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Student UpdateJuly 2014 No. 22

It's hard to believe that another academic year is drawing to a close. We hope it's been a good one for you.

Here at CPCAB in spite of the usual challenges from regulations, funding arrangements etc (not to mention an exciting re-branding exercise!) it feels as though we've had an unusually stable year and we hope it's been the same for you and that you've enjoyed your training with your CPCAB centre.

We wish you all a happy, healthy and restful summer break and send best wishes for any future training you may undertake.

Cardiff and Vale College: Open University Foundation Degree graduates

We're very pleased to be able to share this photograph of proud CAVC students.

Their tutor Jane tells us that

“the first cohort to successfully achieve the Foundation Degree in Counselling attended the Open University Graduation Ceremony in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 3rd May 2014. The FD in Counselling is a demanding three year part time programme that includes a counselling placement, supervision, personal therapy and distance learning as well as weekly lessons and weekend day schools. All graduates showed the utmost commitment to achieving their goal, and I am delighted to have been able to join them in their celebrations.

All graduates continue to work in the counselling profession in a range of settings from family support, housing support, cancer support, in paid employment, in private practice as well as volunteering; two graduates are currently teaching counselling. I wish them every success in their future careers.”

Congratulations, all! And many thanks to Jane for sharing the photograph.

Humour - CPCABees

Client lying on couch: “I could kill for a cup of coffee right now.” Therapist scribbles note: “Client has latte homicidal tendencies.”

Plus a rather sweet little true tale ... a swarm of bees recently took up residence in our chimney stack here at CPCAB Towers. Following advice, a ‘baiting hive’ - containing some honey - was set up outside in the hope of tempting the bees out of the chimney. It worked! The swarm reacted almost immediately to the arrival of this new des-res by leaving the chimney stack and making a bee line for the hive.

The hive and its new residents - who are now called CPCABees - have been moved to a safe site just a short distance away and we hope they will pay us a visit now and again!