NCS | PCA Encounter Group - Coventry 30th September

We are officially changing our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

Information for members

From the 15th of May 2023, we will officially be changing our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

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An encounter group was held in February, hosted by BAPCA, with a mixture of counsellors, trainees, and people who are person-centered or interested in the PCA but who are not working in counselling. The day was a delight! Several of us found it very moving to be 'part of'.

Some comments from those who came:

"I was pleasantly surprised at how welcoming everyone was; not just our host LJ, but other folks who had been to these days before. The atmosphere was informal - there was no agenda - but the conversation just flowed. The level of sharing made me feel as though more than a few of us found it incredibly valuable. Emotional at times, which goes to show the depth at which we were able to share. Not a bad achievement for a single day! It's not a therapy session of course, but there were some insights which gave me real clarity on things and I felt lifted as I walked to the train station."

"Each attendee was open to discuss and to express their past and present feelings, which opened deeper emotions in the room. I felt very much accepted as a black Caribbean woman and not restricted to be myself. Even if before the encounter session started, I connected with some of the attendees, which made me realised how powerful the group was, and the trust was establish to open up."

"Nevertheless, I felt sad when saying ‘”goodbye” to them all, as it felt like a special reunion convention, and I may not going to see them for a very long time. ‘Amazing’ was the word I have used before, I can confirm that the time I’ve had was ‘fabulous’, and I did not want it to end. I would like to share something with trainees like me, and this could also help an anxious person coming to attend those events: “Be yourself, and you are going to be ok”.

This is the perfect opportunity to learn, to grow in the process of finding yourself."


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