About Us

About Us

 

CPT DoorEstablished in 1993, the Counselling Pastoral Trust is a grass-roots community-based counselling and training charity, with a growing national and international reputation for its work in helping individuals to breakthrough negative behaviours, and recover from chronic stress/anxiety and depression.

 

Starting from a room rented from a computer company near Liverpool Street, the charity now has a team of 8 therapists, operating 6 days a week with additional volunteers, providing a full schedule of groups and individual services to 250 people a week. CPT’s main offices are nestled within the grounds of Fulham Palace, West London, from where therapy and training is offered to those who request help, regardless of religion, race, education or socio-economic status. As an oasis in one of the most densely populated areas in London, we offer Schema Therapy (ST), a highly effective model of therapy, which helps those for whom therapy and self-help has failed to produce measurable and sustainable change. We are proud of our ongoing success in transforming lives.

1993

CPT founded by Dr Agnes Sullivan as the Domestic Violence Project

1995

Gilead School of Training

1997

Being Together Course for couples launched

1999

Perception of Love Course restoring closeness within families added

2004

Impact Addiction and Mood Management Courses designed and run CPT Moves to Fulham Palace

2006

Schema Therapy

2009

The Schema Therapy Institute, was formed to provide training, supervision and certification preparation for clinicians working across the UK and Europe

2014 – Present day

CPT launches in the City.  CPT continues to grow, offering counselling to a wider range of individuals, offering training and services to companies and corporate counselling in conflict management and assertiveness training.

In a climate where attitudes towards mental health problems are continuing to change for the better and the stigma attached to the acknowledgement of the existence of mental health issues is on the decline, the reality is that only about a quarter of people with a mental health problem receive ongoing treatment. The majority of people grappling with mental health issues are pretty isolated from individualised help or information, and dependent on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.

 

In the 24 years since CPT was founded, we have grown steadily and organically through word of mouth.  Approximately 50% of our income annually is derived from fees paid by clients who can afford to pay for therapy and training.  The balance of our income is attributable to donations and grants.  We have achieved this through minimal expenditure on fundraising and marketing (accounting for 1% of our expenditure in 2016).  CPT volunteers currently invest approximately 144 000 hours per annum.

 

The Counselling Pastoral Trust (CPT) is committed to ensuring that nobody faces a mental health problem alone.

 

To achieve this, we work in partnership with volunteers, donors and supporters.  Our survival is tied to their commitment and generosity.