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PCT Scotland members: the new membership year begins on 1st June*.

If you haven't renewed your membership by that date then you will stop receiving the weekly newsletter and any emails sent out to the membership. You will also be unable to log into the PCT Scotland website except to renew your membership, nor join in any PCT Scotland events for members. 

Please do renew your membership for the 2021-22 year as soon as you can. We look forward to welcoming you back!

* If you joined PCT Scotland from January 2021, then your membership will roll forward for the 2021-22 membership year.

The draft minutes of the most recent meeting of the Coordinating Group (20th May 2021) are attached.

(Song lyrics , Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell)
(This line just made itself known to me as I reflected upon the theme below. )
I am hoping to hear from anyone who would be interested in being part of a group, whose focus would be to reflect upon the impact of stopping  or reducing their counselling/ supervision work . Perhaps you are calling this transition  “retirement” ?
I began paid counselling work, age 37, in West Lothian after completing the first Jordanhill College/Strathclyde University Person Centred Diploma in 1993. Now, age 65, living in East Lothian & am winding down work –wise. I have a handful of private clients & 5 supervisees.
I am working much less these days, playing lots of tennis &  have become increasingly curious about the personal, social, spiritual & financial impact upon myself of being less involved therapeutically with others.

My ‘ways of being’ are under review & I'd like to share this ‘refreshment’ process with others who may be  similarly intrigued.

I’d be delighted  to hear from anyone who is exploring their process of  separation from their therapeutic role. Whether to create a  group or just have a phone/ zoom chat or a one- off coffee somewhere nice!
Thanks & Best wishes to everyone as we emerge from the constraints & changes of Covid Lockdown.
Sheila Turner

Action Against Stalking is recruiting to four new posts – Throughcare Service Manager, Throughcare Practitioners (x 2) and Trust and Foundations Officer. This is an exciting time to join AAS. Our success has led to increased awareness and the demand for our services has more than doubled in the past year. Be part of the dynamic team establishing ground-breaking developments for AAS to be an even stronger voice for victims of stalking. For further information and to apply please visit https://www.actionagainststalking.org/jobs In parallel, Ann Moulds, AAS Founder and CEO is setting up a Throughcare Locum Register to call on support when there is a spike in victim contacts and/or leave cover. They must have a diploma and/or degree in counselling, psychotherapy, mental health nursing or clinical psychology; and at least 150-200 hours post qualification working with clients. Ideally also a current member of the PVG scheme. The rate payable is based on the Throughcare Practitioner salary of £27000, although we recognise that the independent contractor may wish to discuss a different rate, and we hope that they will provide a discounted rate for a small charity such as ours. 

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I'm looking for someone to take over a counselling room (with a small kitchen and toilet) that I've been renting in Edinburgh. It's (just) wheelchair accessible

Location:   Central Edinburgh, East Crosscauseway
Rent:          I've been paying £250 a month and £100 during lockdown
Contact:    Rose rose@energyawareness.plus.com

Maggie White will represent PCT Scotland at the online General Assembly of PCE Europe on 25-26 June. She would welcome any comments that you would like her to bring forward to the GA ahead of the next PCE Europe round table, which takes place on 27 May. Click 'send inquiry' to contact Maggie. 

A summary document containing 'pre-read material' is attached. If you would like copies of the supporting documents (e.g., previous minutes, financial information, details of the changes to statutes and bylaws), please contact Susan (secretary@pctscotland.co.uk).

Individual members of PCT Scotland are welcome to attend PCE Europe meetings, including the GA and May round table. If you would like more information (e.g. times and Zoom link), please contact Maggie or Susan. 

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Mick Cooper and Chris Molyneux have shared this one-hour in-depth dialogue (available via YouTube) in which they "explore a range of questions at the interface between person-centred and pluralistic perspectives". 

This video will be the focus for the next PCT Scotland book/article (and now video!) discussion group on Wednesday 26th May (7pm - 8.30pm). See the listing in Events for more details. 

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An online audio biography of Peggy Natiello - author of 'The Person-Centred Approach: A Passionate Presence' - has been created by Peggy's granddaughter, Alex Lee-Ammons. It comprises 9 episodes, 20 minutes each, and was recorded in November 2020. Peggy (now in her 90s) talks with Alex about her experiences from childhood, through motherhood, becoming a teacher, writer and facilitator, and a peace activist. She reflects on her experience of meeting and working with Carl Rogers, the influence that they had on each other's work, and what inspires her continuing work. 

Coordinating Group ~ Schedule of Meetings 2021

These are the dates for upcoming Coordinating Group meetings. All meetings will be held online, and all PCT Scotland members are welcome to attend.

If you plan to attend, please contact the Secretary at secretary@pctscotland.co.uk  to receive the link required to join the meeting. 

The schedule for 2021 is as follows:

Thursday 15th July 2021, 7pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 16th September 2021, 7pm - 8.30pm

Please watch future newsletters, the website and our social media for additional info closer to the meeting dates.


My name is Francesca. 
I am currently undertaking supervision training with Persona Counselling. Due to the course nature, I am looking for counsellors who are interested in being my supervisees for individual supervision.

What I offer:
- supervision free of charge for the duration of the course (expected to end July 2021)
- experience of working with substance use and voice hearing
- experience of counselling outdoors
- experience of working in another language

What I ask:
- you need to be a qualified counsellor
- willing for our sessions to be recorded (one of the assignment is the analysis of a recording with transcription).

I am person-centred trained (I have a diploma from Strathclyde University).

For enquiries, please email me at counselling.francesca@gmail.com

Thank you,

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