Month: August 2015 (page 2 of 2)

Chrysalis Courses Featured in City AM

Karen Ferguson, head of hypnotherapy at Chrysalis courses offered by Chrysalis Not For Profit, recently wrote an editorial for City A.M. She argued that successful people do stupid things because they’re desperate for stress relief.

Successful people do stupid things

Lord Sewel recently resigned from the House of Lords after reports surfaced indicating that he allegedly took cocaine. This caused Karen to wonder why people who have been as successful as Lord Sewell engage in stupid, even life threatening, activities.

Lord Sewel is one of many successful people who’ve hit the headlines in recent years for doing stupid things. Karen suggested that these people aren’t intentionally setting out to ruin their reputations, rather their actions are determined by something more powerful, something over which they have little control; the human subconscious. Continue reading

Chrysalis Courses Student review

At Chrysalis we love when a student review comes in. We want to know what people are enjoying on the course and also if there way in which we can improve.

We had this lovely review through from a Student called Kim that we wanted to share with you:

I have been very impressed with the Chrysalis Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  Having read through all the reviews I could find on various Counselling courses, ultimately I crossed my fingers and decided to go with Chrysalis and can honestly say I have no regrets whatsoever.

I initially trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and found it limiting because I knew I would need a lot more in my “toolbox” to be in a position to work to the best of my ability.  The structured theory essays are an excellent tool towards understanding the human mind and the class practice groups, role-play and debate which take place, as part of the lectures, have helped me enormously – especially when it came to securing and succeeding in my external placement.

Whilst I now have supervision in my Placement, my Chrysalis lecturer is a highly skilled and highly experienced Psychotherapist who has further guided me to think more deeply about different presenting issues.  It has been very useful to have input from two experienced counsellors. I am now continuing on to the next level (Prof.Dip Psy C) and I can confirm that I am now able to apply for student membership to the BACP!  It is also true that it is a requirement to become a member of the National Counselling Society and to eventually take out professional indemnity insurance – just like any other professional e.g. an Architect.

Chrysalis have opened up a whole new world of learning and interest, as well as a new career for me and I have now also experienced the privilege of sitting with people in counselling.  I have made some lovely friends in the Chrysalis group, we have connected on facebook and we meet once a month for our homework practice group which is a sociable, learning evening.  I can honestly say that, in more ways than one, this has been a positive, life changing journey for me.

When reviews like this drop into our inbox we are so happy that the course has helped a student follow their career goals and progress.

Well done Kim.


Report Sheds Light on Male Mental Health Issues

A new report has shown Chrysalis Not For Profit that the suicide rate for male mental health patients in the UK has risen significantly within the past ten years.

Male mental health

Data gathered by the Men’s Mental Health Forum shows that 12.5% of men in the UK have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. These statistics also indicate that as of July 2014, 75% of suicides in the UK are committed by men. Continue reading

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