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Exploring how a therapist can get the most out of therapy with Susie Orbach

January 16, 2018 3:12 pm Posted by

This is a great article to inspire our counselling trainees. Susie Orbach psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer, activist, social critic shares a few words about being a therapist that work for her in this recent article.   “For a session between an analyst and their patient to truly work, we need to listen, think and feel”. “Feelings are the bread and butter of...

National Time to Talk Day | Mental health shouldn’t be a taboo subject

January 9, 2018 3:27 pm Posted by

We’re getting ready to mark the national Time to Talk campaign on Thursday 1 February. 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 as possible talking about mental health and show that talking about this once-taboo...

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...

#LocalCharitiesDay

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...

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.  

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...

Award Winning mental health campaigners inspire The Counselling Foundation’s next generation of counsellors

November 21, 2017 12:32 pm Posted by

The St Albans based charity hosted the event on Friday 17 November, and welcomed staff, trustees and over 100 graduates from The Counselling Foundation’s Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses along with friends and family to celebrate their achievements.    Studying to become a counsellor is an emotional and often reflective journey that takes a minimum of five years to become...