The following newsletters are available in our archive:

  • In our May edition, we have an article on laughter as therapy, we promote two events taking place at The Hope Street Centre, present a case study which describes how The Resilience Programme has kept stress related absence at zero for a second year running for one Cheshire based organisation, and provide information about Cheshire and Warrington Carers' Centre and a meditation group at the Medshed in Sandbach.
  • In our March edition we have articles on Brightstone Clinic's Patient Experience Questionnaire, Celebrating Resilient Friends, Post Natal Illness, Ear Candling, Hypnotherapy for a Busy Mind and information about some local events taking place in the next month.
  • In our New Year edition we look back over a successful 2013, provide information on a series of workshops planned in for this year for Veterans, celebrate Brightstone Clinic's partnership with The LIFT Project and welcome on board Catherine Burbridge - a new therapist at the Centre. We also have an informative article written by Coach Tianne Croshaw about why success won't make you happy, and information about a local project for young men suffering from depression.
  • In our October newsletter we have articles on the evidence base for Humanistic therapies, how herbal medicine can treat eczema, an introduction to Brightstone Talks video series, how stress can result in brilliance, information on writing a great CV and a personal view of psychotherapy.
  • This month we have articles on Ian Brady, resilience, and bereavement. We welcome on board new therapist Adrian Ramkissoon and give details of reduced rate EMDR Supervision.
  • We have a special focus on the work of Brightstone Clinic. We would like to encourage our regular readers to follow Brightstone on Facebook. In this newsletter, we have some strategies for dealing with stress, provided to us by a previous client, and share details of a recent Radio Interview that Jessica Woolliscroft of Brightstone Clinic gave. Also in this edition, we offer a place to The SMILE Group, an organisation set up by two Cheshire parents to offer support with Postnatal Depression.
  • In our March newsletter, we have articles on Counselling Supervision, The Power of Dreams, a testimonial from a previous client and information about a workshop in Chester providing information on Dissociative Identity Disorder. We also help Brightstone Clinic to celebrate a full year since their launch in February 2012.
  • Our first newsletter of 2013 contains articles on Choosing a Therapist, how to select a Role Model, and informative pieces from our Complementary Therapists on the treatment of PMS, High Blood Pressure and IBS.
  • In our December edition, Maurice Tomkinson looks back over a successful year for The Hope Street Centre. We have articles on Mindfulness, Inspiration and Motivation, and Achieving you New Year's Resolutions, as well as information about Yoga teacher training and classes, and a free online webinar on natural cures for winter health problems.
  • In the November edition of our newsletter we have articles on childhood sexual abuse, support for veterans, information which might help individuals to choose the best therapy option for their needs, and a review of a recent Reflexology taster evening at Sandbach RUFC. Also, The Resilience Programme team answer questions on how to stay well at work.
  • We have been offering the organisational Resilience Programme for over a year, and the results achieved in terms of wellbeing have been significant. We are now keen to offer these benefits to smaller organisations and individuals.
  • Our September 2012 issue features articles on offers from Complementary Therapists Caroline Fallon and Fiona Forster for Reflexology and Migraine Awareness Week. There's information about new self development workshops taking place at Reaseheath College, as well as an interview with The Resilience Programme founders Maurice Tomkinson and Tianne Croshaw - who talk about how to manage priorities and expectations. In addition, Ann Webster provides tips for individuals new to the job market after a long period of employment, and Brightstone Clinic thanks Matty Davis for designing their new logo. Finally, SURE in Northwich announces the sad closure of their support group.
  • Our August 2012 edition contains a link to Channel 4's recent documentary about mental health in the workplace, details of a new Personal Development Group taking place at the Centre, an opportunity to have your CV reviewed for free, the effects of Domestic Violence on Children, and an article which describes the characteristics of resilient people. We are also welcoming on board a new contributor - Elaine Michael who writes this month on the relevance of the Person Centred Counselling approach for today's complex lives. Finally, we'd also like to remind you to complete the Breast Cancer Medication survey if you are eligible to do so.
  • The June edition of The Hope Street Centre newsletter features articles on the continuing growth of Brightstone Clinic, a low cost counselling services based at Hope Street. Also included are articles on unemployment,freedom and oppression in therapy, a call to action to request for support in breast cancer medication, details of a concert hosted by Action for Children and information about changes to the Local Involvement Networks (LINKs) in Cheshire.
  • Our May 2012 issue contains articles on Family Mediation, Counselling for Veterans, Writing your CV, dealing with Stress and Mental Heath at Work. Also thanks to Waitrose for their support of the newly-launched Brightstone Clinic, and an appeal for help to find missing runner John Lawton.
  • This edition contains a review of "A Dangerous Method", the newly released film about Freud and Jung, details of a self-hypnosis workshop, articles on meditation and "The Impostor Syndrome". We also give our appreciation to Fragola's for their catering and mark the passing of local mental health activist Margaret Seal.
  • In this special edition of The Hope Street Centre Newsletter, we focus on Brightstone Clinic, an organisation set up to provide low cost counselling to those in the community who would otherwise be unable to access it. Articles include an overview of the Clinic, a description of what to expect when coming for counselling, and a 'Meet the team' article where we look at the skills and experience of one of our Directors Jessica Wooliscroft. We also provide information for counsellors in training, who might be interested in joining us for their training placement.
  • This newsletter contains articles on the launch of Brighstone Clinic, Think yourself Thin workshop and a second article on weight loss, 360 degree feedback, Yoga, and the healing effects of crying.
  • Articles on Achieving your New Year’s Resolutions, the risks of pay day loans, a weight loss workshop, the Bowen Technique, and mastering your inner critic
  • Our November 2011 issue contains articles on Fibromyalgia, a new Autism service, sexuality and protecting the therapeutic space. Julia Swann also answers a question about back pain.
  • Articles on Asperger syndrome. help for trauma, therapy for phobias, alcohol problems and Bach flower remedies
  • Our May 2011 newsletter has articles on EMDR, Carers Week, Stress Mastery Workshop, Reflexology, Listening Skills Workshop, Drinking Within Healthy Limits, and Men's Health.

About us

The Hope Street Centre is an independent centre located in the attractive rural market town of Sandbach in South Cheshire, with easy access to the M6 motorway and the railway network at Crewe.  The centre is readily accessible from the neighbouring towns of Congleton, Alsager, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Crewe, Kidsgrove, Winsford, Northwich, Warrington and Stoke on Trent.

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Our Address: 10 Hope Street, SANDBACH, Cheshire, CW11 1BA
Telephone:      01270 764003 (weekday afternoons only)

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