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Dr Elizabeth Cotton’s research into COVID-19 responses

Calling all counsellors and psychotherapists to participant in this important research and share your experiences of work during the coronavirus pandemic.

BACP members employment survey request – open letter to BACP Chair

**Edit – BACP’s response is at the end of this post.** Dear Natalie Bailey (Chair) / BACP I write this open letter to you today on behalf of Counsellors Together UK to ask if you would be willing to repeat your 2014 members employment research survey, please? We are particularly interested in the following. In 2014 your members survey showed us that; • The typical Read More …

Dear Therapist, I see you.

Dear Therapist I see you. I see you caring for others, holding space for them to share their worries, anxieties and stress. I see you. I see you feeling the exact same feelings that your clients bring to you, that you share in their heartache and heartbreak. I see you. I see you worrying about your own health, your friends and family too. I see Read More …

CTUK Members lead EAP Policy change

We wanted to extend a big congratulations to the members of Counsellors Together UK. As you may be aware, a lot of our work involves admin engaging in discussions online with members of the public, counsellors, membership bodies and other organisations. On the 16th March 2020, Glenna wrote a tweet about the way some Employment Assistant Programs (EAPs) were reducing payments to their counsellors who Read More …

Counselling, Politics, Facebook and a little digression!

Since launching Counsellors Together UK in July 2017, we have been one of the few counselling groups rooted in politics – campaigning to effect change on both a social and political level. There are other groups, but CTUK has grown to over 5,500 members and we are now the UKs largest Counsellors campaign group. At CTUK we, and myself personally, have always been subject to Read More …

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 …