The Brighton Person-Centred Community is open to anyone interested in the Person-Centred Approach.
*Please note that the Community meetings on the second and third Saturdays of each month are by no means exclusive to therapists and counsellors.
The group was formed in recognition of the fact that there were few organized opportunities locally for counsellors and therapists with an interest in the person-centred approach to come together for contact and mutual support.
This perceived gap highlighted the need for a group where sustained personal/professional contact was made possible.
For more than ten years our community has been meeting once a month on a Saturday morning.
Please visit the Workshops page for news of an upcoming encounter group on 11th May and workshops on 13th April and 13th July.
Hove Counselling and Psychotherapy have now opened a new centre in Westbourne Street in addition to their existing centre in Portland Road. For more details look under the links page.
There is now a regular group on the first Saturday of each month for newly qualified practitioners. Please visit our Meetings & Groups page for more information. The next meeting is on Saturday 2nd March
The next walking meeting is on Saturday 9th March. The next meeting at the Friends' Meeting House is on Saturday 17th February. We now have a card reader, so you need not be concerned about bringing cash; though we are still happy to accept cash or for you to pay online.
We had a successful meeting at The Friends' Meeting House in November where we discussed, amongst other things, how we describe the meetings. We realise the word 'meeting' is a bit general and maybe dry sounding, when the intention is for us to encounter each other as humans with the Person Centred core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence.
In the future we will be working on how we describe the group meetings so it's clearer what they are about and we'll be aiming to get some social media marketing to raise the profile of the Community. We are happy to invite anyone to contribute thoughts and ideas to this discussion.
There are three meetings each month:
A New Practitioners' meeting in Hove on the first Saturday of each month;
A walking meeting on the second Saturday of each month;
A conventional, in-person meeting on the third Saturday.
For more details, and for the dates of this month's meetings, please visit
our Meetings & Groups page.
Our existing funds are reasonably healthy; but we certainly will not refuse donations if you feel like contributing to our future. If you would like to make a voluntary donation, our bank details are:
PERSON CENTRED COMMUNITY;
Alternatively, please contact our treasurer, William Johnston, at email@example.com.