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

27 Feb 2021

The 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, leading to open and hon...

SHADES: Colour entanglements in a time of change

5 Dec 2020

The SHADES workshop aims to explore the colour entanglements that arise in families and communities, leading to open and honest conversations on how these issues can impact us in our personal and professional lives. Shadism in families can create conflic...


Latest resources

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...

Open letter on the pain of systemic racism

14 Dec 2020

Open letter signed by PCSR, BAATN and PCU...

PCSR Conference 2021: Celebrating Activism

9 Dec 2020

Introducing PCSR's Online 2021 Conference: Celebrating Activism in Counselling and Psychotherapy...


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