counselling courses run throughout the year in various locations.
The Foundation are hosting a Free Open Day on Saturday 2 February to find out more information on their courses.
Visit their website counsellingfoundation.org to register your free space and find out more information.