Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling aims to provide services on a number of levels:
- a counselling service for the local community, with reduced fees for clients who are unemployed, low waged or students;
- a training centre for those wanting to become a psychodynamic counsellor;
- a provider of high quality psychodynamic CPD and training courses for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists;
- to develop a community of psychodynamic practitioners
- to support and promote a public program of events to increase awareness of counselling and psychotherapy
Training, qualifications & experience
The founder and manager of LCPC is Jason Hughes, a psychodynamic counsellor and organisational therapist with over 20 years experience working therapeutically - initially in a Northamptonshire Therapeutic Community, and for over 10 years in and around Leicestershire in various organisations such as Leicester University, Leicestershire County Council Youth Service, Open Door and in private practice.
Jason has most recently been working as a tutor and group facilitator on various courses at Leicester University, before setting up LCPC in 2017. He is also actively involved in various roles with APPCIOS, the Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling In Organisational Settings.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Concessions offered for
- assessment - £10
- counselling fees are on a sliding scale, from £10-£40 depending on circumstances
Training Courses and CPD
- Individually priced
When we work
Open from 9am - 8pm for appointments, Monday to Friday
LCPC is interested in developing a community of psychodynamic practitioners, a supportive and sustaining group for each other, for trainee counsellors, and for the local community as a whole. Membership and attendance at CPD and training events is not limited to psychodynamic practitioners, all are welcome, but events and trainings will be psychodynamically orientated.