Counselling: There were 135 new referrals during 2018. Once again, thanks go to our counsellors; Amanda, Annabel, Bebe, Beckie, Carole, Christine, Emma, Helen, Kate, Mandy, Sue, Tracey and Sarah, John and Nigel, and our supervisors; Sarah and Brian who have continued to give their time and skills. Our Diploma trainees were all successful in their exam. Congratulations go to them! It has been a challenging year for some of our counsellors, due to illness and bereavement, which has limited the number of counselling hours we have been able to offer. Beckie left the island in the summer to start her teacher training course and we thank her for her support. We continue to have a waiting list for counselling.
Training courses: The Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies started in April and completed in November. Hopefully, our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling will be able to go ahead next April. 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 are awarded by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). The courses are attracting people, who want to enhance the work they already do or are considering a change in career.
Another Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is starting in January with a good number of students. There is ONE place left. Please check our website www.philippi.org.gg.