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“I Felt a Great Freedom to Explore the Territory of my Grief”

A former client, Tom, shares his experience about his time with The Harbour. “Let me be clear at the offset that what I write takes as its starting point the skill, professionalism and humanity of the organisation as I experienced it, and more immediately the therapist I was allocated to work with. He and they…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Connecting With Nature This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is nature, exploring the benefits of connecting with nature for our mental health. Research has shown that nature can have a positive impact on some mental health problems and, according to the Mental Health Foundation, 45% of people surveyed reported that…

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Work With Us: Couple and Individual Counsellor/ Psychotherapist

The Harbour is a local charity which supports people facing death, dying and bereavement. We are looking for a couple 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…

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Work With Us: Fundraising Officer (Grantmaking Trusts)

We are looking for an experienced trusts fundraiser to join our dedicated team. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and proactive trusts fundraiser to work within a small, friendly and dynamic charity that makes a genuine difference to thousands of people in Bristol each year. The role will involve the strategic development of…

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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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