CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

The next course is planned for 2017. The dates are 7th – 9th February, 14th – 16th March, 10th – 12th May and 4th – 6th July. Days 1 & 2 are 09.00 to 18.00 & Day 3 is 09.00 to 16.00. The cost is £995. Please email philippi.g@cwgsy.net for a leaflet

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Spring Newsletter 2016

Counselling: Last year we had 135 new referrals, which is less than in the past. This is partly due to some re-organisation in the Mental Health Services, although we are getting more referrals from GPs and other sources. We continue to have a waiting list, due mainly to a reduction in the number of our counsellors. The number of counselling hours delivered last year was 1200 and number of supervision hours was 136.
Once again, thanks go to our counsellors; Amanda, Annabel, Bebe, Christine, Emma, Jane, Julie E, Liz, Sue and Sarah, Greg and Nigel, and our supervisors; Sarah and Brian who have continued to give their time and skills. Julie E, who left the island in September 2014, is willing and able to counsel via Skype. We welcome Carole who is joining us.

Sad news: Malcolm Worsley, the founder of Philippi Trust died on 22/12/15. His health had not been good for a long time and gradually deteriorated over the year. The Celebration of his life was on 29/1/16 and was attended by about 200 people, including Philippians from Namibia, South Africa, Germany, Ireland and Guernsey.

AGM Tuesday 5th April at 6pm: In the Reading Room at Les Cotils, followed by a meal in the dining room for anyone who would like to join us. Please contact us, so we can make arrangements.

Training courses: Two Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills courses have now been completed. A Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills is planned for April 2016. It is hoped that we can run another Level 2 Course later in the year and the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a recognised qualification, is planned for September. It is a 2-year course with 420 hours of tutor contact time and 120 credits towards entry on to a degree course. All the courses have been re-written and are awarded by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body). This is attracting people who want to enhance the work they already do or are considering a change in career. However, Philippi Guernsey are looking for those with a faith background, who might consider volunteering for us, if they felt a calling to this type of training and work.

Fundraising: Waitrose Community Matters Green token scheme raised £246 at Admiral Park. Thank you to all those who supported us.

CPD (Continuing Professional Development): A programme is being planned, although not as intensive as last year. There are CPD events run by outside organisations, which are available to us.

Philippi Trust International: The Philippi Trust International has been incorporated. The next Philippi Trust International conference will be in Guernsey in November, instead of October 2017.

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Christmas 2015

Counselling: This year we have had 125 new referrals so far, which is less than in the past. This is partly due to some re-organisation in the Mental Health Services, although we are getting more referrals from GPs and other sources. We continue to have a waiting list, due mainly to a reduction in the number of our counsellors.

Once again, thanks go to our counsellors; Amanda, Annabel, Bebe, Beckie, Christine, Emma, Fiona, Jane, Jo, Julie C, Liz, Sue, Zoe and Sarah, Greg and Nigel, and our supervisors; Sarah and Brian who have continued to give their time and skills.
Dilnia and Fiona left the island in May and August respectively. Beckie left in September to start a teacher-training course. Jo has just finished seeing clients for us. We thank all those who have left for all their hard work and wish them well in the future. Julie E, who left the island in September 2014, is willing and able to counsel via Skype. Other counsellors are doing different things.

Training courses: A Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills started in April & continued monthly until July, being 14 days in total, which was a little longer than required, with two Philippi trainers from the UK making 2 visits each. A second Level 2 started in September with 11 students, although 2 were unable to continue after the first part for personal reasons. With no part in December, the course will conclude in January. The course has been delivered 3 days monthly for 4 months, to fulfil the required 90 hours. We hope to run another Level 2 next Spring. A Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills is planned for April 2016, again 3 days monthly for 4 months to give 90 hours. A Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, which gives this recognised qualification, is planned for September. It is a 2-year course with 420 hours of tutor contact time and 120 credits towards entry on to a degree course. All the courses have been re-written and are awarded by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body).

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Spring Newsletter 2015

Counselling: In 2014, our final total of new referrals was 189. The number of counselling hours delivered for the year was just over 1900, nearly 400 more than 2013, and supervision hours delivered were just over 200, a little less than 2013. This year we have had 36 new referrals so far by 3rd week of March. We have a waiting list, which will inevitably continue to grow although a few clients are being allocated to counsellors. The Mental Health Services are very stretched with a 6 month waiting list and we are receiving an increasing number of referrals from them.

Once again, thanks go to our counsellors; Margaret, Amanda, Annabel, Bebe, Carmel, Christine, Dilnia, Emma, Fiona, Jane, Jo, Julie C, Julie E, Liz, Sue, Zoe and Sarah, Colin, Greg and Nigel, and our supervisors; Margaret, Maura, Sarah and Brian who have continued to give their time and skills. Margaret gradually finished with her clients towards the end of the year and she has a couple of supervisees for a while longer. Maura also finished her supervision in February this year. We wish Margaret and Maura a long and peaceful retirement, which they truly deserve.

Colin returned to the UK in June and Julie E went at the end of September. We were joined by Beckie in September and we welcome her. Carmel and Jo are finishing their placements with us and Dilnia leaves the island in May. We thank all those who have left or are leaving us for all their hard work and wish them well in the future.

AGM Wednesday 29th April at 6pm in the Reading Room at Les Cotils.
We will stay for a meal afterwards, so please let us know if you are interested.
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Listening & Responding Day

Please email us if you are interested in attending one of these days. When there are sufficient people, we will arrange the next one.

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Christmas Newsletter 2014

Counselling: This year has been busy throughout and the number of new referrals to date is 172. The Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service continues to be extremely busy and consequently we are getting more referrals. Therefore, understandably, we have a waiting list, although the counsellors are working very hard to keep up with it.

Training courses: We are planning to run a Level 2 Course starting in April with a trainer from the UK. It will be a week in April, a week in May & a Friday and Saturday in June and July to give the contact time of 90 – 100 hours. Please contact us or pass on the information.

Listening and Responding Day: we hope to run another on Saturday 7th February.

BIG Celebration: on June 14th, we had a party at the Hotel Jerbourg on a beautiful sunny day. We were celebrating and awarding the Advanced Counselling Course certificates to the 9 successful Level 4 students, acknowledging Margaret’s retirement and recognizing 10 years since Philippi Guernsey LBG was officially launched. We were privileged to have Malcolm and Jennifer come over to be with us for the weekend.

Margaret has been gradually reducing her workload over the last few months. She was nominated and shortlisted to one of 3, for the Guernsey Community Foundation Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement, which is an accolade. We congratulate Margaret on this achievement and wish her a happy retirement, which gives her the time   to do the things that she would like to do.

Philippi Trust International: a couple of us went to Ireland in October to meet up with members of the Philippi Trust from the UK, Namibia, Germany and the USA. Unfortunately, the representatives from South Africa were unable to get funding in time to come and Malcolm had hoped to join us, but his health did not permit the journey. Skype helped cover the miles. The purpose was to establish a way forward to protect Malcolm’s original vision of the Philippi Trust for the future. There was a real sense of purpose and unity over the weekend. Continue reading

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Spring Newsletter 2014

Counselling: Last year was our busiest year to date and our final number of new referrals was 157, in comparison with 82 in 2012. The service gave over 1500 hours of counselling and 225 hours of supervision in 2013. The Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service continues to be extremely busy, which is why we are getting so many referrals.

We have been particularly busy since last September and have already had 62 new clients this year. Consequently we have a growing waiting list, although the counsellors are working very hard to accommodate this.

Thanks go to our counsellors; Margaret, Amanda, Annabel, Carmel, Christine, Emma, Fiona, Jane, Jo, Julie, Liz, Sue, and Sarah, Colin, Greg, Nigel and Tom and our supervisors; Margaret, Maura, Sarah and Brian, who all continue to give their time and skills. We have just been joined by Dilnia, who has recently come to the island and has nearly completed her level 4 course in the UK. We welcome her.

With so many counsellors, we were in need of more venues in which to see clients. We are appreciative of the use of rooms and facilities at St Andrew’s Church Barn, Les Camps Methodist Church, Trinity Church, The King’s Barn Mission in Rue du Gelee, Bordeaux Mission and Galaad Methodist Church. We have been offered the use of St Matthew’s Church Hall at Le Guet in Castel and a room in the old Rectory at St Pierre du Bois, for which we are thankful and they are now ready and available for use. Continue reading

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Christmas Newsletter 2013

Christmas Newsletter 2013

Dear Friends & Supporters

Counselling: This year has been our busiest for counselling, with 137 referrals so far. The Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service continue to be extremely busy, which is why we are getting a lot more referrals. Thanks go to our counsellors; Margaret, Amanda, Annabel, Carmel, Christine, Emma, Fiona, Jane, Janet, Jo, Julie, Liz, Sue, and Sarah, Colin, Greg, Nigel and Tom and our supervisors; Margaret, Maura Sarah and Brian, who all continue to give their time and skills. We have still been able to allocate clients to counsellors, and are virtually at capacity, so have a short waiting list.

With so many counsellors, we are in need of more venues in which to see clients, so would welcome suggestions from any churches or chapels, which have a spare room available during the week that they might be able to offer us. We are appreciative of the use of rooms and facilities at St Andrew’s Church Barn, Les Camps Methodist Church, Trinity Church, The King’s Barn Mission in Rue du Gelee, Bordeaux Mission and Galaad Methodist Church.

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Spring Newsletter 2013

Dear Friends & Supporters

Counselling: Last year was quieter for counselling, with 82 referrals, in comparison with 97 in 2011 and 122 in 2010. However, around 950 hours of counselling hours were delivered, an increase of 150 hours on 2011. Around 350 hours of supervision were delivered, which has increased considerably, due to the greater number of counsellors. The Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service continue to be extremely busy and we are still getting some new clients from GPs and Adult Mental Health. However, our range of referrals does seem to be coming from a wider source, including our website. Thanks go to our counsellors; Margaret, Amanda, Fiona, Liz, Sue, Christine, Emma, Annabel, Jane, Julie, Janet and Sarah, Colin, Nigel, Tom and Greg and our supervisors; Margaret, Maura and Brian, who all continue to give their time and skills. We have been joined by Carmel and Jo, who, like Greg, are doing a placement with us and we welcome these new counsellors to our team. We have been able to allocate clients to counsellors, without having a waiting list, although that position may change soon.

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Winter Newsletter 2012

Dear Friends & Supporters

Counselling: This year has not been quite such a busy one for counselling, but extremely busy with training. So far we have had 75 new referrals. The Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service continues to take many of the referrals from GPs. Thanks go to our counsellors; Margaret, Amanda, Fiona, Liz, Sue, Christine, Emma, Nigel and Tom, Annabel, Jane and Sarah and our supervisors; Margaret, Maura and Brian, who continue to give their time and skills. Brian, Elizabeth and Janet have been helping with personal therapy for students, together with Felicity and Gillian from outside of Philippi. Helen and Pat have been taking a break for family reasons. During the year we welcomed Colin who trained in Ireland and recently Greg, who is training in London. We have been able to allocate clients to counsellors, without having a waiting list until recently.

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