Leicester Centre For Psychodynamic Counselling
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, including being a senior mentor to associate members and sitting on the Professional Development, Accreditation and Website committees. He is a member of BACP and a Senior Member of APPCIOS.
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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychoanalytic Council
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
- assessment - £10
- counselling fees are £40 per session, with reductions available for those on a low income.
Training Courses and CPD
- Individually priced
- £10 per year, giving 10% discount on CPD and an opportunity to suggest / deliver CPD to peers
LCPC is interested in developing a community of psychodynamic practitioners, which will hopefully be 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.