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Posted in General by Catherine Cowie

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A PCT Scotland member got in touch to warn other members about inappropriate phone calls to counsellors, the member herself having been the recipient of one of these calls:

"Unfortunately there is a man leaving voicemail messages on counsellor and psychotherapist’s phones, complaining about the existence of private therapy and making threats. Please advise our members that if they receive one of these messages the advice is to save the message and contact the police."

Posted in General by Mairi McMenamin

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An attractive and affordable counselling room to rent in the West End of Glasgow. Located in Kelvingrove Street G3 with low cost on-street parking. The room can be rented fully furnished or unfurnished, and can be suitable for other uses. This may suit somebody just starting up in practice or equally someone looking to reduce their hours. Flexible terms available, open to discussion on mix of days or hours.

Call to discuss. Mairi on Mobile:07841419751

Posted in General by Orly Koppel

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Thanks to our members' generosity, I have a number of counselling books available to give away. These are listed below. If you would like to take any of these, please get in touch and I can arrange for you to pick them up in Glasgow city centre or my house, whichever suits you best. First come, first served...

Step into Study Counselling, First Steps in Counselling, Next Steps in Counselling (P.Sanders) - several copies of each

Women Writing in the Person Centred Approach (Irene Fairhurst)

Supervision in the Helping Professions (Hawkins and Shohet)
Supervising the Counsellor (Page & Wosket)

Person Centred Counselling in Action (Mearns & Thorne) 3 copies

Love's Executioner (I. Yalom)

Therapeutic Use of Self (Wosket)

Dibs (Axline)

Theory & Practice of Counseling/Psychotherapy (Corey)

Theory & Practice of Counselling (Nelson-Jones)

Counselling Couples and Families (O'Leary)

A Practical Approach to Counselling, Counselling Skills, Counselling Skills and Theory (Hough)

NVQ/SVQ Counselling Workbook (Bayliss)

Posted in Jobs by Catherine Cowie

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A vacancy has arisen at the University o Aberdeen for a Teaching Fellow/Lecturer in Counselling. Follow the given link for full details and instructions on how to apply.

EDU020A - Ref:1419126
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: 21 Jul 2014
University Grade Structure: Grade 6/7
Salary: From £30,728 to £45,053

Job Summary:
The School of Education is seeking a Lecturer or Teaching Fellow in Counselling. This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead in the delivery and development of the well-established post- graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at Aberdeen, training that is professionally validated by COSCA. Whilst the preference is for full-time, part-time will also be considered.
The post-holder will lead our Masters Level Programme in Counselling. This is currently a two year part-time Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and an additional Masters year (by supervised dissertation or work based project). The role involves leading the academic direction and development of the programme (including academic and professional validation); teaching and managing the programme; and overseeing external placement and supervision arrangements for trainees. The role will also involve building links with, and contributing to other programmes and CPD provision which include aspects of counselling.
An appointment as a Lecturer also includes a commitment to engage in research and to publish in suitable international journals.

It is the policy of the University, in line with the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003, to carry out Disclosure Scotland checks on all staff. Any offer of employment will be conditional on the completion of a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland check and employment will not commence until such a check has been satisfactorily completed.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Do Coyle (tel: 01224 274692 or e-mail


Online application forms and further information is available at

Posted in PCT Scotland by Catherine Cowie

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Please volunteer an hour or two hours of your time on Tuesday 5th August to be on our publicity stand at the University of Strathclyde Counselling Unit 'Agencies Market Day.' This is an annual event where counselling diploma students are matched to potential counselling placement providers. PCT Scotland would like to have a presence at this event, simply to raise awareness of our existence and to encourage new membership, and we need about 6-8 volunteers to each do a one to two hour stint during the day. The event runs from 10am to 2pm, with minimal setting up and clearing up too.

Please send an e-mail to, giving your phone number and details of any time slots that you can/cannot do. Many thanks.

Posted in Jobs by Maggie White

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Reports To Head of School Grade: 8/9
Salary Range: £37,756 - £53,765 Contract Type: Open Contract
FTE: Full time Closing Date Sunday, 29 June 2014
Job Advert
The School of Psychological Sciences and Health is seeking to appoint a new team member to contribute to the Counselling Unit’s research and teaching of established teaching programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Post Graduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc levels. The post will also involve leadership and development of the Masters phase of the teaching programme and supervision of MSc and PhD. students.
The ideal candidate will have a growing track record in high quality research publications and have background in both teaching and clinical practice in Person-Centred/Experiential Psychotherapy.
Depending on qualifications and experience, an appointment will be made up to the level of Senior Lecturer. Please state on your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.
Job Description: Lecturer
Brief Outline of Job:
To design and deliver a range of teaching materials in counselling and psychotherapy and undertake related student assessment activities; to undertake research supervision of MSc and PhD students; to collaborate with colleagues on course development and curriculum changes; and to carry out administrative tasks assigned by the Head of School.
To conduct and publish counselling and psychotherapy research, grant proposals and direct the MSc phase of the training.
Main Activities/Responsibilities:
1. Design and deliver a range of teaching materials at postgraduate level, including contribution to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports a research-informed approach to student learning.
2. Undertake student assessment activities, including the provision of appropriate feedback to students.
3. Supervise students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance.
4. Carry out Course/ School administrative functions, for example through acting as MSc course leader.
5. Develop and support research students at MSc and PhD levels.
6. Conduct substantial research in the field of counselling & psychotherapy; publish output in high impact journals

Posted in Notices by Melitta Bosworth

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4 part course
in using art therapeutically- presented from a person-centered perspective

Part 1 Fri 31st Oct – Sun 2nd Nov 2014
Part 2 Fri 12th Dec – Sun 14th Dec 2014
Part 3 Fri 23rd Jan – Sun 25th Jan 2015
Part 4 Fri 20th Mar - Sun 22nd Mar 2015

booking 3 months in advance

Please initially request
an Application Form:
or 01738 583 238

Cost £960
Full Board & includes all art materials. Fees can be paid in installments.

When booking, please send a non-refundable deposit of £125 to:
The Bield at Blackruthven Tibbermore, PERTH PH1 1PY

Throughout this experiential course we provide exercises with art materials for individuals and groups.
You are encouraged to reflect on and journal about these experiences.

During the course you will develop the skills required to work with others by expressing yourself through creating images and working with your peer group to verbalise this experience. Learning to accompany others as they explore their own creative expressions is a strong focus.
This is designed as a skills development course and would be suitable for individuals who are working in a counselling, pastoral or care setting.

You can access more information from the website & also download the flier from there.

Posted in Notices by Morna Rutherford

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Now in our nineteenth year of offering training, Advanced Professional Training is delighted to join our modular MSc programme within the Counselling Unit, University of Strathclyde. This means that it may be possible to gain academic credit for each workshop taken for those participants who are working towards an MSc within the Counselling Unit.
Our APT workshops and short courses are developed as a response to increasing need for advanced and further training for Person-Centred practitioners. Our courses have proved popular also to practitioners from other disciplines, creating a rich and diverse learning environment for knowledge exchange. We offer an opportunity to focus on particular practice issues, learn new skills, deepen understanding of the breadth and scope of Person-Centred theory and practice, and to relate openly with other approaches to psychotherapy. Our courses range from specific professional training to personal development workshops.

If you would like to apply for one of our courses, please apply online at or contact the Research and Knowledge Exchange Team as indicated below. Our 2014-15 programme will come online within the next month.

Programme 2014-15

Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1 Tues 26th- Fri 29th August 2014
Emotion Focused Therapy Level 2 31st Oct/1st November 2014, 7th/8th February 2015, 12th/13th June 2015
Emotion Focused Therapy Level 3 October 2014 – September 2015, Fridays tbc

Group Supervision of Counsellors
and Psychotherapists 8th Sept – 19th Dec 2014 (Training days: 8th/9th September, 3rd/4th November 2014)

Working with Person-Centred Therapy Friday 14th November 2014
in a Time-Limited Context

Professional Training in the Individual
and Group Supervision of Counsellors
and Psychotherapists:
Module 1 Commencing 19th January 2015
Module 2 Commencing 11th May 2015
Module 3 Commencing 7th September 2015

(Con)-figurations Thursday 12th February 2015

Person-Centred Therapy with More
than One Person in the Room Friday 13th February 2015

Working with Children and Young People
- Play Therapy Thurs 26th and Fri 27th March 2015

Professional Training in Person-
Centred Couple Therapy: Foundation: 13th - 17th April 2015
To complete Certificate: 29th – 30th June 2015

New Developments in Person-Centred
Therapy Thursday date to be confirmed 2015
-Followed by Mary Kilborn Lecture

Hurting to Heal: Exploring Self-Harm Thursday 21st May 2015

Trauma Release Friday 22nd May 2015

Eating Our Words Friday 5th June 2015

Posted in General by Natalie Gibb

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Place2Be's award winning school-based service supports the mental health and wellbeing of children, families and teachers across the UK. Currently we have a variety of clinical placements available for session 2014-2015 for trainee and qualified counsellors/therapists. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in a school setting, with on-site supervision,training workshops and possible career progression within the organisation. Placements are for a minimum of one day per week for one academic year, term time only. Places are available in our projects in both Primary and Secondary schools.

Posted in Jobs by Karen Brown

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Validium® – the market leader for EAP quality and standards.

We have several exciting counsellor vacancies in our 24–hour central Glasgow office.
We are looking for counsellors to join our growing and developing team who are either accredited
or who hold a diploma in counselling with a minimum of 300 hours of supervised practice and are a member

Your role will be working with our clients over the telephone.
We have overnight shifts to cover, from 23.00hrs to 08.00hrs.

CONTACT: Please send your CV by email to:
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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