Spring Newsletter 2013

Dear Friends & Supporters

Counselling: Last year was quieter for counselling, with 82 referrals, in comparison with 97 in 2011 and 122 in 2010. However, around 950 hours of counselling hours were delivered, an increase of 150 hours on 2011. Around 350 hours of supervision were delivered, which has increased considerably, due to the greater number of counsellors. The Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service continue to be extremely busy and we are still getting some new clients from GPs and Adult Mental Health. However, our range of referrals does seem to be coming from a wider source, including our website. Thanks go to our counsellors; Margaret, Amanda, Fiona, Liz, Sue, Christine, Emma, Annabel, Jane, Julie, Janet and Sarah, Colin, Nigel, Tom and Greg and our supervisors; Margaret, Maura and Brian, who all continue to give their time and skills. We have been joined by Carmel and Jo, who, like Greg, are doing a placement with us and we welcome these new counsellors to our team. We have been able to allocate clients to counsellors, without having a waiting list, although that position may change soon.

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Spring Newsletter 2012

Dear Friends & Supporters

Counselling: Last year was a busy one for counselling and training. We had 97 new referrals, compared with 122 in 2010. Just over 800 hundred hours of counselling were delivered to new and returning clients. Some of them have been coming for a few years, due to their severe damage. The introduction of the Primary Care Service in September has reduced our referrals from GPs in the last four months. There were also 158 hours of supervision delivered during the year, the lion share having been done by Margaret. This highlights the need for more supervisors to be trained, especially as Margaret & Maura have a full workload and hope to be retiring before too long.

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Autumn Newsletter 2011

Dear Friends & Supporters

Counselling: This year is continuing to be a busy one for counselling and training. We have had 80 new referrals so far, compared with 98 at this time last year.  At present, there is a short waiting list of about 6 people. Thanks go to our counsellors; Margaret, Amanda, Fiona, Helen, Janet, Liz, Pat and Sarah and our supervisors; Margaret, Maura and Brian, who continue to give their time and skills.

Some of our counsellors have had their own challenges of illness, work issues and moving house to overcome. Sue, who had answered our designated telephone line since the beginning of Philippi Guernsey, has decided to relinquish it after 7 years of dedicated service. We appreciate and thank Sue for her valuable contribution over the years and extend her our best wishes for the future. The telephone line will now be answered by the manager.

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