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

November 16, 2017 2:15 pm Posted by

Local fitness and wellbeing coach is inspired to run the London Marathon in 2018 on behalf of the local counselling charity who helped him with his mental health over five years ago. Barrie Johnston, who became a personal trainer 10 years ago, discovered The Counselling Foundation after researching local counselling services when he realised he was using up his own...

Start the New Year with new confidence with The Counselling Foundation

November 16, 2017 10:17 am Posted by

A course to boost social confidence will be launched in the New Year by The Counselling Foundation with the support of St Albans City and District Council. Helping those struggling with anxiety to overcome their fears, the Saturday morning funded course is a perfect solution and is particularly relevant at this time of year with the many festive and New...

Counselling service marks World Mental Health Day offers tea & talk to promote positive mental health in the workplace

October 12, 2017 11:36 am Posted by

The Counselling Foundation held a Tea and Talk event at the Hatfield Galleria, offering local residents free tea and biscuits to highlight the value of having positive mental health conversations in the workplace. According to the national mental health charity, Mind 1 in 5 people take a day off work recovering from workplace stress. Along with national charity Heads Together, local charity...

Counselling charity chosen for the 2017/18 Broxbourne East Herts Dragons Apprentice Challenge

October 5, 2017 2:46 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation has been named as one of the charities who will benefit from the fifth Broxbourne and East Herts Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge The 2017/18 launch took place on 2 October and is the ​fifth ​and biggest year ​​for the organisers CVS for Broxbourne & East Herts.  This year the Foundation have been teamed with an apprentice group from Robert Barclay...

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...

Local dad runs Half Marathon to raise funds for Bedford counselling centre

July 11, 2017 12:59 pm Posted by

Dad of one, Gareth Draper is set to run in the first Bedford Half Marathon on 2 September to raise funds for the Counselling Foundation’s affordable counselling service. Gareth who is about to be a father for the second time is backing The Counselling Foundation’s Bedford Centre which at present is helping about 50 people deal with their mental health issues ranging from anxiety, depression,...

Church Strawberry Fayre raises £1,139 for mental health charity

June 27, 2017 1:42 pm Posted by

Christ Church Little Heath, donated the entire proceeds from it’s annual Strawberry Fayre event to local charity, The Counselling Foundation. The donation from the event amounted to an amazing £1,139 which will go towards funding counselling sessions to improve mental health and wellbeing in the Broxbourne area. The Foundation staff would like to express their gratitude to everyone who helped...

St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017| Community Champion Finalist

June 22, 2017 1:46 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation are honoured to be one of five finalists in the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017 in the Community Champion category. They will attend a gala dinner at Club Batchwood on 28th September 2017 and will celebrate with over 200 people from the local business community who are all to take part in the 9th St...

SME Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2017

June 16, 2017 1:15 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation are delighted to share more award news and announce that they have also been successful in reaching the finals of the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards in the ‘Not for Profit Business of the Year’ category. They will celebrate and meet other finalists at an awards evening which takes place on 26th July at the Watford Colosseum.