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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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New Year Newsletter 2019

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.

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Christmas Newsletter 2017

Counselling: This year we have had 123 new referrals to the end of the first week of December. Once again, thanks go to our counsellors; Amanda, Annabel, Bebe, Beckie, Carole, Christine, Emma, Jane, Sue and Sarah, Greg and Nigel, and our supervisors; Sarah and Brian who have continued to give their time and skills. Greg has decided to retire after working with us for several years. We thank him for all his hard work with clients and wish him well for the future. Helen has returned to the island after training and working in the UK. She has just joined us and we welcome her. Our Diploma trainees have been seeing clients since February, which has made a big difference to our waiting list and our thanks go to them as well; Anne, John, Kate, Mandy and Tracey.

Training courses: We are planning to start a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies in April 2018, which will be a 12 day course run in mainly 2 day modules over 7 months. We will also be looking at how we can run another Level 2. Please check our website www.philippi.org.gg for further information as it becomes available or email us at philippi.g@cwgsy.net. The second year of the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, started in September and will finish in June. 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). This is attracting people, who want to enhance the work they already do or are considering a change in career. However, Philippi Guernsey continue to look for those with a faith background, who might volunteer for us, if they are interested in this type of training and work.

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Spring Newsletter 2017

Counselling: Last year we had 130 new referrals, which is just 5 less than 2015. Just over 900 hours of counselling were delivered and 88 hours of supervision. Our waiting list has decreased for a number of reasons, which is good news for clients. Once again, thanks go to our counsellors; Amanda, Annabel, Bebe, Carole, Christine, Emma, Jane, Sue and Sarah, Greg and Nigel, and our supervisors; Sarah and Brian who have continued to give their time and skills. Beckie rejoined us just before Christmas and we welcome her back.

AGM Tuesday 4th April at 18.15 at Les Cotils: do let us know if you would like to come and join us for a meal afterwards.

Training courses: A Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills course started in February with 9 students. It is a 12 day course run in 3 day modules over 6 months. We are planning to start a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies in February 2018, which will be another 12 day course run in 2 and 3 day modules over 6 months. Please check our website www.philippi.org.gg for further information as it becomes available or email us at philippi.g@cwgsy.net. We will also be looking at how we can run another Level 2.

The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a recognised qualification, started in 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 are awarded by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central 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 continue to look particularly for those with a faith background, who might volunteer for us, if they are interested in this type of training and work.

Philippi Trust International Conference: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November at Les Cotils. We have 3 excellent speakers, Dr Frank Wills, Lindsay Schofield and Dr Pauline Yong, who are each leading a 2 day workshop. Lindsay’s topic “Compassion Fatigue –what is it and how to avoid it” may be of interest not only to therapists, but also pastoral care workers. This is all part of looking after ourselves. Please check our website www.philippi.org.gg for further information as it becomes available or email us at philippi.g@cwgsy.net.

Fundraising: Friends of Philippi Guernsey: Last Christmas, we launched Friends of Philippi Guernsey, as part of our efforts to raise money to fund our on-going training programme. We would be delighted if you could see your way clear to donating a small amount (maybe on an annual basis). If you might like to consider supporting us in this way, please contact us for a membership application form and a blank standing order instruction form. Any donation, however small, will be greatly appreciated. A few people have joined Friends of Philippi Guernsey and we are very grateful for their support.

CPD (Continuing Professional Development): We hope to run some CPD events of our own this year culminating in the conference.

Apologies for Belated Christmas Newsletter

Counselling: So far this year we have had 122 new referrals, which is similar to the same time last year. (November). There is still enormous demand on the Mental Health Services, which is reflected in our referrals. Consequently, we continue to have a waiting list, due to the long-term nature of much of our work and a reduction in the number of our counsellors.

Once again, thanks go to our counsellors; Amanda, Annabel, Bebe, Carole, Christine, Emma, Jane, Liz, Sue and Sarah, Greg and Nigel, and our supervisors; Sarah and Brian who have continued to give their time and skills. Liz has returned to the UK. We miss her and wish her well.

Training courses: The Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies ran from April to July. The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a recognised qualification, started in 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 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 continue to look particularly for those with a faith background, who might volunteer for us, if they are interested in this type of training and work.

A Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills course is planned for February 2017. Please email us at philippi.g@cwgsy.net for an information leaflet.

Friends of Philippi Guernsey: This Christmas, we are launching Friends of Philippi Guernsey, as part of our efforts to raise money to fund our on-going training programme. We would be delighted if you could see your way clear to donating a small amount (maybe on an annual basis). If you might like to consider supporting us in this way, please contact us for a membership application form and a blank standing order instruction form. Any donation, however small, will be greatly appreciated. Continue reading

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.