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Welcome to the

Professional

Practitioner Portal​

“The Professional Practitioner” portal is an online resource dedicated to promoting high standards of professional practice by practitioners in the talking and listening therapy services.  

The portal has been created by the Psychologists Protection Society Trust, a defence organisation, run for the benefit of members who are counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists.  The main purpose of The Psychologists Protection Society is to provide members with assistance when complaints are received from clients and other professional protection matters. The Trust however also has a further objective: to help members avoid problems where possible, by providing education and advice to members and to promote high standards of professional practice.  

This portal contains a variety of content, including articles, events, CPD activities, documents from the PPS archives, etc which are available to all members.  We will add new content from time to time so it is worth “bookmarking” this page.  

It is hoped members will find the content thought-provoking and members will be encouraged to think more about areas of their professional practice where problems can arise and whether or not these problems can be avoided. 

If you are not a member of The Psychologists Protection Society and would like to join us,
please visit www.ppstrust.org to find out more.

Latest

Articles

It may surprise therapists to hear that irrespective of a client’s presenting issue, the therapeutic modality applied or therapy’s context within the Western world, around 10% of people attending therapy report experiencing their therapy as harmful.

Ten years ago, I was preparing to close my practice as counsellor, supervisor and trainer, relocate to another part of the country and start up again in a place where I knew no-one. By far the hardest part of the 2 year wind-down was deciding how to bring different things to a close[i], and then working out how and when to give notice

If you’re planning to offer a therapeutic service online or already working online, I hope this article will help. The ideas in here have been drawn from my 12 years’ experience as an online counsellor and the accumulated experiences of students

legal implications
Therapist with questions
Therapists using remote technology

Ten years ago, I was preparing to close my practice as counsellor, supervisor and trainer, relocate to another part of the country and start up again in a place where I knew no-one. By far the hardest part of the 2 year wind-down was deciding how to bring different things to a close[i], and then working out how and when to give notice

If you’re planning to offer a therapeutic service online or already working online, I hope this article will help. The ideas in here have been drawn from my 12 years’ experience as an online counsellor and the accumulated experiences of students

Therapist with questions
Therapists using remote technology
Therapist with questions
Article

Thinking about leaving the profession? – Sally Despenser

Ten years ago, I was preparing to close my practice as counsellor, supervisor and trainer, relocate to another part of the country and start up again in a place where I knew no-one. By far the hardest part of the 2 year wind-down was deciding how to bring different things to a close[i], and then working out how and when to give notice

Therapists using remote technology
Article
Therapists consider security
Article

Some Thoughts About Personal Safety For Therapists – Sally Despenser

If you’re planning to offer a therapeutic service online or already working online, I hope this article will help. The ideas in here have been drawn from my 12 years’ experience as an online counsellor and the accumulated experiences of students who have trained to work online with Online Training for Counsellors Ltd (1).

CPD Activities

This section contains a list of CPD Activities which are currently available for members to view.  Some of these CPD activities are videos of CPD events which the Psychologists Protection Society Trust holds from time to time.  

PSS Trust is looking for new Trustees, think you’ve got what it takes?