2020 Presenters

We are delighted to let you know that the confirmed speakers at National Counsellors’ Day 2020 are;

Dr Elizabeth Cotton Surviving Work

Dr Elizabeth Cotton from Surviving Work.

Elizabeth is a writer and educator working in the field of mental health at work.

Elizabeth will be presenting her current research on IAPT and the uberisationof mental health services. She will be arguing that the emergence of digital therapy and online providers and the key employers in the future is creating a new and dangerous model of UberTherapy.

You can read more about Elizabeth and her presentation here.

Dr Philip Cox – Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Dr Philip Cox is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC reg & BACP Snr Accred) with 25 years of clinical experience.

The title of Philips presentation is Extinction Rebellion: The potential impact of civil disobedience upon Professional conduct hearings.

You can read more about Philip and his presentation here.

Pretish from Aashna

Pretish Raja-Helm from Aashna

Pretish is an Integrative Psychotherapist based in London.

Pretish will be presenting an important piece of Aashna’s current and ongoing work entitled, ‘Let’s get Uncomfortable,’ which looks at embedding explorations of race, ethnicity, culture and power within counselling and psychotherapy trainings.

You can read more about Pretish and Aashna here.

Jo Watson from A Disorder for Everyone

Jo Watson from A Disorder 4 Everyone

Jo Watson is a psychotherapist and activist with a history in the rape crisis movement of the 1990’s. She has worked therapeutically for the last 23 years with people who have experienced sexual violence and other trauma.

The title of Jo’s presentation is ‘Dropping The Disorder! – Challenging the medicalisation of emotional distress in counselling and psychotherapy.’

To find out more about Jo and her presentation here.

Mason Webb from Transitions Training and Consultancy.

Mason Webb has a trans history and has been a counsellor for 20 years.

Mason will be presenting their work around ‘debunking gender identity – a reflective guide to gender identity counselling.’

You can read more about Mason and their presentation here.


Compere – Caz Binstead

Caz Binstead Compère for National Counsellors’ Day 2020

We are happy to announce that our compere for the National Counsellors’ Day Conference 2020 is the lovely Caz Binstead.


Caz Binstead is a registered therapist and supervisor. She runs a busy private practice is London, and in her career, has enjoyed writing, teaching and supervising for the profession. Originally trained in the humanistic integrative approach, she has also studied (and subsequently co-taught) Mindfulness therapy (MBCT) at the pioneering Oxford Mindfulness Centre. 

She wrote and co-ran a popular course for some years; ‘New To Private Practice’, and her interests lie in helping students, and those new to private practice, feel confident in a transition into this type of work. She’s recently vacated her position as a supervisor to students on a BACP accredited Diploma/Advanced Diploma, to make more dedicated time for this. 

Caz enjoys giving back to her profession, and is proud to sit on the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Private Practice Committee, as a Divisional Executive. It is also why she is absolutely delighted to have been asked to be compère for this event – National Counsellors’ Day, indeed a day for celebration!

You can find out more about Caz here: www.counsellingclaphamsw4.co.uk