Posts Categorized: Counselling

HOW WE SHOULD THINK about mental health at work

‘The correct way to view mental health is that we all have it and we fluctuate between thriving, struggling and being ill and possibly off work. People with poor mental health including common mental health problems and severe mental illness can be in any of these groups. An individual can have a serious mental health… Read more »

THE VISION on mental health at work for all employers

In 10 years’ time all companies, whatever their size, will be: Equipped with awareness and tools to not only address but prevent mental ill-health caused or worsened by work. Equipped to support individuals with a mental health condition to thrive. Aware of how to get access to timely help to reduce sickness absence caused by… Read more »

Left cold by a long relationship

While men and women lose passion with age, women are often left cold by longer relationships, says a study of British sexual attitudes. The findings, from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles in Britain, are based on the experiences of nearly 5,000 men and 6,700 women. Relate sex therapist Ammanda Major told BBC… Read more »

How to avoid an affair

When people spend lots of time together, they have the chance to really get to know each other. For example, work affairs often start off slowly. Working together in stressful situations can mean bonding over shared goals or through collaborating on projects. What can start off as a platonic friendship or normal working relationship can,… Read more »

The difficult path through grief

Helping a partner who is grieving can be really challenging. Grief can be volatile and unpredictable. Everyone deals with grief differently. Some people might be more communicative, whereas others shut themselves away. It can take a long time to work through, however sometimes people can surprise you and seem to progress much quicker. The nature of… Read more »

Want to train as a couple’s counsellor?

Want to train as a Relate couple’s counsellor? Here’s your chance to undertake the training for FREE. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering two fully-funded training places for the Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling.

How you can help the Armed Forces

Local people will be lining the streets of Bedford to show support for our Armed Forces on ‘Armed Forces Day’ on Sunday June 25. The local Armed Forces Day parade (between 10.30am and 11am) is an opportunity for us to salute Forces’ personnel, their partners and their families, especially at a time of heightened security… Read more »

Free support for relatives and friends of people affected by dementia

This week it’s Dementia Awareness Week. The chances are you’ll know someone living with dementia. The disease affects one in three people over the age of 65 nationwide as well as about 40,000 people who are younger. Early last year Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Council estimated that 5,000 people with dementia live in their… Read more »

Easier way to pay

All clients coming to regular ongoing sessions with counsellors at venues away from our Bedford town centre counselling rooms now make their payments more easily and securely using an online service. Many clients choose to see a counsellor at a community centre or other venue around the county, sometimes nearer their home, rather than travel… Read more »