groups

The Counsellors working in the NHS Network was established in 2014 and had its first meeting on the 12th of June 2014 in Manchester attended by 50 counsellors (in statutory and third sector organisations in the North West) working with NHS patients in a variety of primary/secondary care or IAPT services. This meeting was followed by a second held in December 2014 and was hosted by BACP and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). The network is supported by North West Psychological Professions Network (PPN North West), BACP and local universities.

Aims

The aims of the network were established at the inaugural meeting and are as follows:

  • to promote the contribution of the counselling profession to NHS patients
  • to encourage networking and the development of professional leadership
  • to support continuation of professional development
  • to contribute to the aims and objectives of PPN North West as part of the Centre for Professional Workforce Development.

Meetings 

There will be two meetings a year, held in venues in the North West. These are usually held from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and have a clinical focus. Details of these meetings are provided to members of the group by the network.

Contact

For further information please contact the Chair of the Network, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Professional Lead for Counselling, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Useful Resources

05/04/2017 - University of Central Lancashire Agenda

Presentation:

 

06/07/2016 - University of Central Lancashire Agenda

Presentations:

02/12/2015 - University of Central Lancashire Agenda

Presentation:

  • Hidden Trauma - Angela West, Senior Counsellor, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

03/06/2015 - University of Salford Agenda

Presentations:

 

03/12/2014 - University of Central Lancashire Agenda

Presentations:

 

12/06/2014 - Kings Meeting House, Manchester

PPN North West and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) co-hosted this lively and informative workshop that was attended by 50 counsellors from statutory and Third Sector organisations, who work with NHS patients across the region.

The aim of the event was to provide a springboard for the creation of a professional network for counsellors working with NHS patients in the North West, to:

  • Promote the contribution of the counselling profession to NHS patients
  • Encourage networking and the development of professional leadership
  • Support continuing professional development
  • Contribute to the aims and objectives of PPN North West as part of the Centre for Professional Workforce Development (CPWD)

Presentations

Counselling Network
BACP Overview
Continuing Professional Development for Counsellors in IAPT

Report

Report of the Consultation Event (along with actions and next steps)

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