Newsletter - October 2018

Hello and welcome to the October edition of the Brighton Person-Centred Community news.

The leaves are changing colour... what might be changing for you as the seasons change? As things dry up and die off, they make way for new growth, for newness to come into that space, when it is ready...

Our next meeting is this Saturday 20th October and we hope to see you there. See below for details.

We have a full newsletter this month. It's great that people are using this community resource to share and seek information to support our practice and development. This month we have some info on CPD on working with young people, a new peer supervision group in the making, an opportunity to gain free membership of BAPCA and a room hire opportunity. Read on...

Introduction to Counselling & Therapeutic work with Young People -

Meeting young people’s needs in the complexity of the modern world

Weekend workshop and training for counsellors who wish to gain knowledge

and experience of counselling young people informed by the BACP competencies. This experiential course is about engagement and context and will explore the differences between counselling young people and adults, looking at neuroscience, physical and social development and the impact of the modern world. Each day will have a balance of theory and practice with a focus on linking to our collective experience of work with young people.

The YPC fosters a sense of community and encourages a network of practitioners who are passionate about helping young people find their way from selfies to self-actualisation.

Your own inner young person is a welcome and an essential part of the training in learning what helps and hinders counselling young people.

Facilitators: Alistair Mayor & Sian Jones, both experienced trainers, counsellors and supervisors of work with young people.

Cost for the weekend £235 or early bird price £200 by the end of

September. Lunch and refreshments are included.

CPD certificate of attendance.

For more information and booking a place, please tel: 01273 711633 or email:

10th& 11th NOVEMBER 2018@ Young People’s Centre , Brighton

Sat 10th10am- 5pm Sun 11th 9am -4pm

Peer supervision

Bryony, a Person-Centred counsellor (qualified 2012) who has been attending the Community meetings has just started out in private practice and is looking to either join an existing peer supervision group, or to start a new one.

I am open to being in a group of mixed modalities providing there is a shared appreciation of the Person-Centred approach. I imagine the group would meet monthly but I am open to suggestion regarding the detail of how this group would be run. I would like to keep costs to a minimum, but minimising cost is not my only motive. I would like to mix the benefits of formal 1:1 supervision with peer group support and sharing. A mix of levels of experience could be good - ideally there would be someone in the group who is at least as experienced as me. I could possibly accommodate meetings at my house - Saturday mornings could work.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to know more about me, if you’re interested in the opportunity or you have any suggestions please email me at

Free membership of BAPCA!

BAPCA (British Association for the Person Centred Approach) has recently changed its name to simply The Person-Centered Association. All trainees (or people qualified less than a year) can now join for free for a year. Sign up on their website. Benefits of membership are a great members' magazine - Person Centred Quarterly, an academic journal - Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies, free listing in the therapists directory, reduced fees for a variety of things and a general sense of connection to the wider Person Centred Community.

Counselling room to hire in Hove

A lovely, contemporary, bright therapeutic room is available to hire 8am-10pm, 7 days a week! 10 minutes drive from central Brighton, close to Hove train station, regular bus routes and free nearby parking.

Affordable rates for ad hoc and block bookings: Hourly bookings of £7 and discounted rates for half day (4 hrs) £25 and full days (8hrs) £46.

- Easy and convenient online booking system

- Free Tea & Coffee making facilities

- Flexible, no monthly fees, no minimum client hours required

- Free WiFi

- Seats up to 5 people for CPD groups/Supervision (Group rates available)

To find out further information or to make a booking to view the room, please call 07907 691971 or visit our website

Contribute to the newsletter

Remember that you can share things via this newsletter. If there's anything you think would be of relevance to your Person Centred peers feel free to send it in to the email address at the bottom and we can include it here. You might have something you'd like to let us know or you might even have a question to ask and perhaps others reading this newsletter can help answer it...

Community Meetings

Community Meetings are held on the third Saturday at each month at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF (see map). We meet upstairs, usually in room 3, but the room number will be indicated on the whiteboard which is next to the Reception desk. Newcomers are always welcome, come along, say hi and see what it’s all about!

The next meeting at the Friends Meeting House is Saturday 20th October. The meeting runs from 9:30 to 12:30, but arrive a little earlier to give yourself time to prepare a drink. The cost is £5 to cover hire of room and tea, coffee and biscuits.

Social Media

We have an ever growing presence on Facebook and Twitter, so join us there, if you haven't already :) it's a great way to share updates on Community stuff and Counselling related articles.

If you see anything interesting that you'd like to share with the Community please feel free to post to our Facebook page, tweet us, or send by e-mail to and we'll share it for you.

If you're on Facebook why not 'like' our Brighton Person-Centred Community Facebook Page and join the other 160 plus people who enjoy our posts? Or if you prefer to Tweet our twitter following is now over 350 people! Find us @BrightonPCC.

Right, that's all from us for now. If we don't see you at the forthcoming meeting you'll hear from us again in August with the latest from the community.

Best wishes


On behalf of the Brighton Person-Centred Community

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