We would like to thank all who contribute to supporting our service provision. Without your support, we would not be able to keep our service running. Current supporters include:
- Bedford & Luton Community Foundation
- Bedford Park Rotary Club
- Big Idea Brand Marketing
- Borras Construction Ltd
- Compass Wellbeing
- Co-op Community Matters
- Ed Buckley
- Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce
- Hertfordshire Community Fund (HCF)
- Hertsmere Borough Council
- The John Apthorp Charity
- Members of the public
- National Lottery
- Ngage – low carbon workspaces
- Oaklands Development
- Office of Police and Crime Commissioner – Bedfordshire (OPCC Bedfordshire for VoC)
- St Albans City & District Council
- St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation
- The Steel Charitable Trust
- World Privilege Plus
- Yogi Design
Our ambassadors represent us in the Community and/or provide a significant amount of their time voluntarily to support the Foundation. Our current ambassadors are:
- Kevin Doyle: Ambassador for Digital Enablement of Services
We are delighted to invite you to a great night of entertainment at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday 8th of June 2023.
All proceeds will go to The Counselling Foundation, so fun in support of a great cause!
What you will see:
Jeeves & Wooster: Perfect Nonsense By P.G Wodehouse and The Goodall Bros.
This is an affectionate spoof of the much-loved stories about the hapless Bertie Wooster and the inimitable Jeeves.
This particular piece is based on ‘The Code of the Woosters’ which follows the journey of a much-coveted silver cow creamer (what the heck – I know!) and involves theft, blackmail, engagements, broken engagements, old grudges, duty, friendship and so much more!
This play gives us the opportunity to meet some of Wodehouse’s great characters. Jeeves and Wooster tangle with Aunt Dahlia, Madeleine Basset, Gussie Fink-Nottle and the obnoxious Roderick Spode. It is a tour de force for three male actors, two of whom play umpteen parts, both male and female.
The skill and invention of The Abbey Theatre’s wonderful Props and Wardrobe departments will be used to the utmost in this piece of hilarious ‘Perfect Nonsense’.
To be recognised at the biz4Biz awards on 8th July 2022 was an absolute highlight for us. Nominated as finalists in several categories we were delighted to win the ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility’ award sponsored by Airbus. We would like to thank our many funders who help keep our services going in both Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
The Counselling Foundation was invited to attend the Cost of Living Crisis event run by Broxbourne Council for the local community to give practical advice and support for those in need.
Additionally, we have been added to the Cost of Living directory under Broxbourne Frontline, provided by Broxbourne Council.
Whether you are challenging yourself to doing your first 5km run, undertaking your first marathon, hosting a coffee morning, supporting us while you shop, making a personal donation or you are a business who would like to make us your ‘Charity of the Year’, there are all sorts of ways that you could fundraise for us to help support the provision of mental health services and training for those who might otherwise not be able to access support.
Your amazing support is critical to the continuation of the service we provide to our communities. Donations you make go towards both our counselling services and contributing to equality of access to training for our marginalised communities.
You can choose to make a one-off donation or commit to monthly giving. Every pound makes a difference to our clients. Please get in touch if you would like to fundraise for us by contacting email@example.com
“I am now able to discuss my feelings and emotions with my counsellor and my close friends and have, to a large extent, stopped burying uncomfortable feelings and memories”
“I am able to be less anxious in stressful situations”.
Many thanks and huge congratulations to Ed Buckley for fundraising for The Counselling Foundation and completing the Parkrun17 challenge, consisting of 17 different Parkrun courses in a single day (85km – a double marathon) and cycling between each (>100km).
He accomplished all of this in 12hrs26min!
Thank you to all who contributed to the donations, which enabled the fundraiser to surpass its initial goal of £2,000 and further to over £6,000!
All proceeds will go to helping those struggling with their mental health. This money will change lives and potentially save a life.
We are extremely grateful and appreciative to Borras Construction Ltd for nominating us as their chosen charity, alongside Youth Talk, to raise money via a gruelling hike they undertook on the Isle of Wight.
This is down to one of their employees used our services during a very difficult time in his life. We believe that financial circumstances shouldn’t be a barrier to accessing counselling or emotional support.
Thank you to all who contributed to the fundraiser. Your donations have caused the fundraiser to surpass its £10,000 goal, which means that the money raised can go to those in need receive mental health support.
There are a number of ways you can support us whilst you shop
Register below for Easyfundraising to donate as you shop. Next time you want to buy something online, log onto Easyfundraising and click on the retailer you want to shop with. You will then be taken to the retailer’s website where you can shop as normal and the retailer will make a donation to The Counselling Foundation. With over 7,000 registered retail partners, it’s an effortless way to support us.
If you are having a clear out, you can sell your unwanted items on eBay and donate the funds to us. You can do this by selecting us as your favourite charity by signing in and selecting “add to My favourites” on our eBay for Charity homepage. This allows you the option to donate to us every time you check out on eBay.
Or become a community seller where you can donate 10 – 100 % of sales proceeds to The Counselling Foundation.
We are a unique organisation dedicated to providing therapy and training. There are many ways you can get involved with us.
The benefits of working with us are:
- Opportunities for continued learning and development including discounted Continuing Personal Development courses.
- Flexible working
- 25 days holidays per year plus bank holidays, pro rata plus any additional days that the Foundation is closed between Christmas and New Year
- Membership of a contributory pension scheme for employees (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria including minimum monthly pay)
- Membership of our employee assistance scheme (subject to minimum weekly hours)
- Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
- Entitlement to occupational sick pay after one year continual employment
Volunteering provides an opportunity to try something new or to give skills you have already developed to an organisation and make a real difference.
We welcome volunteers to be part of our community.
We are always open to contact from people who would like to fundraise, take on a new challenge, donate skills, and become part of our lively community. The work you do as a volunteer has a tangible impact on the services we are able to develop and offer.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org