Spring Newsletter 2019

Counselling:  We had what seemed like quite a slow start to 2019, with only 16 referrals up to mid-February. However, now we are up to 46, with various flurries. Once again, thanks go to our counsellors; Amanda, Annabel, Bebe, 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. It continues to be a challenging time for some of our counsellors, due to illness and bereavement, which is limiting the number of counselling hours we are able to offer. We continue to have a waiting list for counselling.

Training courses: The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is nearly half way through with 12 students and is going extremely well.

The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling started in April with 8 students and two Barnabas trainers coming over from the UK. 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.

Diary Date:  Our AGM is on Tuesday 21st May at 6pm at Les Cotils. Please let us know if you would like to attend and even join us for a meal afterwards.

The next Philippi Trust International Conference is in South Africa in May.

 Continuing Professional Development  (CPD): On Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September, Dr Pauline Yong is leading a workshop on Neuroscience: the 3 Rs of Self.

This 2 day event will look at how Relationship, Regulation and Resilience are the foundations for creativity, learning and growth through the lens of neuroscience. Discover how attachment in relationships impact the way we regulate emotions, through understanding the brain and body’s reactions for survival and protection.

We will look at how we can develop resources to rewire learned patterns of coping, which will increase our resilience and adaptability to an increasingly complex and changing world.

On Saturday 19th October, Wendy Haslam will lead a workshop on Domestic Abuse.

Fundraising: Friends of Philippi Guernsey:  If you would like to know more, please contact us for a membership application form and a blank standing order instruction form. Any donation, however small, will be greatly appreciated.

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