What I Wish I’d Known About Counselling & Psychotherapy Training… (Part 2)

This next article will consider several aspects about what you might experience throughout your training. Whichever route you choose (diploma or degree) you are going to change and grow as a person. You will build relationships, and relationships will crumble. Part Two will focus on personal growth and interpersonal relationships.

What I Wish I’d Known About Counselling & Psychotherapy Training… (Part 1)

Training to be a counsellor/ psychotherapist is hard. No one said it was easy, but there are many things that I wish I’d known before I started.

Person-Centred Therapy

Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy was developed in the 1940s by Carl Rogers as an alternative to more psychodynamic modalities. The focus is on the ‘person’ (the client, you) and the relationship between the client and therapist (me).

Encanto: Using Cinema and Media in a Therapeutic Way

When you think about it, movies like Encanto and Inside Out are perfect examples of applying mental health and psychological concepts to a wider demographic. Have you ever tried to articulate with a therapist or professional about your concerns but they looked perplexed? That can be incredibly isolating. Finding a shared language between myself and my clients is probably one of the most important aspects on relationship building.

Tavistock Policy Seminar: Whiteness – A Problem for Our Times

Last night I attended a seminar ran by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust entitled “Whiteness – A problem for our times” which aimed to “examine white privilege and white fragility from a psychoanalytic perspective”. This was led by Helen Morgan, Fellow of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, training analyst and supervisor who has aContinue reading “Tavistock Policy Seminar: Whiteness – A Problem for Our Times”

CTUK gets some answers from the BACP: Question 4

The CTUK community sent a series of questions to the BACP (and I believe also the UKCP, BPC etc) to get some clarity on the issues that will impact on us. On 15th December they published the answers that they received from the BACP. I’m very surprised that they heard something back before Christmas! Their published answers have not been analysed by CTUK, so I thought I’d look at the issues and highlight some of the key parts that I picked up.

CTUK gets some answers from the BACP: Question 3

The CTUK community sent a series of questions to the BACP (and I believe also the UKCP, BPC etc) to get some clarity on the issues that will impact on us. On 15th December they published the answers that they received from the BACP. I’m very surprised that they heard something back before Christmas! Their published answers have not been analysed by CTUK, so I thought I’d look at the issues and highlight some of the key parts that I picked up.

SCoPEd: What About the Clients?

When looking into SCoPEd I have been trying to make sense of the reasons that the BACP, BPC and UKCP have decided that they need to design and implement this framework. As counsellors and psychotherapists, we work for our clients and their wellbeing. So why is it that clients appear to be an afterthought to the project?