BACP

(British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)

BACP is the main professional body for Counselling & Psychotherapy. Although, some professionals may be members and or accredited with other organisations, such as Psychology or Psychotherapy. BACP is similar to the Nursing Profession where nurses are members of RCN their registration body.

As members of BACP we operate to their strict code of ethics, which includes having a minimum of 1 hours supervision per month. Supervision is for the benefit of the client, to ensure they are getting the best service and is with a BACP/or UKCP registered/accredited therapist. After a counsellor/psychotherapist has completed all their training & been practicing to the minimum BACP requirements for a minimum of 3 years, they can apply for BACP Accreditation with submission of their portfolio providing evidence that they meet all the criteria.

Once a therapist is accredited, they must undertake CPD (Continuing Professional Development) each year to satisfy renewal of accreditation.

Katie obtained her accreditation December 2003 and Des is currently working towards this position. www.bacp.co.uk