Are you a qualified counsellor, therapist, clinical psychologist or someone with another relevant training who cares deeply about the climate and ecological crisis? Have you worked on your own feelings about the climate crisis and would like to offer some of your time to help others manage theirs? Do you have the capacity for the deep listening, support and validation that are so often needed?
CPA has a directory of therapeutic practitioners who offer three free sessions of support to anyone who is affected by the ecological, biodiversity and climate crises, and we invite you to join.
- Helping to understand our complex individual and cultural responses as the crisis unfolds and we engage with the unthinkable
- Helping people to develop resilience, so that they can contribute to sustainable communities and prepare for change
- Validating people’s experiences of responses to the climate crisis; helplessness, grief, anger, despair and fear all have their place in this work
These free sessions can sometimes lead to ongoing counselling, whether that continues to be free, low-cost or paid.
How to join
If you are suitably trained and are interested in making this offering please click here first to join CPA. You can either pay the full annual fee of £42 or, if this is uncomfortable for you or you are joining predominantly to join the Therapeutic Support register, you can opt to pay the reduced fee of £12 per annum.
We particularly welcome practitioners from minority and under-represented backgrounds and if you identify as a person of colour we can, if you wish, put you in touch with our group for people of colour within our organisation who meet monthly for support and to work on ideas for in-reach and outreach projects.
Once you are a CPA member please
Benefits of membership
As a member you will be welcome to our monthly, clinically focused event for Therapeutic Support practitioners and those in the wider CPA membership. This is a free, drop-in gathering on Zoom. You will also have access to our group on the community platform to make connections with others.
If you feel unsure or have any questions you are welcome to
Please note that CPA is not operating a counselling service or promoting individual practitioners. We simply operate a register of eco-aware practitioners who offer the free sessions of therapeutic support. It is assumed that practitioners enter into their own contracts with anyone who contacts them and that practitioners have professional indemnity insurance and appropriate supervision in place. It is the responsibility of each practitioner to manage their therapeutic support offering within their capacity.