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The Good Grief Festival Returns

Last October, the Good Grief Festival ran for the first time, providing a space for people to come together and have conversations about grief and bereavement, love and loss. Following the success of the festival, which attracted attendees from around the world, the free festival will be returning on the 27th and 28th of March,…

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The Ripple Effect: Reflecting on The Harbour

Our CEO, Sam Thomas, and Chair of Trustees, Philippa Bayley recently took some time to talk about working with The Harbour. Sam has recently announced that he is leaving The Harbour, after over 8 years at the helm, and we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to find out more about what it is…

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Work with us: Chief Executive Officer

We are looking for a dedicated, strategic and compassionate person to join our growing charity as a Chief Executive. This is an exciting opportunity to join our charity as it enters the next phase, developing our specialist, highly-valued service to meet growing needs and working as part of a team dedicated to supporting people facing…

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Singing up a Storm

It was a dark and stormy night… For many years now, a group of carol singers have been delighting the residents of Montpelier, singing every Christmas to raise money for The Harbour. This year was no different, with the group adapting to social distancing measures to ensure that they could still go out and sing….

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Work with us: Counsellor/Psychotherapist

We are looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist to join our team of therapists and be part of a friendly and dynamic therapy service. The Harbour works within a psychodynamic approach and any candidate must have an interest in and experience of working within this approach. Above all, you will want to make a difference…

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Work with us: Senior Therapist

We are looking for an experienced, skilled psychotherapist or counsellor to join our senior clinical team. You will be responsible for delivering sessions to a small case load, as well as assessment appointments, and clinical supervision to therapists and trainees. You will also support the Clinical Lead with aspects of the clinical management of the…

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Newsletter December 2020

Reflecting on 2020 A year of loss and uncertainty Last December, we wrote to you explaining our plans for The Harbour. We celebrated the successes of 2019, and told you about our plans for outreach and expansion during the New Year. We introduced our vision for The Harbour as we looked towards a new decade starting in 2020. Nobody…

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Availability and services over Christmas holiday 2020

The Harbour Counselling Service will closed for Christmas from Thursday 24th December. The service will re-open on Monday 4th January. We will taking a complete break. We will not be checking our telephones or emails, or the website contact form. The Harbour is not a crisis service, so if you feel you are in immediate…

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Organisation Updates: 2020

Table Of ContentsChair of the Board – Philippa BayleyClinical Update – Paul NorthOrganisation Update – Sam Thomas I just want to say thank you so much. It has been life changing counselling to help me overcome the life changing experience of losing my Mum. I feel more in control, I feel like I have learnt…

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Staff changes in 2020

It’s been a busy year, and one where we’ve mostly been at home organising and delivering our service – working together while being apart. We are proud of our staff for their efforts this year, and as we prepare for 2021 it’s time to say goodbye to several members of the team, and to welcome…

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Work with us: Clinical Administrator

Do you have a track record of good administration work?Do you have excellent communications skills?Is your attention to detail strong?Are you able to balance a compassionate approach with the need to maintain professional boundaries with clients and colleagues?Do you want to make a difference to people in Bristol facing death, dying and bereavement? IF YES,…

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Bereavement Group flyers

We are proud to hold Bereavement Groups for people living with Grief. Groups offer you the freedom to communicate your experience honestly and sensitively with others, with a view to processing your experience of loss, change and grief. We have produced some flyers for sharing our Bereavement Group information – and hope that you enjoy…

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