Hello and welcome to the brand new Counsellors Together UK Members Club.

Launched in August 2019, we are excited by the impact this club will have on those therapists who decide to join us, the wider CTUK group and the counselling world in general. Yes, at CTUK, we like to dream BIG!

CTUK has had an amazing first two years, influencing policy change and successful campaign work, as well as launching the UK’s first-ever National Counsellors’ Day. We work hard to help counsellors, and all therapists, to be recognised for the brilliant work they do, and to fight to end the culture and prevalence of unpaid work within our profession. You can read all about us by clicking on the link to the right.

However, despite our success, we WANT, no we MUST, do more!

And to do that we need more funding!

Up until now, we have relied on our admin to work on a voluntary basis and also to personally fund the work we do, but this must change. Our hope is that this paid Members Club will allow us to raise enough money to fund our ongoing campaign work.

Membership is just £6 per month

In return, we offer a VERY impressive range of benefits which you can view and sign up for below.


Member Benefits

Reduced cost, high-quality CPD

In collaboration with JHD Counselling Services, we will be offering CPD workshops around the UK. JHD Counselling Services provides Level 1 – 4 counselling training, as well as many CPD workshops. In 2018 they were awarded ‘Outstanding’ via an independent examiner for their NCS Quality Checked Courses. We aim to bring the workshops to where you are, limiting your need to travel ro access excellent CPD. Members of the CTUK Members Club will be able to access the workshops for just £20-40 per day. The usual cost to attend is between £80-120. As you can see, there is the potential to save thousands of pounds.

Some of the workshops on offer include; Body image, eating disorders and self-harm, Working with emotional abuse and narcissistic personality disorder, Working with sexuality, Introduction to Gestalt Techniques, CYP mental health and suicide risk – early intervention, Working with grief and loss, Dealing with the responsibility of being a counsellor – intakes/assessments/use of supervision to protect yourself with clients…. and more!

All CPD workshops will be advertised in the members-only area of this website, for which you will receive login details for once you sign up.


Online CPD Hub

Every two weeks we will be hosting a live online training session which can be interactive. These training sessions will be delivered by members of CTUK who will receive payment for delivering them. The trainings will be recorded and will be stored in the member’s area here on this website, which you can access any time you log in. Trainings will cover a wide and diverse range of topics, e.g. working with transference, how to blog, how to attract clients, how to be GDPR compliant, working with addiction, working with suicidal clients, etc. Each training will count towards your CPD and you can even download a certificate. *Due to start September 2019.


Free Online Counselling Directory Listing

All CTUK Members are invited to submit a listing to our new online counselling directory ‘Find a Therapist’ over on our main website (www.ukcounsellors.co.uk). This will give you an extra online presence and will help to bring you more clients. supervisees and perhaps even training opportunities. Clients will be able to search for you by postcode, modality, fees and more. Currently, we have between 200 to several thousands of visitors to the site every day. When you submit a listing admin will do some basic SEO work on your behalf, and as we grow our membership and begin to make money we will invest in someone to manage this for us to help the directory to rank high in search engine results. To see an example of a counselling directory listing click here.


Diploma in Working with Children and Young People – age 11- 18 years

Dr Sue Pattison

About the course – This course is brought to you by Dr Sue Pattison from SPC Online Training Academy.

This course is for you if you are a student wanting practice hours from placements with CYP or an adult trained counsellor wanting to extend your practice.

Before you decide if you want to buy any of the course modules you are able to access one module for free. In this free module, you will learn professional body informed competences to work with children and young people aged 11-18 years.

You can access the free module here: https://www.spc-onlinetrainingacademy.com/courses/counselling-children-and-young-people-11-18-free-trial-stage-1-diploma

There are then another 3 modules to complete the course. These are:

Module 1 – Child and Adolescent Development

Module 2 – Communication with Young People

Module 3 – Beginning and Endings

Each Module is just £32 each and CTUK Members Club members get 10% off each one – simply use the code provided in the Members Area at checkout.

  • This course is undergoing assessment with the CPD Standards Office.

What’s more, when you sign up for any of the course modules you receive 25% off The Handbook for Counselling Children and Young People, published by Sage and co-edited by Sue Pattison. You will be emailed this code when you sign up for the above modules.

About the book – “Expert authors from a wide range of backgrounds bring together the fundamentals of counselling practice with children and young people in this landmark handbook. It covers all your students need to know about theory and practice approaches, the counselling process, and practice issues and settings. This second edition is updated with the latest developments and research in an ever-changing field, and includes new content on:

  • Diversity and difference
  • Mental illness
  • Safeguarding and risk assessment
  • Child and young people’s development
  • Attachment theory and application

Each chapter includes a chapter introduction and summary, reflective questions and activities, helping trainees to cement their learning. With chapters contributed by leading specialists and academics in the field, this book is essential reading for trainees and practitioners working with children and young people.

About Sue – Sue is a counsellor/psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer. Sue was Director of a PhD programme at Newcastle University for many years and is now a lecturer in psychology (part-time) at Arden University. Sue runs a busy counselling and supervision practice and teaches and researches counselling internationally. She provides online courses at SPC Online Training Academy and is joint editor of the Sage Handbook for Counselling Children and Young People, published in 2018. Sue is also joint Chair of the BACP Children, Young Peoples and Families Division.


Internal Referral Network

When you log in to the Members Area here on this website you will have access to a private forum where members can make referrals to each other, e.g. clients, employment opportunities, supervision requests, etc. There will be a space to both offer and request services. We will also have an advertising space where members can share other services they offer. Each member will be able to create a profile, and you will be able to interact with other members, build up relationships, network and support each other.


Websites for Therapists

As a member of CTUK you can take advantage of one years free hosting at Website for Therapists. This means that;

  1. If you don’t already have a website and you would like one you can use the code we will send you to receive one years free hosting with your website build. The usual price is £85. The code will remove £36, the usual cost of yearly hosting from your order, and you will pay just £49. This is an absolute bargain!
  2. If you already have a website and you’d like to swap your hosting to Websites for Therapists and receive one years free hosting then all you need to do is email Websites for Therapists to start the process. Hosting is £36 per year after year one.

You can check out some of the testimonials and images from Websites for Therapists below. *Click on the image to make it bigger.


10% OFF National Counsellors’ Day Tickets

National Counsellors' Day

If you would like to attend National Counsellors’ Day on Saturday 20th June 2020 at Amnesty International, London, then on joining the CTUK Membership Club you will be eligible for 10% off the ticket price! Just enter the code we will send you at the checkout.

National Counsellors’ Day was launched last year by Counsellors Together UK and it was a huge success. It helped to raise awareness of the counselling profession and our conference receiveded amazing feedback from all. You can read more about it and book tickets here.


Monthly Prize Draw – £15 Amazon Voucher

On the last day of each month one lucky CTUK member will win a £15 Amazon Voucher – we all love books, yeah?

Names will be drawn randomly from a computer-generated program.

We will contact each winner via email and post in our Facebook group with their permission only.


Plus much more to come….

…..we are in talks with others for discounts on books, insurance, events, etc. and expect to keep adding benefits as our CTUK Members Club grows 🙂

As you can see,

all for the above is of exceptional value

at just £6 per month!

If you’d like to join us and become a member of the CTUK Members Club then all you need to do is fill out the form below. £6 per month will be taken from the account of the card you pay with, and you can cancel your membership at any time by logging into your Members Area.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for joining us as we start this exciting new venture together. I’m really excited that you have chosen to be a part of it from the beginning, and hopefully, we’ll grow into something wonderful together.

Take care and see you in there!

Maria 🙂

Ready to join us?

Yes!

If you’re ready to join us simply enter your details below. You can opt to pay using a credit or debit card, or via PayPal. £6 will be taken from your account each month. You can cancel at any time by logging into your Members Area. You will receive an email containing your log-in details and further instructions to access the benefits above when you sign up.

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