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Division of Counselling Psychology

The Division of Counselling Psychology promotes the interests of Counselling Psychologists across the UK.


Division of Counselling Psychology 

Trainee Support Online Sessions 

Thursday 18 March 2021 - 18.30 - 19.30

Thursday 22 July 2021 - 18.30 - 19.30

Thursday 23 September 2021 - 18.30 - 19.30

Thursday 18 November 2021 - 18.30 - 19.30

Following the successful sessions in 2020, this is a space for trainees around the country to get together, network, share ideas and their experiences of their training journey thus far. 

The sessions are aimed at all Counselling Psychology Trainees. These events will be hosted by Ben Amponsah. 

How to join the event: 

18 March 2021

22 July 2021

23 September 2021

18 November 2021 


The Division of Counselling Psychology Northern Ireland Branch

Free Member Online Networking event

Friday 26 March 2021 from 12.30pm – 14:00pm

We invite Trainees and Current Members of DCoP NI to join us to discuss your aspirations to develop into leadership/senior roles, how you can tailor your placement experience to your future career aspirations, how to engage more in research/impact, and to take advantage of CPD opportunities.

We will look at and talk about skills required and areas to develop, including developing special interest groups within NI for example Trauma, Child, Adolescent, Adult and Older Adult.

This may lead into a discussion around career progression (progress from band 7, to 8a, an 8b and 8c posts) and sharing information around competency based interviews.

This event is aimed at broadening your experience post qualification. 

Networking Event 26 March 2021


Division of Counselling Psychology Wales 

Networking event: Extending the reach across Wales - Meet the Welsh DCoP Chair and Committee Members

Monday 12 April 2021 - 18.00-19.00

How to join (login required) 


Psychopharmacology: Guidance for Psychologists working therapeutically with clients prescribed or withdrawing from prescribed drugs 

26 April 2021, 9.30am - 3.00pm 

This is an interactive webinar for a small group in which attendees will be able to see, hear, and interact with other attendees. The event content includes: - The History and Purpose of Prescribing: critical issues for Counselling Psychologists and implications for therapy - Essential knowledge of 'mainstream' drugs and new drugs on the horizon - Collaborative working with clients and their drug prescriber.

For further details and to Register 


Division of Counselling Psychology 

Independent route Qualification for Counselling Psychology (QCo) Trainee Support Online Session 

Thursday 20 May 2021 - 18.30 - 19.30

Following on from the successful event in 2020, this is a space for trainees on the Independent Route Qualification for Counselling Psychology (QCoP) to engage and interact plus air any concerns or thoughts on their programmes. Members will be able to share a space for networking, ask questions and share ideas, thoughts etc.


This session is aimed at QCoP Trainees only. This session will be hosted by Ben Amponsah.  


Join the Session 


Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference 

16 July 2021 - 17 July 2021 

9.00am - 4.00pm 

In a year where there has been much talk of adapting to a ‘new normal’ and an era of ‘fake news’ our theme this year embraces the societal concerns and anxieties around us. We are living in a changing world and uncertain times and nationally, our society has, and continues to, transform. Issues such as Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic present anxieties around concerns such as social cohesion, national identity and economic reconfiguration. The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis and in the UK it has been described as a turning point for mental health. Furthermore, the Health Foundation highlights that there has been increasing recognition that the pandemic exacerbates racial inequalities. While the Black Lives Matters movement may spark controversy it has fuelled further questioning of racial inequality and racism facing us today, both nationally and internationally.

This year has brought with it some big challenges but Brexit, Covid-19 and racial inequality are not our only concerns. Other challenges facing us today, in no particular order, include: climate change, knife crime, terrorism, the ageing population, social injustice, poverty, human trafficking and human slavery, neurodiversity, gender diversity, addiction to prescribed drugs, the NHS, and even the future of our profession. The conference team, with support from the Executive Committee, want to explore how counselling psychologists can contribute to wellbeing in this age of anxiety.

For more information and to register please go to the link below. 

DCoP Annual Conference 2021 

Apply for a Conference Bursary - Closing date 6 April 2021









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