August 19, 2013
The BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Register is the first psychological therapists’ register to be accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.
Members of the public can now choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
BACP Chief Executive, Laurie Clarke, said:
“This accreditation is great news for counsellors, psychotherapists and their clients. By recognising the important role the profession plays in the country’s health and emotional wellbeing, it will give our members the status within the health and social care sector that they deserve. At the same time, given the increasing number of practitioners offering counselling services, this new safeguard provides a vital standard of service to help people select the very best counsellor or psychotherapist for them.”
All registrants are bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. In addition, all registrants are required to be in regular supervision and to undertake appropriate continuing professional development.
All our counsellors at Theale Wellbeing Centre are Registered Members and can offer you confidential and non-judgemental counselling to help you to work through your issues that you may be finding difficult to deal with. You will have your own space and time to explore your thoughts and feelings that may be causing you concern or even considerable distress. Our counsellors can help with anything from stress related issues, depression, trauma, couples therapy, rape and sexual abuse etc.
Submitted by Rajinder Hodge – Registered Member MBACP