Awards Recognition for The Counselling Foundation’s charitable work during 2017

December 18, 2017 11:55 am Posted by

The Counselling Foundation celebrate a bumper year of awards success throughout 2017, where we were short-listed as a finalist for no less than nine awards recognising our work in the charitable sector. The Foundation’s aim is to remove the stigma surrounding ill mental health and ensure it is seen as important as physical health and have been supporting those experiencing...


December 12, 2017 4:10 pm Posted by

#LocalCharitiesDay 2017 is a new initiative which started last year and is a DCMS initiative to celebrate the fantastic work that local charities do to help communities across the country. We’re proud to be just one local charity making a real difference to people’s lives.  A huge thank you to everyone that works or volunteers at the Foundation, without you...

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...

Foundation centres open today

December 12, 2017 9:09 am Posted by

The Foundation is welcoming everyone back to our centres today following yesterday’s closures. We ask that you put your safety first, drive carefully and don suitable footwear. If you are not able to attend an appointment, please contact your counsellor or administrator to re-arrange.

Confirming snow closure

December 11, 2017 9:17 am Posted by

All Foundation centres, head office and training will be closed today due to current icy conditions and forecasts of heavy snow. We expect our centres to be open and busy again tomorrow with the essential counselling and training that we offer. If in the meantime you need to speak to someone urgently please contact your GP, nearest A & E...

Snow closures

December 10, 2017 4:31 pm Posted by

We expect that all Foundation centres, head office and training will be closed tomorrow (11 December) due to snow. Please visit this site tomorrow morning for further updates. If in the meantime you need to speak to someone urgently please contact your GP, nearest A & E department or the Samaritans on their free phone number 116 123.  

Mental health blogger shares her experience of social anxiety

December 7, 2017 2:18 pm Posted by

Social anxiety is defined as “an overwhelming fear of social situations, with symptoms ranging from a sense of dread about socialising to terrifying panic attacks”. Fiona Thomas is a mental health blogger who writes openly about depression and her social anxiety experiences. In her Metro article she describes how it can feel so impossible to overcome that sufferers become very...