PRESS RELEASE3 COUNTIES COUNSELLING SERVICE RELAUNCHES WEBSITE WITH 'A LA CARTE' DESIGN
May 19, 2011
– For Immediate Release –
Griffen Mill Pixel Factory and 3 Counties Counselling Service are pleased to announce the relaunch of www.3ccs.org. 3 Counties Counselling Service is a client of the WebHealer website service, and the website redesign, completed on May 19, 2011 was carried out by Amanda, a member of Griffen Mill Pixel Factory using their innovative A La Carte design offering. The A La Carte service was devised with website partner WebHealer as a unique approach to affordable website design for the therapist and healthcare marketplace.
Amanda of Griffen Mill said "In my initial consultation with Peter Eldridge it became clear that I needed to create something which had a very individual style to it, something with personality. Strong photography is a key feature of the A La Carte service we developed with WebHealer, and the client asked us to create initial options based on seashore, general nature and water images. In terms of shape, the look we settled on was to be more flowing and curvy, rather than structured, linear or boxy. As for colour, Peter Eldridge requested Ivory, Indigo, Lavender, Purple (splash only) and the Light Green used in www.fht.org.uk. Finally there was a specific request: Five experienced, professional, ethical, non-judgmental, empathic, genuine counsellors. Group private practice. Welcoming clients: individuals, couples, youths. Respectful, accepting, accomodating, confidential. Diverse. Unique. Supervision.".
Key Features of the A La Carte service
- Common design platform to enable low cost development, yet still ensuring the uniqueness of every resulting design
- For clients without distinctive logos, the designs feature strong photographic imagery evoking an emotive reaction
- Sophisticated colour palette technology creates house colour scheme for professional ongoing content management
- Rapid development cycle
Although most projects are quick, fine tuning can extend the project, which in this case begain with a consultation on March 2, 2011, and concluded with client sign off 78 later, after two rounds of feedback. Peter Eldridge at 3 Counties Counselling Service said "Thank you, Amanda. With five views to solicit each time you contacted me it has taken an inordinately long time to get agreement, but we got there, and I'm pleased with the design I've just updated as my colleagues wished. Thank you for your patience. I'm afraid I've moved to a brighter sub-heading blue (before finding out about 'paragraph headings' which would have simplified that job!) and I will eventually change the link colour from the green it is now (as it doesn't contrast enough with the background) when that feature becomes available after the pilot phase. But, overall,I think you've managed to please most of the five of us most of the time (no small feat) and I think the site is a very big improvement on the old one. So thanks again, from us all, especially for doing it at no additional cost! Kind regards, Peter Eldridge".
To find out more about Griffen Mill Pixel Factory visit www.griffenmill.com or call 0870 757 9878
For more information about 3 Counties Counselling Service , contact Peter Eldridge. Telephone: 07802 177642. Email www.3ccs.org/contactform. Website: www.3ccs.org
Notes to editors
Client business summary: 3 Counties Counselling Service.
Extended client description: Counsellor offering counselling and psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples, covering Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. Counsellor services covering Farnborough, Yateley, and Fleet in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey.
Client areas of specialism: psychotherapy berkshire, counselling surrey, counsellor hampshire
About Griffen Mill: A collective of designers with skills ranging from traditional print and graphic design through to web and multimedia as well as web coding. Griffen Mill Pixel Factory is the only approved design partner of PHD Interactive Ltd (WebHealer parent company) for bespoke design of client websites, and all projects follow a quality assurance programme overseen by PHD Interactive. A La Carte is a specialised service created by Griffen Mill for professional therapists, and is only available to clients of the WebHealer service.
Note: On April 18th 2013, Griffen Mill announced that their A La Carte design team had completed its 500th A la Carte Website design. See the joint WebHealer / Griffen Mill Press Release for more details