Dear friends & supporters
Counselling: Last year was a busy one for counselling and training. We had 122 new referrals, just a few less than 2009 and just over 700 sessions of counselling were delivered, 200 less than 2009. Currently there is a 2 – 3 month waiting list of about a dozen people. Thanks go to our counsellors; Margaret, Janet, Amanda, Magdalena, Helen, Liz, Lucy, Pat and Sarah and our supervisors; Margaret, Maura, Jenny and Brian who continue to give their time and skills.
Unfortunately, it has been a difficult year for many of our counsellors. Thankfully, Margaret has recovered well from her two episodes of surgery, which have been successful. Others are or have been unwell or had family concerns. Magdalena expects her first baby soon and we wish her well. We are pleased to welcome Fiona and her family to the island and look forward to Fiona’s participation with us.