Tag Archive: counsellor training

Taking care of our mental health over Christmas

December 12, 2017 3:48 pm Posted by

At the Foundation we recognise the importance of looking after your mental health and well being especially over the festive period and understand that for many of us, it is far from ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’ for many reasons.  Instead it can be filled with anxiety and depression and is often an isolating time for people especially those...

St Albans fitness coach inspired to run London Marathon 2018 on behalf of The Counselling Foundation

November 16, 2017 2:15 pm Posted by

A local fitness and wellbeing coach has been inspired to run The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon for a local counselling charity that started him on his journey to overcome anxiety and depression five years ago. Barrie Johnston, who became a personal trainer 10 years ago, discovered The Counselling Foundation charity after researching local counselling services. He recognised he was...

Charity promotes positive mental health to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

September 11, 2017 1:39 pm Posted by

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10 September, local mental health charity, The Counselling Foundation held a ‘sausage sizzle’ event at their local Bunnings DIY store to raise awareness and highlight how the intervention of a conversation can save lives. The statistics for suicide are shocking, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year, that is one...

What makes St Albans happy on World Mental Health Day?

October 18, 2016 10:31 am Posted by

Monday 10th October was World Mental Health Day and to celebrate local charity The Counselling Foundation put up their stand in St Peter’s street to ask what makes the residents of St Albans happy and gave out free hot drinks and biscuits on the cold but sunny day. Whilst doing this the charity were raising the awareness of the importance...

The Counselling Foundation announces Julian Gell as successor to Trustee’s Chair

November 30, 2015 2:40 pm Posted by

Following the retirement of Charles Watchman as the board of trustee’s Chair, The Counselling Foundation is pleased to announce that Julian Gell has been elected as his successor. Julian has been a trustee at the Foundation for the last three years and has taken an active part in some of the key decisions and projects we have embarked on over...

Best-selling author Rachel Kelly inspires next generation of counsellors at graduation ceremony

November 30, 2015 1:22 pm Posted by

Rachel Kelly, former Times journalist and author of a Sunday Times best-seller book endorsed by Ruby Wax, “Black Rainbow” and new release “Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness” was the guest speaker at the 2015 graduation for trainees studying to become counsellors at Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire charity, The Counselling Foundation.   The mental health campaigner spoke of her...