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Update on the Partners for Counselling and Psychotherapy (PCP) Collaboration

We have been working to establish our aims as a growing partnership and have updated the homepage of the website to reflect this, you can view this here. A further three organisations have joined us including; Surviving Work, A Disorder 4 Everyone and the Free Psychotherapy Network. This takes us up to 11 organisations, including CTUK and: • Psychotherapy and Counselling Union • Psychotherapists and Read More …

CTUK @ Drop the Disorder Book Launch Event – 20/09/19

On Friday 20th Sep 2019, CTUK Admin attended the Drop the Disorder Book Launch event in Birmingham. Myself (Maria) and Tara listened to Lucy Johnson (Clinical Paychologist) outlining the Power Threat Meaning Framework (a must see). Tara and I found it interesting to note the stark similarities from the power constructs mentioned at the event with clients and those we face as counsellors in the Read More …

New CTUK collaboration – Partners for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counsellors Together UK, alongside 6 other counselling and psychotherapy organisations has launched a new collaboration – Partners for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Meet Glenna – our admin

Hi All. This post is to give you all a bit more information about my background and my current role in the CTUK Admin group. I am here to help stop membership body discrimination and promote equality of the membership bodies. Also, to support our right as registered counsellors to work as trained including in private practice. I would like to update you on some Read More …

CTUK Response to the BACP ‘scrap SCoPEd’ members’ resolution result, 2019

I’d like to thank both Erin Stevens (proposer) and Tara Shennan (seconder) for the courage and sheer passion they showed whilst submitting the scrap SCoPEd resolution in the 2019 BACP member motions and resolutions process. Sadly, on this occasion, the resolution wasn’t upheld – not for the effort and determination shown by both Erin and Tara, but for the simple lack of engagement by the Read More …

Should I vote in favour of the BACP 2019 resolution to scrap SCoPEd?

SCoPEd – probably the most controversial project, presented by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), in collaboration with the U.K. Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), in the last decade! So, what’s SCoPEd all about? The BACP tells us that, ‘The Scope of Practice and Education (SCoPEd) project aims to agree an evidence-based framework to inform the training requirements, Read More …

Why Tara (admin) joined CTUK

During our national counsellors’ day event back in June, I was asked what had made me decide to be a part of Counsellors’ Together UK from its inception. At the time, I was taken aback as I had not really thought much about it but recently I have been reflecting on this question and, the truth is, the answer lies many years before the formation Read More …

BACP members resolution 2019 – vote to scrap #SCoPEd

Dear colleague If you’re a member of the BACP, you may be aware that the resolution process will be opening shortly, and if you are concerned about what SCoPEd means for the future of the profession, here is your opportunity to make your vote count. Erin Stevens and Tara Shennan have submitted an AGM resolution, asking BACP to scrap the SCoPEd project, and to fully Read More …

CTUK & JHD Counselling Services Collaboration

We are excited to announce that we will be working in collaboration with JHD Counselling Services Ltd. Purpose – to provide high quality CPD and employment opportunities for CTUK members. About JHD Counselling Services Ltd JHD Counselling Services is a counselling and training company which was set up by the lovely Carol Harmston-Dean 6 years ago. Carol came to speak at National Counsellors’ Day on Read More …

What would happen if Counsellors Together UK didn’t exist?

Counsellors Together UK has now been operating for two years. We started off as a small group whose main aim was to challenge the prevalence and culture of unpaid work in the counselling professions, and we are now a group of over 5,000 people from around the U.K. In the last two years we have had much success, but that hasn’t come without a continuous Read More …