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Posted in Jobs by Ryan Dawes

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*2.5 days per week
*14,000 per annum

*Looking for: '[an] experienced, confident communicator to manage services...supervising Place2Be Volunteer Counsellors, and building great relationships with children, families and teachers'
*Requirements: 'recognised counselling or therapy qualification...and...substantial post-qualifying experience along with a good knowledge of the school environment'

*Apply online - see link below
*Deadline: 11.59pm 16th October 2016

Posted in Notices by Susan Stephen

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The Counselling Unit, University of Strathclyde, is delighted to offer for the 8th year this successful training for the Professional Certificate in the Individual and Group Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. It is consistent with the Competence Framework for the Supervision of Psychological Therapies.

In 2017, our facilitators are Alan Brown and Susan Stephen.

This flexible training is offered in three modules which link together to form a comprehensive training for experienced counsellors in the Individual and Group Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Modules one and two combine to form a certificate in the Individual Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and module three is an additional module in Group Supervision.

This training is likely to appeal both to counsellors new to the field of supervision practice and also to those who have experience as supervisors. The modules may be taken separately as Continued Professional Development, giving an additional opportunity for those practitioners with experience of offering supervision to further develop their practice.

The dates for 2017 are:
Module 1: Friday 20th & Saturday 21st January; Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March.
Module 2: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April; Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June.
Module 3: Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September; Friday 24th & Saturday 25th November.

The cost per module is £455 (or £405 if paid before the Early Bird date). See leaflet/website for more details.

Posted in Research by Susan Stephen

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A counselling researcher at Strathclyde University is looking for participants who are willing to take part in a semi-structured interview which will last no more than an hour. The purpose of the research is to explore how the Person-centred counsellor works with clients when they perceive that they have autistic traits.

Participants must be person-centred counsellors, aged 21-70, and meet the following inclusion/exclusion criteria:

Inclusion criteria:
1. Has a knowledge of autism and able to recognise the traits
2. Has worked with autistic people
3. Trained as a person-centred therapist
4. Has been in practice for a minimum of 3 years
5. Is a member of a counselling professional body such as BACP

Exclusion criteria:
1. Not trained as a person-centred therapist
2. Anyone who the researcher knows personally
3. Anyone who is unable to provide formal consent

Should I have more people willing to participate than needed I will select participants on the basis of geographical location, experience and diversity of training.

Information about the study:
The study involves a semi-structured interview
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Location: Strathclyde University

Please email me on:
or call 07960866048 if you would like more information

Posted in General by annette cooper

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Are you a member of Cosca and working towards your accreditation? Would you like to attend an accreditation workshop. If so please let me know so that I can see what can be arranged. Contact me Annette email

Posted in General by annette cooper

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If you are working toward BACP Accreditation and would like to attend a free pct scotland workshop ( if you are a member) please contact Annette email I will need the numbers of people interested in attending and also the locations.

Please contact me as soon as possible.

Posted in Notices by annette cooper

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On the agenda so far.

1. "The Person-Centred Approach in Scotland: a strong identity but a precarious occupation?"
Exploring the results and discussing the implications of the 2015 survey.

Catherine Cowie and Susan Stephen aim to run this session as an interactive workshop where participants will be encouraged to comment, debate and reflect on how their own experiences fit (or don't!) with what the survey found was happening. A CPD CERTIFICATE will be available for those who attend and participate in this event.

2. Terry Daly - Discussion about delivering facilitation skills workshops for members.

3. TBC - A members lived experience of caring for a partner with ASD. Also experience of non-normative gender identity.

4. CG and members discussion on the role of Social Media ( Facebook and Twitter) for PCT Scotland.

5. Chat and meet new and old friends over sandwiches and wraps and crisps!!

If you are interested in attending this event please let me know and also let me know of any dietary requirements.
Email Annette at
Venue now confirmed at Glasgow Citizen M Hotel - 60 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3BW

Posted in PCT Scotland by Tina Livingstone

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A new group is forming for Counsellors and Psychotherapists living and practicing in Scotland who work in a non-pathologising way with gender, relationship and sexual diversity.
We already have a presence on Facebook and also meet quarterly to share information and network.
At present this involves no cost - it is simply a sharing community.
Hope you will consider joining us :-)

Posted in Notices by Catherine Cowie

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University of Aberdeen

The course is designed for experienced person-centred counsellors (trained to diploma level) who are looking for an opportunity for professional and career development. This course may appeal to practitioners who wish to develop their supervision skills and their theoretical understanding of supervision in a way that is consistent with the person-centred approach. Counsellors who are new to supervision practice as well as those who have experience as supervisors may apply.
The aim of this course is that on completion participants will feel sufficiently competent and confident to enter into supervision contracts with experienced counsellors and counsellors-in-training within organisations, voluntary settings and private practice. Integral to this aim are the following:
• Participants will attain a clear theoretical understanding of the processes implicit in the person-centred approach to supervision.
• They will develop further their understanding of person-centred theory in particular in the context of counselling-supervision.
• They will develop an awareness of ethical and practical issues related to supervision.
• They will develop the ability to assess their own work in critical and non-defensive ways and will identify areas for further professional development.
• They will have the opportunity to work with peers who are also experienced person-centred counsellors.

Early Bird Booking: £900.00 before 30/9/16
£1,050.00 – if applications are received after 30 September 2016

Please see the attached leaflet for fuller information
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