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More information on our 30th Anniversary Party.

Fabulous venue with a number of break out rooms for Encounter and 

Conversation Cafes.


Grand Hall

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The Encounter Group will be Facilitated byTerry Daly.


The Conversation Cafe  topics so far are:


A. De-medicalising Distress

Hosted by Jo Heaton.

Exploring person centred responses to the pathologising and medicalisation of human distress pervasive in Society, in Health services and in Counselling. How to challenge and promote Person-Centred understanding in these areas.

B. Person Centred Gender

Hosted by Tina Clark M.Sc., B.Ed (Hons), Dip. Couns.

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)

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Offering respect for Autonomy in Gender Identification, within and outwith the binary, this discussion provides opportunity to share our experiences and explore our understandings of Gender, and what it means to us. Pressures and privileges. Stereotypes and diversities. 

C. 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.

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 D. 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.'


Remember that attendance at this event can be used toward your CPD too!


Opportunities  may still be available to host the topic of your choice. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.













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