Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling is opening up again to clients and students following the long closure enforced by the Coronavirus. We have been able to switch to online work and therefore have been relatively fortunate to be able to continue to provide the service remotely. Thank you to all our therapists and clients who have been so patient and flexible in making the switch, as well as to our Diploma students who have been understanding in the change to their course delivery.
While we are opening up the Centre to face to face work from 14th September, it is important to stress that this is a slow and cautious re-opening. We recognise that some clients will not want to work online and need face to face therapy, while others may remain concerned about returning to the Centre and the city for various reasons, so we will continue to offer the online service to all those who wish to remain as they are, and for new clients who want to work online. There is no push to return to face to face work for therapists or clients but we have taken a lot of care to prepare the Centre for a safe, Covid-minded re-opening for those who do. We continue to hold to our principles of providing a timely and affordable service to the local community, so if you feel you may need counselling then please get in contact with us.
We have a very active and thriving student contingent at LCPC too – with the second cohort of our Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling having completed their studies now. We wish them the very best though we know we will continue to see them in the future – we have developed a system whereby not only do our students have an in-house placement throughout their Diploma training, supervised until completion, but once qualified they automatically begin to get paid work with us. This underlines our commitment to our students and helps the continuing growth of our community.
We are taking applications for our fourth cohort (I personally dislike that word, I recently saw a course in Oslo describe it’s new intake as a “litter” which I really like), which begins in January 2021. Places are filling up and we have added a third day as there have been so many applications so far. Our popular Skills Certificate will be taking place on 13/14/15 November at the Mercure Grand Hotel in Leicester and again, places are going quickly so see our events page if you are interested in joining us. Other events and trainings are being scheduled so please check back here regularly, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated.