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Lady counsellor would like to meet up with some other counsellors in the Ayrshire area.

If you are interested in this please send me your email and I will forward it to her.

Annette - [email protected]

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Cultural Competency in Counselling
People with Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversities.

The quest to provide services that are both accessible and equitable for all, alongside the desire to maximise results of interventions aimed towards better mental health, has brought about increasing interest in, and commitment toward, cultural competency in counselling.
Cultural competence is the ability to work effectively with a diversity of people in respectful and responsive ways. Crucially it comprises not simply knowledge of the other but also of self; so that one can hold one’s potential for bias safely in awareness rather than inadvertently allowing it to interfere with, or indeed sabotage, the process.

We should not assume that any particular therapeutic modality automatically makes us culturally competent to work with GSRD clients. Person Centred and other Humanistic approaches may take us some of the way, because individuals flourish best within relationships based in the facilitative conditions of acceptance, genuineness, and empathy. However each individual is a product of, and exists within, culture – culture that arises from history, is embedded in language and social habits, underpins social constructs and values, and informs the development of self concept.

Culture comprises systems devised and developed to create order and understanding, and provides a sense of place in the world for its component groups – within this we need to hold in awareness that not all places are created equal. If culture is to be the key to inclusivity one needs to understand the language of its diverse parts, and take time to appreciate the key historic events and social movements that have influenced attitudes, values and behaviours of and toward its component groups of people.

Culturally competent counselling is a vehicle for client empowerment because it respects diversity and is open to experience. If we are to be authentic in our acceptance, communicate genuine empathy, and be fully present with our clients we need some shared vocabulary and some understanding of where they are coming from; whatever their issues.
This series of workshops will enable broader understandings of human gender identity, sexual orientation, and relationship configurations, and explore some of the key issues that arise both from and around being Gender, Sex and Relationship Diverse in today’s society.
Each day will focus on one of the three specific diversities, while acknowledging strands of intersectionality, and comprise exploration of self and others, information sharing, discussion and group work. The overall aim being to expand frames of reference, knowledge, and understanding - so that we can offer a genuinely more inclusive approach to counselling in the 21st century, as our society transitions from a heterocentric culture to a heterogeneous one.
Hoping you will join me 
Tina Clark

City centre location - TBC.

Details of each training day coming soon.

Posted in General by annette cooper

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Practice Supervisor
Salary: £26,767 - £29,155 (pro rata)
Hours: Permanent, Part time – 14 hours per week
Flexible working, part-time hours, or job-sharing arrangements
will be considered for the right candidate.
The Practice Supervisor will manage and coordinate a high quality Practice Supervision service
within GCA, ensuring all volunteers, PHD students and alcohol counsellors receive appropriate
practice supervision, support and guidance.

Organisation Profile:
Glasgow Council on Alcohol is a leading provider of alcohol support and has been providing a
range of award winning services across Glasgow and surrounding areas for over 50 years and
has an excellent reputation for partnership working and a proven track record of helping
individuals to achieve their goals.
For application packs, contact Glasgow Council on Alcohol, 14 North Claremont Street, Glasgow
G3 7LE Tel: 0141 353 1800, download application packs from Goodmoves website, GCA website
or e-mail us at [email protected]
Please note: A PVG membership will be required for this post. This will be arranged by Glasgow
Council on Alcohol.
Please submit completed applications to (No CV’s please):
[email protected]
Closing date for all applications: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Interview Date: Monday 5th March 2018
Appointment Date: March 2018 or by negotiation

Posted in General by annette cooper

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My name is Daniel Morken, and I am Counselling Psychology doctoral student at the University of Roehampton, supervised by Mick Cooper. We are looking at the use of the Authenticity Scale, a 12-item PCT measure based on Rogers’ definitions of congruence, as an outcome measure for therapy. Our study is in collaboration with Prof. Stephen Joseph, one of the original developers of the Authenticity Scale. We’re looking for services and therapists that might be interested in participating.

Taking part would involve asking your clients who are 18 years and above to complete ‘the Authenticity Scale’ along with the CORE-10, at the beginning of therapy, at the end of their therapy and on every 6th session. On the final session, participants would also be asked to complete the Therapy Questionnaire Helpfulness Survey, a short questionnaire asking clients about how they found the questionnaires they completed.
If you would be interested in participating in our study, or would like more info, please do not hesitate to contact me on:

[email protected]

You can download the forms to have a quick look too.

Posted in General by annette cooper

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I am looking for folk who might like to organise a yearly meetup for counsellors in their area. If you are interested then let me know and I would be available for a chat about this too.

Whats involved - find somewhere nice to meetup for a coffee or whatever.
- set the date.
- post your notice on the webpage ( or I can do that for you).

What you get - help from myself or another member ( if needed )
- you will hopefully meet nice people and make some friends?
- you will catch up with old friends.

Get in touch if you might be interested.

Annette - [email protected]

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If you are always looking after everyone else then this workshop is for you.

Reduced rate to PCT Scotland members - £25. This includes all materials and refreshments.

Please see leaflet attached.

Email Tonia at [email protected]
tele 07848 948593

Posted in General by annette cooper

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Could you let me know if you might be interested in this training.

There is no date yet and it would likely be later in the year before it starts.

The pilot course involved 9 training days over 15 months. So format may be similiar.

I have uploaded the format for the 2017 training so you can have a look at that just to get an

idea. Of course there may be changes to the new training as the first one was a pilot.

Low cost fees for members of PCT Scotland. Open to non members who are most welcome too.

Contact Annette - [email protected] to express interest.

Posted in General by annette cooper

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Hi All

It is intended to have another meeting of PCT practitioners. Time to chat and share concerns, joys, frustrations etc.

There may be some short feedback on the conference in Vienna and any other topics folks want to bring. The emphasis

is on catching up with colleagues and old friends and possibly making new friends too.

As usual we will strive to offer this as low cost as possible.

More details to follow soon.

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PCSR's 9th Psychotherapy and Politics Conference 12th May 2018 York St John’s University 10am – 6pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ o/psychotherapists-and- counsellorsfor-social- responsibility-12386018433
PCSR’s Psychotherapy and Politics conferences emerged from an initial conference in 2008, organised by the Institute of Group Analysis, to commemorate the May1968 uprising of students in Paris, when revolution was in the air and so many of us believed that a new world was possible. PCSR has been holding an annual Psychotherapy and Politics conference since May 2010.

This year’s conference marks the 50th anniversary of the May ’68 uprising and we invite you to come and explore where we are now, as therapists and activists, in relation to the longed-for transformation. It is often said that the rate of change is speeding up, but are these changes moving us towards less oppression, less discrimination, more equality, justice and freedom?

When does change become transformation in therapy, and in society? How important is it for us to believe that we are in transition to becoming fully functioning persons, mature individuals, that we are on our way to a better, fairer world?

Guest Speakers: Claire Fox: writer and Director of the Institute of Ideas. Building Resilience amongst Generation Snowflake
Kris Black: psychotherapist, supervisor. Prejudice, Pride and Psychotherapy
Leyla Hussein: activist, Founder of the Dahlia Project, psychotherapist. Breaking the Cycle
Manu Bazzano: writer, psychotherapist. Against Humanism: on Therapy and the Transhuman

Workshops and Discussion Groups
A choice of five workshops will be held during the afternoon session. Details to follow

DAY TWO Sunday 13th May 2018 On becoming and Activist
A day of reflection and discussion. Visit pcsr.org.uk or email [email protected] for further information.
10am – 11:30am PCSR EGM
11:30am – 4pm On Becoming an Activist

Wheelchair accessible and induction loop. Refreshments provided. Local cafes and shops for lunch.

To book and further details
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ o/psychotherapists-and- counsellorsfor-social- responsibility-12386018433

Posted in General by annette cooper

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Would you like to gain valuable experience in time limited counselling to support your studies or work towards accreditation?
The Sight Loss Counselling Team at RNIB are an established team of counsellors. Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, our service offers free and confidential counselling to people who are experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties because of sight loss.

We’re looking to expand our small team of volunteer telephone counsellors to help us support more blind and partially-sighted people. In return we offer training, regular fortnightly supervision and the opportunity to gain valuable experience.

Applicants should EITHER be qualified counsellors / psychotherapists who have completed a BACP/ IACP accredited or equivalent course or STUDENTS IN THEIR FINAL YEAR OF TRAINING.

Based in our Edinburgh office, you will work from an approach that integrates Humanistic principles and be willing to provide three telephone counselling sessions per week (Mon to Fri 9.30am to 4.30pm) for a minimum of one year as well as attend regular fortnightly supervision on Monday afternoons (2.00pm to 4.00pm).

For more information, please email [email protected] or call on 0289033 4102
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