Saturday, 31 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

The Residential

Level 3 went on a residential week-end AT Colomendy in October.

Activities - hopefully this picture should enlarge when you click on it.

Using skills

Round the campfire

Making a collage

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Level 3 Residential

The Level 3 Residential takes place at the weekend at Kingswood Colomendy.  You can see how the last group enjoyed themselves by going back here and here on this blog but can we warn you again that

Let us keep fingers crossed for pleasant weather for the activities and remember that you have to match the smiling faces of the last group of students so we can post some photos on this blog.

Because there is poor mobile reception you may wish to note that there is a 24 hour emergency number which relatives can contact in case of emergencies -  01352 811000.  (Please don't use this for normal contact with Kingswood which should be done through 0800 655 6564).

The address is  Colomendy Centre for Outdoor Education, Loggerheads, Near Mold, Denbighshire, CH7 5LB

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Diploma Students 2011/13

The 2011/13 Level 4 Diploma course began at the end of September and a special blog has been created for invited persons only (i.e. the students).  It can be accessed by clicking on this link....  LEC Diploma 2011/13

Students who have not received their invitation to access the blog by 9th October 2011 should please contact Jo by text or email.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Gremlins !

Jo's phone has suffered a severe attack of the gremlins and as a result a number of text messages - including enquiries about courses - have disappeared into cyberspace.

Anyone who made enquiries about any of the courses and has not heard please don't hesitate to get in touch again. The new Level 3 starts on Sunday 18th September but new people could be accommodated up to a couple of weeks later if necessary.

The enrolment for the Diploma course starts on 25th September and places are now filled - though again, anyone who made enquiries earlier may still be accommodated if they fulfil the criteria for doing the course.

The next Concepts course begins in October and applicants are welcome.

Monday, 29 August 2011

I see myself..

(Please click to enlarge)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Not all those who wander...

With permission of the Copyright holder - Heather T.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Level 3's Residential

With apologies for taking so long to post it...

Happy at the start...

Happy to push Jo about...

Group activities (click on the picture to enlarge it).

...and still happy!

A helping hand or two.

Making a collage.


Some more relaxing and cooking marshmallows on the camp fire.

But there was plenty of work done.

When one door closes

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Next Courses

The next round of courses will begin in September - Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 (Diploma) in Counselling  Please contact the Centre for details.   There will also be ad hoc workshops and CBT courses, details of which will be put on the website and the blog as they become available.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

The Residential is coming up soon.

 Level 3 students will be attending their first Residential in a couple of weeks- at Kingswood Colomendy near Mold. Quite a few of the students will be re-visiting their childhood memories of Colomendy. It's not all theory and counselling skills - the weekend will include some activities.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Level 3

Our first Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory course has just started and we welcome a new tutor, Stephen Lloyd, who has joined the team.  Really looking forward to working together as a group.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Friday, 25 February 2011


The website is up and running.  Hooray!  Please feel free to visit it at

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

I Open my Eyes

Each morning when

I open my eyes I say to


I, not events,

have the power to make

me happy or unhappy today.

I can choose

which it shall be.

Yesterday is dead,

tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.

I have just one day,


and I'm going to

be happy in it.

Groucho Marx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Counselling Concepts

The first Introduction to Counselling Concepts course, leading to the ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts, finished last night.  Congratulations to all those who took part.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Level 4 Diploma

The Centre has now received approval from ABC for the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  The first course will commence in September 2011 and as places will be limited applicants are invited to contact Jo Edwards as soon as possible.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


The LEC website is nearing completion and should be up and running within the next week.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Course Approval

The courses currently on offer - Level 2 Counselling Concepts and Level 3 Counselling Skills - have received approval from ABC.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

External Moderator

The External Moderator from ABC will be coming to the Centre today in order to assess the Centre's courses for ABC approval to the qualifications.

Monday, 24 January 2011

The bells, the bells!

The bell for room four has been replaced and is working properly again.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Centre Approval

The Centre has received its certificate from ABC.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Introduction to Counselling Concepts Course

The first meeting of the students about to undertake the Introduction to Counselling Concepts Course will be this evening at 6pm.

Saturday, 15 January 2011


Please note the bell for room 4 is temporarily out of order. Those therapists using that room will need to make alternative arrangements with their clients for letting them know when they have arrived. It is hoped the issue will be resolved by Wednesday.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Centre Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that following an inspection in December and the submission of all the formal documentation the Centre has received centre accreditation from ABC.

Saturday, 8 January 2011


Work is proceeding on the Liverpool Empowerment Centre website and it is aimed to have it up and running by mid-February. Any therapists or trainers using the centre who wish to be individually named and to have their details put on the website should please make those details available to Jo in the form of a brief paragraph.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Procedures Document

The procedures document about making the best use of the centre has been completed and is available to all therapists and trainers working here. If you have not received a copy please let Jo know and she will give you one. The sheet covers use of the alarm system, checking in/out, door bell system, waiting room facilities, kitchen, first aid, fire safety, heating, lighting and contacts.

Please note that there is a separate full fire safety procedure available in each room and this should be read by all therapists and trainers using the facilities.