Welcome to Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility

PCSR is a not-for-profit organisation. Our members are therapists, counsellors and other professionals and individuals engaged in supporting our ethos.

We are committed to


  • locating counselling and psychotherapy in its social, political, ecological, and economic context
  • recognising the impact of the political dimension on the client-therapist relationship
  • developing ideas about how social, economic, political, ecological and cultural issues can be integrated into theory and practice
  • identifying and challenging adverse discrimination at all levels within our profession and in the wider world
  • generating action, launching campaigns, and seeking to influence political processes

Latest events

Celebrating Activism in Counselling and Psychotherapy

15 May 2021

As well as fantastic speakers including Susan Cousins, Mamood Ahmad, Maria Albertsen, Ruth Allen and Victoria Nelson, we will also be highlighting activism work from across the profession, and this is where you come in!...

SHADES of Life - Colour Constellations

24 Apr 2021

These workshops will explore the many different SHADES of Life, with a focus on colour dynamics in personal relationships and professional contexts. They aim to explore the colour entanglements that arise in families and communities...

Exploring the barriers to inclusion within Counselling and Psychotherapy Training and Education

25 Feb 2021

The aspiration for this event is to start a dialogue with programme leaders, tutors, and educational institutions which can inform future diversity and inclusion standards and competences within the industry and practice, with an initial focus on race and...


Latest resources

Letter from PCU re Mental Health Act White paper and NHS White paper

19 Apr 2021

Letter written by PCU accompanying their Statement about the White papers: signed by PCSR as a member of Partners for Counselling and Psychotherapy...

Open Letter opposing Policing Bill, signed by PCSR

23 Mar 2021

We write to share our profound concern and alarm over the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill published last week. Not only does this Bill contain numerous threats to the right to peaceful protest and access to the countryside, criminalise Gypsy and...

Open letter to Liz Truss on her speech Fight for Fairness

21 Dec 2020

Fight for Fairness – a speech by Liz Truss Last night I read the full speech from Liz Truss, MP and Minister of Trade and Women & Equalities, “Fight for Fairness”.1 By the time I finished reading I was shaking with anger. I wasn’t sure whether to write th...


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