Letter from the Chair

Dear members,

we are experiencing an unusual amount of windy wet weather which has had an impact on many therapists and their clients. Somehow we cope with the weather and other issues in our lives, but I hope we can become more mindful of what so many have to face each day.  We hear so much about unemployment, debt, and homelessness and I think I am not alone these days in finding it strange that the need for food banks is growing – and not only for the unemployed.  Let’s use our awareness to reflect that people are challenged daily by problems such as these. Be kind to yourself and others.

Thank you to those who have been in touch - it is only through your input that we can make changes and improvements. Please address any further comments on use of the website to Adrienne Hirschfeld or Rob Stuart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on membership issues to Biddy Harling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and they will do their best to help. 

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Many thanks

Cathy Swaby

Editor of Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy News

 

The SCAP Committee

We would like to introduce the members of the committee to you. Please feel free to contact us. 

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Paola St George - General member

Greg Szanto - General member  

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This professional network was founded in 1985 by a group of practising counsellors to support them in their work, Sussex Counselling offers counsellors in East and West Sussex opportunities for peer support, on-going training, information about local events and practice, and support to student trainees.

We organise seminars and workshops on counselling theory and practice. We invite nationally known speakers to give lectures locally for the benefit of our members and the wider public. We operate a telephone information line and publish Sussex Counselling News every quarter and welcome contributions (reviews, articles, letters) from members. This publication reaches all our members and so is a valuable means of advertising.

Our membership includes a cross-section of professional therapists in statutory and voluntary organisations throughout Sussex. Members listed in our website directory also offer counselling as private practitioners to individuals, couples, families and groups. Their training and experience cover all the major theoretical models.

We encourage members to take an active and responsible role in all aspects of their counselling work and to be aware of the broader implications of their practice, both in the community and nationally.

Sussex Counselling aims to:
• promote high quality counselling practice
• support counsellors practising in Sussex
• encourage counsellors in their on-going training
• promote counselling interests in the community
• facilitate the availability of information about counselling and practitioners to the public.

Mindfulness, the Brain and Therapy: an Introduction

Workshop Leader     Mark Head

Location: South Wing Community Base Queens Road  Brighton, South Wing Conference Room

Date and Time:  Saturday 10th May   10am to 1pm

Price: £20 and £25 non members

Description: Mindfulness is rapidly growing in the field of Mental Health and is now used within the NHS as a treatment for the prevention of relapse with patients with depression. Alongside this there is an increasing body supporting evidence from the field of neuroscience that both mindfulness and therapy (by this I mean Counselling and Psychotherapy) can have a physical impact on the structure of the brain.


In this seminar I will provide an introductory exploration of how mindfulness and therapy are thought to impact on the brain, and explore how this knowledge might help us in how we might use mindfulness in our practice.

Mark Head  MSc (TA Psych) CTA (P) UKCP Reg Psychotherapist TSTA (P), Trainer , Supervisor, Mindfulness Trainer.

Mark is a Director of the Link Centre  [www.the linkcentre.co.uk] a training centre based in Newick Sussex that offers courses in personal and Professional development as well as longer term courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Mark’s core focus is about helping people to develop self-awareness to achieve quality in their lives and in their relationships.

Community base is within easy walking distance of Brighton Railway Station and also on a number of bus routes. Hot and cold drinks will be available as well as some nice biscuits.

Cost £20 Members and £25 non members

To book a place please contact Pat Smale   Seminar Co-ordinator    email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01273 844315  
Cheques payable to Sussex Counselling or via Paypal. Please note that there may be a cancellation fee imposed by Paypal. Any cancellations must give at least 14 days to receive a refund. 

Bookings can also be made here