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We hope that this page will be a helpful resource for people who are interested in counselling and in the person-centred approach.


The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy aims to provide a safe and accountable counselling and psychotherapy service for both practitioners and clients.

The British Association for the Person-Centred Approach promotes and supports the person-centred approach in the UK. Included on the web site is information on theory and practice, forthcoming events and the magazine Person-Centred Quarterly.

The Association for the Development of the Person-Centred Approach is an international network of individuals who support the development and application of the approach. The association publishes a newsletter, journal, and membership directory. It sponsors an annual conference.

The independent Practitioners network is a national network which offers an accredited route based on continuing peer assessment. Practitioners come from a wide variety of therapeutic and educational backgrounds and can negotiate to join an existing group or join others to form a new group. 



Foundation Degree in Counselling at Harrow College
Part time course validated by Middlesex University
Tel: 020 8909 6100

Higher Education Diploma in Counselling at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
Part time person-centred training through to an HE Diploma in Counselling. Contact Elizabeth Smith, course tutor, private counsellor and supervisor.
Tel: 020 8954 2320

Diploma in Counselling at City Lit Centre for Adult Learning
Part time diploma course, counselling workshops.
Contact counselling@citylit.ac.uk
Tel: 0207 492 2530

Making the Difference
Barrie Hopwood is a counsellor, supervisor and trainer. He offers experiential humanistic training for counsellors, supervisors and professionals in helping relationships. The programme includes workshops on shame, addiction, depression, dreams and ‘the body never lies'.
Tel: 07808 766067

Space 2 Talk, Stevenage
Workshops and training for qualified counsellors.
Tel: 0845 224 3419/07962 421 270

The Foundation for The Developing Person
Provides students with opportunities to develop their own professional and personal potential. Offers diploma courses and workshops.
Director Jan Hawkins. Tel: 020 8531 9760



Hillingdon BAPCA
Are you a person-centred counsellor or training to be one? Are you interested in joining a person-centred group to share experiences and ideas, development and training. Hillingdon BAPCA meet in Uxbridge, West London, once each month and would love to see you.
Tel: 01753 682 429 / 07817 223 669

Person-Centred Approach Network
Provides opportunities for people to experience temporary person-centred communities. The gatherings can be challenging, exciting and deeply moving.

Sussex Person-Centred Community
Based in Brighton. Monthly community type meetings on a Saturday morning, holds workshops and produces a regular news letter.


Paula Newman Counselling Services

Paula Newman's Blog

Alan Turner's Website
Includes a vast array of person-centred websites and resources.



PCCS Books
Publisher of counselling books and journals. Dedicated to the person-centred approach.


Counselling in Harrow
Paula Newman - 020 8930 9831 / 07941 958 034

Counselling in EDGWARE
Lester Chern - 07973 803 952


Paula Newmans's Blog

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