Come and join us to celebrate
PCT Scotland's 30th Anniversary
Two days of Encounter, Conversation Café & an Evening of Fun and Celebration
Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th November 2017
Merchants House, 7 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1BA
Bookings are open for the 30th anniversary on the 4th and 5 th November. Please book by 30 th August to ensure your place.
This event is low cost and is superb value for money as it includes your lunch and teas
and coffees for both days.
Practitioner member £90
Practitioner non member £100
It is possible to book for one day only. Please specify which day you would like to attend on the booking form. Cost half of the 2 day event.
Saturday 4th November 9.15 - 9.45 am Registration and coffee. Close of day 16.30 hrs.
Sunday 5 th November 9.30 - 10 am Registration and coffee. Close of day 16.00 hrs.
You can download a booking form and send it completed with your details to
Fabulous venue with a number of break out rooms for Encounter and
The Encounter Group will be Facilitated by Terry Daly.
Dip SW, Dip Coun, Sen.Life coach (BACP)
MSC, counselling, Accredited counsellor (BACP)
Terry works as a Person Centred Life coach. Therapist, supervisor,and trainer in Glasgow, London and Europe.
He has a background in working with people over 30 years in Health, social work, the private and voluntary sector, and within University settings.
In Scotland Terry works with a number of agencies providing coaching including hospices, public health care the voluntary sector and Education.
Terry’s model of working
The person centred philosophy believes that each individual has within themselves infinite resources if given the right conditions in which to grow.
Terry believes that offering a particular kind of relationship which includes respect, understanding, and genuineness creates the right environment in which people can thrive. This is especially true in working with groups and offering encounter. Terry has been involved with encounter groups for over forty years and still experiences the excitement and potential that they offer.
Terry also has a strong interest and commitment to issues of equality, Diversity and power and is involved in a number of initiatives which explore effective use of power and the barriers that prevent people from experiencing equality in the workplace and society.
- Terry was a lecturer University of Strathclyde within a counselling unit from 1994 until 2014. His main role was teaching and facilitating on diplomas and certificates in counselling.
- Over the past ten year he has played a major role in developing a Person Centred training programme for Social Care workers (Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.)
- Over the past fifteen years terry has worked in many countries both in Europe and further afield such as South Africa, Japan, Argentina, and Russia with a focus on the development of the Person Centred approach
- As a member of the Business Development centre in Glasgow Terry has worked alongside its Director Danny Mcguigan providing coaching, team building and mediation for the past twenty years.
- He currently runs a private practice in counselling and supervision with a focus on helping individuals and organisations towork and live more effectively.
He is currently working on research into Leadership and the Person Centred approach. (Strathclyde University)
The Conversation Cafe topics are:
A. Person Centred Gender
Hosted by Tina Clark M.Sc., B.Ed (Hons), Dip. Couns. MBACP
Tina Clark (formally Livingstone) is a Client Centred Counsellor and Sex and Gender Diversities Therapist working in private practice. An experienced supervisor, consultant, and trainer; her writing includes The Relevance of a Person Centred Approach to Therapy with Transgendered or Transsexual Clients ( PCEP 2008, Vol 7:2, p134-144) and Anti-sectarian, queer, client-centredness: a re-iteration of respect in therapy in Counselling Ideologies (Ashgate 2010)
Unsettling for some and liberating for others, our culture is currently moving towards a perception of gender based on phenomenology (subjective experience) rather than taxonomy (categorisation). The Person Centred Approach provides respectful ambience for encounter and dialogue through this cultural shift - since Rogers did not construct differential pathways for the development of males and females, but consistently referred to others as persons. Rogers “did not posit some eternal essence or archetypes based on gender, or any fixed biological destiny or any reductionistic, partial and fixed explanation of our behavior” (Wolter-Guftason, 1999) – therefore within this context we can all meet as equally valid persons.
Our culture’s many taken-for-granted assumptions, both positive and negative, its perceptions of what is ‘natural’ for men and women, its essentialist view of gender, and its audacity in assuming the inferiority of certain groups of human beings, has set everyone up for an adversarial life. Gender differentiation, unintentionally and intentionally, has cultivated a culture of discrimination by ascribing judgement-based hierarchies to human traits, and cementing them in a most sectarian manner. Thus a human characteristic ascribed as strength on one side may be perceived weakness on the other!
Offering respect for Autonomy in Gender Identification, within and beyond traditional gender roles, this conversation will provide opportunity to share our experiences and explore our understandings of Gender, and what it means to us.
Who knows – perhaps our contemplation of the pressures and privileges, stereotypes and diversities, and oppressions and freedoms of being a gendered self in society today may open the way for co-constructing a more comfortable way of being for all in the future?
B. Authenticity: what is it and can we be person-centred without it?
Hosted by Tonia Higgins MBACP PG Dip BA
Tonia is a counsellor in private practice and in the third sector. She works with mild to moderate mental health issues, survivors of abuse and young people age 16+ She has an interest in positive psychology and an enthusiasm for exploring how it can complement and enhance the person-centred approach.
C. On becoming more in the therapeutic relationship: An exploration of directional presence.
Hosted by Mike Moss who has recently had articles published in the COSCA Counselling in Scotland Journal, Spring 2017 and the Person Centred Quarterly, May 2017 and will presenting at the BACP Conference 'Children, Young People and Families: working with difficult behaviour' in Belfast ,12 September 2017. He has over 30 years working with children and young people and families in Scotland and has trained in Youth Work, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Integrative Therapy,Person Centred Therapy and Clinical Supervision.
In my work as a therapist I have begun to discover something more, which if attended to, even in the smallest of ways, movement into healing can be experienced towards the direction of potential growth, or what Carl Rogers called an 'evolutionary flow ... as part of a formative tendency in the universe.' 'A Way of Being. 1980.'
D. The body in person-centred therapy: reclaiming the organism
Hosted by Craig HutchisonRegistered Member MBACP (Accred)
Craig is a person-centred therapist and supervisor in private practice (www.personcentre.co.uk), and a trainer and Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches on Diploma programmes. His therapeutic work is strongly influenced by Gendlin and process philosophy and his publications include Trusting the Process? (PCEP 2015)about the potential challenges of symbolising and processing experiencing in therapy/encounter groups.
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“the psychologically mature adult trusts and uses the wisdom of his organism” (Rogers 1964)
“our bodies feel a situation directly … This kind of experience is sometimes attributed to ‘the unconscious,’ although such a body-sense is, of course, conscious” (Gendlin, 1993).
This session will offer an opportunity to reflect on what the body means in person-centred therapy and philosophy, considering the organismic basis of experiencing andquestioning what it might mean to hold the organism in mind as we work therapeutically.
E. Relational Depth.
Hosted by Sue Price - Assistant Professor of Counselling, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Sue is a lecturer and a member of the Centre for Research in Human Flourishing. She is also a practising counsellor and psychotherapist with BACP Accredition She completed her PhD at The University of Strathclyde in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Robert Elliott and Professor Mick Cooper. Her PhD focused on the development of an inventory designed to assess relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy.
Before joining the University of Nottingham, Sue was a lecturer at two universities where she taught postgraduates at Liverpool John Moores University and undergraduates at Edge Hill University. Sue's career as a counsellor began in 2005 where she counselled staff at a major nuclear fuel company. She has also worked as a counsellor in the third sector in alcohol and drugs, domestic violence and in various generic counselling services. Sue has also worked as a counsellor in a Primary Care service in Liverpool for an IAPT service.
Sue's expertise and research interests include relational depth between client and practitioner. Sue also has an expertise, and is interested in, various quantitative research methods but is particularly interested in Rasch analysis as an approach to reliability and validity testing of psychometric measures. As well as this, Sue is in the process of planning research concerning the coming out process of individuals with diverse sexualities during mid to late adulthood.
WIGGINS [PRICE], S., 2012. Assessing relational depth: developing the Relational Depth Inventory. In: KNOX, R., MURPHY, D., WIGGINS [PRICE], S. and COOPER, M., eds., Relational Depth: New Perspectives and Developments
WIGGINS [PRICE], S., ELLIOTT, R. and COOPER, M., The prevalence and characteristics of relational depth events in psychotherapy Psychotherapy Research. 22(2), 1
KNOX, R., MURPHY, D., WIGGINS [PRICE], S. and COOPER, M., eds., Relational Depth: New Perspectives and Developments Palgrave Macmillan.
Remember that attendance at this event can be used toward your CPD too!