SCPI was founded by Leslie Lund in May 2004 as a way to connect with other therapists in private practice. What began as an informal support group for counsellors and psychotherapists has grown into a thriving professional members' organisation in North Surrey.
The SCPI members are highly skilled and experienced counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists who practice within the private sector. All are professionally qualified, many have also offered years of service to the NHS, and some are tutors in counselling training organisations. All are highly ethical and enthusiastic psychotherapeutic practitioners who are dedicated to helping people help themselves. They represent a wealth of different theoretical orientations and skill sets; everything from individual or family therapy to arts and play therapy, so clients may access the specific type of therapy that fits their individual needs.
Since its inception, SCPI has provided 3 types of services to its members and to the public: