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Posted in General by annette cooper

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Conscious Route - Lost Days

Part 1

Despite how this story begins, it is a story of redemption. It’s a story of finding self-worth, of discovering passions, and overcoming the darkest of days.

Conscious Route is a hip hop artist, a counsellor and youth worker. His story is too long to tell, but the important part is – if it wasn’t for music, he wouldn’t be alive today.

He has experienced neglect, racism, assault and depression. He has carried weapons, and been too afraid to leave the house.

Music was there for him – it gave him something to live for, a refuge from the storm.

This is only part 1 of Conscious Route’s story. Conscious Route - Bottled Up

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Part 2

Have you ever had nothing to live for and felt everything was hopeless? This is where part 2 of this story begins.

Conscious Route is a hip hop artist, a counsellor and youth worker. His story is too long to tell, but the important part is – if it wasn’t for music, he wouldn’t be alive today.

After experiencing abuse, neglect and depression, he tried to take his own life. He was taking dangerous levels of drugs, living on the edge, but music was the haven. Music was an outlet for his rage, a means of expressing things that until this point, were inexpressible.

Almost in spite of himself, the emotion and passion he poured into his music began to heal him. He gained respect for his art, which felt good. Music nourished the parts of him that for so long had been neglected.

Music was changing Conscious Route’s path.

This is only part 2 of Conscious Route’s story.



Conscious Route – The Power Of Music

Part 3

When you feed the positive parts of you, they are allowed to grow.

Conscious Route is a hip hop artist, a counsellor and youth worker. His story is too long to tell, but the important part is – if it wasn’t for music, he wouldn’t be alive today.

By discovering music and creativity, the neglected self-worth and positivity deep with Conscious Route began to expand, and steer his life in a positive direction.

He began to read, began to educate himself, and went back to college. He began to reconnect with family that had hitherto played no part in his life. Change was happening.

As a trained counsellor, Conscious Route uses his own life experience to positively impact the lives of others. This is a story that doesn’t have an end. If there’s a message to take from it, it’s this:

Art helps us to heal and to grow.


Posted in General by Stephanie Hutchinson

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Hi there,
I'm a qualified Person Centred Counsellor based in Glasgow and recently I have been thinking that: 1) I sometimes fall off the PCA wagon when it comes to dealing with situations in my life and 2) that it helps me to practice the philosophy if I am in regularly contact with other PCA-ers and finally 3) the BACP journal Therapy Today often has articles that I feel I would like to discuss.

So I am exploring the option of addressing both those things by canvassing interest in a small monthly 'Therapy Today' discussion group. I imagine it running along the same lines as a book group - so just for the sake of an example: the first Tuesday of each month in the evening for a couple of hours.

I would be more than happy to host it at my place (Glasgow Westend, near the Botanics) if the numbers worked. I think I can comfortably seat about 6-7 max - but previous book club experience tells me that with a total number of 8 - 10, on average about 5 manage to make it each time.
If there was a greater interest, then I would undertake to explore other venue options and a cost might be involved. Or there would be the option of creating sub-groups according to whichever particular BACP division you were most keen on as they too have their magazines.

But I shall refrain from getting too carried away with 'what ifs' at this point! So in the first instance if this sounds like something you would be interested in being a part of, please contact me (Stephanie Hutchinson) via email: bureaudechanges.me@gmail.com and let's see what we can make happen.

Posted in General by Tina Clark

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If you are currently engaged in Person Centred Counselling Supervision, hold a Supervision Diploma, and have a few years experience under your belt we would like to welcome you to a small peer consultancy group meeting in Falkirk.
Meeting every other month

Next session Sunday 9th March 3 - 5.00 pm
( Session after that would be May and so on :-))

Two spaces available

Posted in General by annette cooper

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One of our members is doing a clear out and is wondering if the above research journals might be of use to anyone. If you get in touch I will pass on your email.

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The venue and dates for the 30th Anniversary Celebrations have been chosen.

It is intended that we will offer a 2 day encounter experience and also a Conversation Cafe style experience. If there is anything else that folk would be interested in then please get in touch.

There will also be an evening event if members have enthusiasm for that and again any ideas will be considered.

More details to follow.

Posted in General by Corinna Tebbutt

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Offer of free Supervision in Edinburgh

Dear Colleagues

I am an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor, after studying at Strathclyde University in 2009. I have developed my practice to an integrative approach, which has been enhanced by my supervision practice over the past six years working with students and volunteer counsellors from a range of modalities..

My counselling work has been mainly in the charitable sector, working often with vulnerable people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. This has taken place in prison, in Primary schools and in counselling services. I have worked with trauma; abuse – children and adults; bullying in the working environment; anxiety and depression, addictions; and the impact of IVF and other medical conditions.

I am really excited by this work and wish to further my practice, so have commenced - Developing Supervision Practice course, at Strathclyde University.

I am looking to offer free supervision for a limited period of time (to be negotiated).

If you are interested in my offer, please contact me on 07887 428003. I am happy to discuss the details before you make any commitment.

I have availability on Wednesday mornings, Thursday daytime and Friday daytime - at home, in the Polwarth area. I have some availability in the evenings and weekends as well, in Leith.

For those of you who would like a little bit more background on my work:

2009-2015 Volunteer Counsellor, Assessor at the PF - Generic counselling

2015 - to date Self Employed Counsellor at Wellspring - Generic counselling

2016 – to date Adult Counsellor at Pilton Community Health Project – Trauma and Generic

2010 – 2017 School Project Manager Place2Be – Supervisor and Counsellor

2008-2010 Volunteer Counsellor at Simpson House and Saughton Prison – Substance Users and Families affected

Please feel free to distribute to people you may think would be interested.

Thank you.

Corinna

Corinna Tebbutt – MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist Regulatory Body: BACP Membership Number: 681049

Professional Indemnity and Public Insurance with: Holistic Insurance Services

Posted in General by annette cooper

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Our colleagues in BAPCA have invited members of PCT Scotland to attend their conference and pay the same fees as their own members. Flyer with more information below. *****PLEASE DO NOT SEND ENQUIRY THROUGH THE SEND ENQUIRY BUTTON**

"Love Judgement and healing in relationship".

Keynote Speakers
Divine Charura and Stephen Paul – What’s love got to do with it? A Person-Centred Perspective
Professor Andrew Miles – PCA Healthcare: what it is and what it isn’t
Trish Hobman – Relational Narrative: meaning and impact for experienced counsellors

Conference Social Evening – Friday night – Open Mic event In recognition of the wealth of untapped talent in BAPCA - bring yourselves as entertainer! - poets, actors, musicians, artistes - everyone welcome!

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Free Supervision Opportunity

I am a person-centred counsellor with 17 years’ experience of counselling within the voluntary sector. I have particular expertise in the areas of substance use (alcohol, psycho-stimulant drugs specifically); trauma; working with women; sexual abuse and violence.

I am about to embark on my counselling supervision training at Strathclyde University and am offering free supervision sessions for a limited time period though I am happy to contract up until June-September if this is mutually beneficial. I am based in Edinburgh.

If you are interested or would like more details, please get in touch by e-mail, phone or text.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Many thanks

Jill Punton

email - jillpunton@yahoo.co.uk

Tel 0771 223 9165

Please do not press the "send enquiry" button as there is a gremlin in the system. Please contact Jill directly.

Posted in General by annette cooper

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Hello - do you have any energy for attending your local PC counselling course and speaking to the trainees about PCT Scotland. Perhaps a brief history and some information about the World Association.

This would be a one off talk for 30 mins to 40 mins.

If so please get in touch.

Annette - secretary@pctscotland.co.uk

Posted in General by annette cooper

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