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COVID 19 & CPD Sessions

The Holiday Inn Brighton Sea Front has supplied us with copies of 2 risk assessments, and an informational video. I have added them to the front page of the website.

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Summer 2020 issue of SCAP Magazine

summer20 mag imageIn the Summer 2020 issue of SCAP Magazine:

  • How we went online: SCAP counsellors and therapists discuss their professional experiences of the coronavirus crisis
  • Child psychotherapist Emma Connor answers our new members Q&A
  • 10 tips for offering online support videos
  • News of the rescheduled AGM and committee vacancies

Plus: Fear and phobias, rethinking our values in response to Covid-19, existential courage with Emmy van Deurzen, and the latest book reviews

SCAP Magazine is distributed free to SCAP members. To join, email To contribute to SCAP Magazine, email the editor, Isobel Todd:

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Clients/patients work using the internet or phone

Even though many in SCAP are not Psycotherapist on a European level, (and even though we are not in Europe !) I thought this message from the EAP General Secretary regarding clients sessions may be of interest. When the final document (mentioned below)  becomes available I will post it for those who may be interested.


'Dear friends, dear colleagues,

We all are living in very unusual times - even during the war there was no restrictions of social gatherings of such drastic extent. We are one of the most negatively affected professions in this advent of isolation.

However, we know probably better than anybody, how the contact and relationship is essential in the times of crisis and uncertainty. Finally, all our attempts are addressed to make people feel better with others.

Now we are in very special situation. Direct personal contact in most European countries is discouraged, or even banned. Even without these official measures we understand, that this is a way to protect many lives.

So the only way still to help our clients/patients is a work using internet or phone. We understand, that in recent years this type of work has grown in popularity, but still remained a minority in our practice. Now it must become an obligatory way of work, an quite intense.

So the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) is proposing a draft document on this kind of therapy, prepared mainly by our former EAP president Adrian Rhodes, and a collection of regulatory documents on this matter from different European countries. We hope it will help you to feel a little bit more competent working in this approach.

Keep healthy, keep calm, keep together!....'

Eugenijus Laurinaitis,
Secretary General of EAP

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Members Magazine Autumn/Winter 2019

Our magazine has gone to press and will be delivered to all members early in October  - the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of SCAP Magazine includes:


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  • Get organised! Why now is the time to join a counselling union
  • Equine therapy: how horses can help us heal
  • The surprising connection between therapists and spiders

Plus: New SCAP seminar dates, Invisible conditions, Focusing, the growing demand for LGBTQ+ therapists, and the latest book reviews and CPD reports


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Summer Edition Magazine

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In the Summer 2019 issue of SCAP Members Magazine (out soon)

  • “Failures offer more resources than any honours or degrees…” To mark graduation season, Sussex counsellors and
    therapists pen letters of advice to their newly qualified selves.
  • The politics of feeling: we put Brexit on the couch.
  • De-escalating via direct messaging – the Chief Clinical Officer at Shout introduces this new 24/7 SMS support service
    for people in crisis.

Plus: Remembering former SCAP chair Adrienne Hirschfeld, why we should stop talking about ‘closure’, and the
latest book reviews and CPD reports

SCAP Magazine is distributed free to SCAP members. To join, 

To contribute to SCAP Magazine, email the editor, Isobel Todd via the contact us page of our website.

Sussex Counselling & Psychotherapy website 

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Spring Magazine out Soon

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The spring 2019 members magazine has gone for printing and will be arriving on your door mat in the next few weeks.

This addition includes:

  • Counselling and the calendar
  • 19 ways to screw up a time-limited ending
  • Involuntary childlessness: how therapy can help
  • Dr Dan Siegel on the embodied mind

Plus: SCAP Spring Social, Brighton psychosis conference announced, gender dysphoria documentary screening, and the latest book reviews and CPD reports.


As with previous issues, once the hard copy has been delivered, the e version will be archived to the members area.

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Busy as a bee



This has been a busy few days for SCAP, with lots of email going out - with What's on in Sussex, and quite a few individual (expedited) emails with some great stuff on offer.

Also, the latest edition of our members magazine will be dropping on your door mat very soon.

The schedule of events for 2019 have also been finalised.


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SCAP Magazine Next Issue


winter2018imageIn the Autumn/Winter 2018 issue of SCAP Magazine:

  • Talking therapy with musicians
  • Samaritans at 50: Celebrating with the Brighton & Hove branch
  • The manager of Third Age Counselling on working with older clients
  • Book Now! First announcement of the 2019 SCAP CPD programme




  • Brighton Oasis Project performs The Art of Attachment
  • Mothers for mental health
  • Documentaries to catch at film festival Cinecity
  • and the latest book reviews and CPD reports


Due out 1st week in November

SCAP Magazine is distributed free to SCAP members.

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Summer 2018 SCAP Magazine

august mag 2018 coverThe Summer 2018 SCAP Magazine is due out on 11th August. This issue includes:

  • The ‘silence’ and ‘shame’ of the millennial female therapist
  • Drama therapist Bruce Guthrie on his new radio show
  • Understanding psychosis with Soteria in the Pub
  • Why Brighton’s Simon Lelic set his new thriller in a counselling room

Plus: Rapping for mental health with singer Rag’n’Bone Man, Therapy Thoughts, 10 things we learned… about dependency, and the latest book reviews and CPD reports

SCAP Magazine is distributed free to SCAP members. To join Sussex Counselling & Psychotherapy visit our registration page 

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