Team Building Days

We offer a team-building day within our studios and can offer 'write a song and record it in a day' amongst other experiences.

Please contact us to discuss the possibility of a bespoke package to suit your organisation.

Prices start from only £400 for a full day experience.

‘Picture of headphones and studio space’

Why not create a masterpiece in our studio to take back and share with colleagues?

With support, collaboratively pull together to write a song and record it in a day with the support of our professional staff and recording studio.

Art pic

If recording a song isn’t capturing your imagination, then why not try out an Art Package?

Create a collaborative piece of art for your place of work. Or enjoy workshops to explore how art can push boundaries and encourage teamwork and risk taking in a safe enjoyable environment.

Prices start at only £200 for a half day experience.

Counselling Services

Counselling Services

At least one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life

We offer counselling support for your business to help and improve the mental health of your staff team.

IPSUM recognises that there is a growing need for face to face counselling provision and is in a position to offer affordable, bespoke packages to businesses.

We have a team of counsellors and psychotherapists who provide counselling to suit the individuals needs either on a one to one basis or as couples. Our team of wellbeing coordinators are able to help to put issues into perspective and develop coping strategies.

  • IPSUM is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all of our Counsellors work to the BACP Code of Ethics and Conduct.
  • IPSUM is also registered with the Counselling Directory. www.counselling-directory.org.uk
  • Our Relationship Counsellors are qualified and have trained with the Couples Counselling Network.
  • Our team of therapists have a wide range of therapeutic skills to support the counselling relationship.

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Business Training & Development

Business Training & Development

As an organisation we have staff with many years’ experience in delivering workshops and trainings for organisations.

  • Assertiveness
  • Stress and Anxiety  
  • Anger Management
  • Relaxation and Mindfulness
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Team building
  • Group dynamics
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Understanding Self-harm
  • Mental health certificate

27,600 people in Swindon have a Common Mental Health problem.

There are 700 Admissions a year in Swindon for self-harm, this is higher than the national average.

Ipsum Shop

Art For Sale

Support Ipsum by buying one of our amazing prints donated by the service user who created the original image.

Janes cow
Janes cow
Jasons calf
Jasons calf
Hare caroline
Hare caroline

Our service users use the art room to increase their mental health and wellbeing and along the way create some fantastic art! 

As an independent charity we have to find ways to support ourselves and all monies raised from the sale of prints go directly into supporting Ipsum.

Go to our online shop at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/IpsumCreations

We also have art displayed and for sale at Baristocats in Commercial Road, The Gateway Furniture Shop in Swindon Center and at The Three Trees Cafe, Chiseldon.

 

 

More images are available if you visit the IpsumCreations page on Etsy, including some amazing pencil drawings of well known Swindon Landmarks

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Creative Writing As Therapeutic Support

 

Creative writing is a fun and therapeutic way to manage your inner thoughts and feelings.

It can:

  • relieve stress 
  • build self confidence
  • allow your free creative self to safely explore through the written word
  • create a sense of achievement and artistic expression
  • teach you a new skill that enables you to express yourself

Our creative writing facilitator will support you to find and release the creative author we all have inside us.

You will be encouraged to work both independantly and as part of a small group.

You will have the opportunity to take your work and set it to music or connect with creative art.

 

Reserve a place on each workshop in advance by contacting us

Training

Professional Training & Development

 

Continuing Professional Development

 

IPSUM is developing a range of courses available to counsellors for CPD. 

In line with feedback from our placement provision training we have devised a comprehensive interactive training course to enhance awareness of the potential issues that may arise as your counselling journey develops. 

Please contact us for more information and dates of future courses. 

THE NEXT COURSE WILL BE Autumn 2019 CPD IN 'MANAGING RISK SITUATIONS' email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information or to enrol. 

SPACES ARE LIMITED AND FILL UP QUICKLY !
 

Placement Provision

 

We work alongside many of the colleges and universities in the area as a placement provider for level 4/5 courses as well as postgraduate.

 

Business Training & Development

 

As an organisation we have staff with many years’ experience in delivering workshops and trainings for organisations in:

  • Assertiveness
  • Stress and Anxiety  
  • Anger Management
  • Relaxation and Mindfulness
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Team building
  • Group dynamics
  • Challenging behaviours
 

Team Building Experiences

 

We offer teambuilding days within our studios and can offer 'write a song and record it in a day' amongst other experiences.  Please contact us to discuss the possibility of a bespoke package to suit your organisation.

 

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and for further information

Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies

Counselling and courses to support your wellbeing

 

 

 

 

We recognise that everyone is an individual with different needs

 

Every one of our Clients has an initial personal, confidential assessment 

 

IPSUM recognises that there is a growing need for long-term counselling and has worked hard to be in a position to offer this should it be required.

We have a team of counsellors and psychotherapists who provide counselling to suit the individuals needs either on a one to one basis or as couples. 

Our unique and hollistic approach allows for counselling to be a part of a larger care plan or as a individual intervention. It is this integrated approach unique to IPSUM that proves so effective and supportive for our clients.

  • IPSUM is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all of our Counsellors work to the BACP Code of Ethics and Conduct.
  • IPSUM is also registered with the Counselling Directory. www.counselling-directory.org.uk
  • Our Relationship Counsellors are qualified and have trained with the Couples Counselling Network.
  • Our team of therapists have a wide range of therepeutic skills to support the counselling relationship. 
 

IPSUM has a team of wellbeing coordinators who are able to help to put issues into perspective and develop coping strategies.

 

Mindfulness & Meditation

 

We are also pleased to offer a range of holistic meditation and mindfulness courses that run throughout the year.  

Our mindfulness programme has been designed with the aim of helping to alleviate feelings of stress and enhance quality of life.

If you are interested in becoming involved then please contact us for more details.  Our regular monthly newsletter will also advertise upcoming courses.

 

Ground Café

 

Our service users have the opportunity to meet and socialise at our Ground Café every Wednesday lunchtime between 12.00 and 14.00. This creates a social space for those who wish to engage in a lighthearted chat with refreshments.

 

Stressbusters

 

We have a music programme which we have taken into schools in Swindon to address the stress some students experience around exams. 

These sessions are enormous fun, highly participative and require no musical training or expertise.

Please contact the team if you are a school or college interested in our stressbusting sessions.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to explore any of our Talking Therapies further.

 
Basement 13 Music Studio

Basement 13 Music Studio

 

Therapeutic Music Programmes

 

Music gives people a voice when words fail them.

 

Our professional studios offer music tuition, music theory, digital audio workshops, recording techniques and the opportunity to work with our music therapist. 

Basement 13 Studio

 

Make and learn music in a safe, supportive professional environment; one to one or as part of a group.

Record your own tracks or the music of others and create your own recording.

Absolutely no experience or musical background is necessary you will be guided, supported and encouraged throughout each activity - within a safe space - working with a professional music tutor.

Many of our service users have reported an increase in their self-esteem and confidence. The new skills and confidence gained through our music programmes have led to new opportunities that previously wouldnt have been thought possible.

 

Music Therapy

 

We count ourselves fortunate in having on our team one of the UK's leading qualified Music Therapists, Bob Heath.  

Bob Health is a world renowned music therapist, supervisor, professional trainer, lecturer, song writer and workshop leader.

Music Therapy can help to:

  • Improve self-expression and communication
  • Improve and allow healing
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • help reduce symptoms of psychological disorders

 

Music Production - DJ-ing - Mixing

 

Make computer-based music with an intuitive, powerful Digital Audio Workstation. Our primary tool is the Studio One production programme because it is easy to use, quick to learn and has great workflow for fast and easy music production; alongside that we use other computer-based production programmes such as Melodyne

Work with a Producer/Tutor with over 10 years’ experience in:

  • Teaching Basic to Professional level operations in Studio One and other computer-based music production programmes
  • Creating new songs and projects
  • Adding instruments, loops and effects
  • Recording tracks: yours, and other artists
  • Dj-ing, mixing and remixing
  • Editing midi and audio
  • Electronic music.
  • Mixing and mastering.
  • Distributing your music online.

We run sessions in our Basement 13 Studio and have started an Outreach Programme which sees us taking the programme into the community in schools.

 

To find out more, or to book a session with our Music Tutors or Therapists contact us.

 

Sound Of IPSUM

 

Sound Of IPSUM is a weekly workshop facilitated by the IPSUM music team for service users to plan and produce a radio show with original content including interviews with guest speakers.  

Our radio programme also allows a platform for the music created in the studio to be shared 'on the air' if the artist would like this.  Poetry and Creative writing can also be recorded and shared as part of the monthly broadcast.

Every month the group delivers an hour-long programme called The Art & Soul Show, broadcast on Swindon 105.5 FM on the first Tuesday of the month at 10am.

Contact us if you would like to know more about becoming involved.

Catch up with previous shows on our YouTube channel 

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

The New View Art Room is an artist led studio offering workshops for those in need of support to improve their mental health, build confidence, learn new skills, have fun and take time to relax

Absolutely no experience or artistic background is necessary – we will guide and encourage you throughout each activity


IPSUM is fortunate to have a team of wonderful artists with many different skills who offer a wide programme of activities.

We run  Workshops in:

  • Drawing
  • Painting - in a variety of styles and media
  • Textiles
  • Printmaking
  • Clay work
  • Animation

Engaging in Arts and Crafts can be a creative way of expressing yourself whilst learning new skills.

You have the benefit of working with a diverse group of people, along with the opportunity to socialise and make friends and develop your communication skills.

We currently run workshops Monday to Friday with morning workshops at 10am to 12.30pm then afternoon sessions 1.30pm to 4pm.

 

We also have many exhibitions to showcase the arts and crafts created within the IPSUM Art Room.  Check out our prints for sale on etsy athttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/IpsumCreations?ref=search_shop_redirect 

Reserve your place on one of our workshops in advance by contacting us