Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2

Unfortunately, it has not been possible to organise a course for the Spring. However, we are looking to run one in the Autumn and will keep you posted. Meanwhile, look up www.philippitrust.com & www.cpcab.co.uk and email us at philippi.g@cwgsy.net. The cost of this course will be in the region of £950 and last 12 days, probably spread over 4 or 5 months. However, this may change to fit in with existing plans.

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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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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

The current course which started in September will conclude in January. We are looking at dates for a new course in the Spring. Meanwhile, look up www.philippitrust.com and www.cpcab.co.uk. Please note that the cost of courses in Guernsey is higher than in the UK due to bringing trainers over here. Local enquiries can be made by emailing philippi.g@cwgsy.net.

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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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Level 3 April 2016

We plan to run a new Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills course starting in April 2016. The dates are April 12th to 14th, May 10th to 12th, June 14th to 16th and July 5th to 7th. The cost is £900. The minimum requirement of 6 students is needed to run the course. The entry requirement for this course is having completed a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, ideally at least a 75 hour course, on basic listening and responding skills, comprising of practice and theory. Please find more details on www.philippitrust.com, although the cost of courses in Guernsey is higher, due to bringing trainers over from the UK.

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Level 4 September 2016

We are planning to start a new Level 4 course in September 2016, which will run over 2 years and more details will be published as soon as they become available. Meanwhile, please find more general information on www.philippi.com, although note that the cost in Guernsey will be higher due to bringing trainers and speakers over from the UK.

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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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April 2015 Level 2 Counselling Course 90 hours

The course dates are April 20th to 24th, May 18th to 22nd, June 26th & 27th, July 10th & 11th. The approximate cost will be £600. Please email philippi.g@cwgsy.net or call 230745 for the leaflet.

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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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