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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...

Suicide Prevention – Helping you spot the signs

January 15, 2018 3:10 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation are delighted to support ‘Spot the Signs’ campaign  This is an initiative delivered by Mind in Mid Herts in partnership with Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Hertfordshire Mind Network.   A suicide prevention campaign, helping to remove the stigma of talking openly about suicide, providing training courses and signposting to mental health services across Hertfordshire. Their vision...

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...

New Year’s resolution ideas to enjoy 2018

January 5, 2018 1:47 pm Posted by

We share the many everyday achievable and free New Year’s resolution ideas to help you celebrate and enjoy 2018 from the Mirror Newspaper and The Independent.  Psychologists have found we’re more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals.  There are plenty of  ideas for everyone, many of which will help to promote positive mental health in the process. ...

How to survive January and beat the blues

January 2, 2018 10:58 am Posted by

How can we survive the January blues once the holidays are over and the New Year’s celebrations have finished, the decorations have been packed away and the days are still short, dark and cold.  Many of us will experience feelings of anti-climax after the Christmas festivities – whether it was because you had a great time and now it’s over...

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...

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...