Categories for Mental Health Services

Who do you talk to about mental health at work?

March 6, 2018 2:29 pm Posted by

Who do you talk to about mental health at work? We support the ‘mental health in the workplace’ initiative introduced by Heads Together and Mind at the Well-being Conference last week.  The initiative aims to equip employees and managers with tools, training and a good understanding of mental wellbeing in order to create a healthy and supportive working environment. Heads Together...

Join Us | Time to Talk Event 2018 | 10am – 3pm at The Luton Mall

January 22, 2018 10:24 am Posted by

Thursday 1 February 2018 |  10am – 3pm   Staff, trainees and counsellors from The Counselling Foundation will all be getting involved in #TimetoTalk on 1 February 2018. Celebrating it’s 10th year, the national campaign run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness has been continuously helping to improve the attitudes and behaviours of millions towards mental health.  The aim is to get as many people...

Local counselling charity shares the gift of talking therapy at St Albans Christmas Lights Switch on

November 28, 2017 1:24 pm Posted by

Local counselling charity shares the gift of talking therapy at St Albans Christmas Lights Switch on Local counselling charity, The Counselling Foundation were delighted to be at the St Albans Christmas market launch, alongside many other stalls which marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season. The charity were on hand to share tips on how to look after...

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...

SME Bedfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2017

June 8, 2017 12:32 pm Posted by

We are delighted to announce that The Counselling Foundation have been successful in reaching the finals of the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards in the ‘Not for Profit Business of the Year’ category. We’re looking forward to celebrating with other finalists at an awards evening which takes place next month at the Corn Exchange Bedford on 12th July 2017.      

Debate on latest clinical guidelines for psychosis and schizophrenia in adults

May 12, 2016 1:58 pm Posted by

The Clinical Director of The Counselling Foundation, Noel Hargrave attended the triannual Maudsley Debate last night, in order to vote on the latest update for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline “CG178: Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults” being unbiased and evidence based. These guidelines are for health professionals and people with psychosis or schizophrenia, their families...

The Counselling Foundation wins NHS contract for counselling in Luton

April 18, 2016 1:58 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation in partnership with Relate Bedfordshire and Luton have announced that they have been successful in their bid as the preferred provider to work with East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) to deliver 4,000 counselling sessions for people living in Luton each year. The Counselling Foundation, a local charity in Luton,  and Relate have been commissioned to provide the...

St Albans Mayor relaunches counselling centre on Time to Talk Day

February 8, 2016 3:04 pm Posted by

Thursday 4th February was the annual #TimeToTalk day, where the aim is to get as many people as possible across England discussing mental health, which affects one in four people every year. The Counselling Foundation, a charity which provides low cost counselling across centres in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, got the city talking as The Right Worshipful the Mayor of St...

CBT vs Psychotherapy: Freud’s here to stay.

January 7, 2016 1:52 pm Posted by

This month, The Guardian published an article written by Oliver Burkeman titled “Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud,” which discusses the effectiveness of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) compared to psychotherapy and how the latter has made its comeback following results from an in-depth study. Noel Hargrave, Clinical Director at The Counselling Foundation said “As a charity that delivers both short...