Ellesmere Counselling and Psychotherapy Training has announced a special deal for private therapists and counsellors to encourage them to try their new therapy centre on Beverley Road in Hull.
From now until 31 July, any private talking therapist booking a therapy room at either ECPT’s new centre on Beverley Road or the established centre on Holderness Road can hire the room free of charge. Room rates have also been reduced to £5 per hour throughout the rest of 2021.
Director Mike Hostick said: “Since lockdown, the amount of face-to-face therapy work going on in our centre and across mental health services in Hull has inevitably reduced, which has impacted on both the therapists and their clients. While online therapy sessions have been a boon for some, others have suffered from not being able to receive therapy in-person in a specialist space. We would love to see the return of face-to-face sessions for those that prefer them as we move out of lockdown and start to get back to somewhere near normal.”
In early 2021, ECPT opened a second, larger centre on Beverley Road to cope with growing demand and have spent time creating a space to meet the needs of the local therapist community. ECPT now have a total of fourteen therapy rooms across the two centres as well as group therapy rooms and teaching space.
Director of Training, Kathie Hostick, added: “We have poured our hearts into creating more high-quality facilities for mental health frontline services in Hull and we look forward to seeing the community rebuild physically as we welcome more therapists back to our centres. We hope that by offering our rooms for free or at a reduced price will encourage more therapists in Hull and East Yorkshire to come and see what is available here at ECPT.”
The demand for therapy services in Hull has not let up during covid and ECPT are already on track for a record intake for their UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist training courses this September. They are also hoping to return their regular program of CPD courses for trainee and qualified therapists, including certified Mental Health First Aid courses and TA101, back to the classroom this Autumn as restrictions ease.