Newsletter - December 2018

The latest news from the Brighton Person-Centred Community...

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

Are you feeling in the spirit of peace and good will to all beings, or does Christmas turn you right off? Whatever your attitude or feelings at this time of year you are welcome to be with us at our next meeting this Saturday 15th December. Join us! See below for details.

Post meeting social

Some of us will be getting together after the meeting on Saturday and you're welcome to join us, whether or not you've attended the meeting. We don't have a plan so will be deciding ad hoc where to go for some food and/or drink. So just turn up and we'll see what happens!

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Union

Did you know there's a Union you can join as a counsellor? PCU was founded in 2016 to support therapists and the future of our profession. It costs between £1 and £5 per month and they can support you with:

  • workplace disciplinary and grievance procedures

  • complaints processes

  • bullying, harassment and discrimination

  • problems with training organisations

  • contract vetting

  • whistleblowing-related problems

  • organisational dysfunction

  • threatened closure of trainings and organisations

  • issues of discrimination, difference and diversity

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.

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 15th December. 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

Website: Brighton Person-Centred CommunityFind us on Facebook: Brighton Person-Centred CommunityFollow us on Twitter: @BrightonPCC

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