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Study tips for training to be a counsellor

Training to be a counsellor can be both challenging and rewarding and you’ll find yourself going through highs and lows along the way. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself throughout your journey. At the start of the new academic year, we’re sharing some of our top study tips with you.

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Returning to school

The start of a new academic year can come with mixed feelings. Whilst some young people will be feeling excited about seeing friends again, or getting back to learning, others will be feeling a sense of impending dread about returning to school.

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Youth Mental Health Day

Working with young people is an area that is close to our hearts at Mindspace. On September 19 we are celebrating Youth Mental Health Day.

Did you know that today, one in six 7–16-year-olds have a diagnosable mental health disorder? This is a rise from one in ten in 2004 and one in nine in 2012. Common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are also increasing amongst 16–24-year-olds, with 19% reporting to have experienced them in 2014, compared to 15% in 1993.

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Training to be a counsellor

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of other people? Do you want to help people achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves? If the answer to these questions is yes, you may already have considered a career in counselling.

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Congratulations to our Mindspace trainee counsellors

Congratulations and a huge thank you to several trainee counsellors who leave us next month having completed their core training. As a dedicated counselling training college, we regularly host trainee counsellors within our community counselling agency who are in the process of completing their final year of training.

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Free counselling for jobseekers

The Workshop provides job seeking advice and career and development support to people aged 18 and over living the Surrey Heath area. Since the launch of our partnership with The Workshop in May, three counsellors from the Mindspace team are now providing regular free counselling to jobseekers in the area. We caught up with The Workshop to find out more about the new partnership and the importance of providing free counselling to jobseekers.

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Overcoming anxiety

One of our Mindspace counsellors, Joanne, shares her experience of supporting Sarah who sought help to cope with her debilitating anxiety. Both Sarah and Joanne’s names have been changed to protect their privacy.

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Stress and young people

Exam season can be a particularly stressful time for young people. What can we do to support ourselves when things become too much?

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Qualify as a counsellor

Would you like to practice as a counsellor, either within a counselling organisation or as an independent counsellor with your own practice? We have a few last remaining places on our part-time Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People, beginning in September this year.

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Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness Week (12-18 June) is organised by the Marmalade Trust, the UK’s leading loneliness charity, and is dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness. Will you join us this Loneliness Awareness by starting a conversation with someone you know about when you’ve felt lonely yourself? Together, we can break the stigma.

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