I am a registered member of the BACP and am bound by their strict Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Therapists are annually selected for audit and have to provide a professional portfolio evidencing appropriate insurance, regular clinical supervision and on-going CPD (continued professional development) in order to retain their professional membership.
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy was founded in 1977. It is the largest governing body for counsellors and psychotherapists and was introduced to ensure the professional competence and ethical practice of its members and to oversee the protection and safety of the public who use their services.
In a new scheme set up and developed by the Department of Health, the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists only registers therapists who have met specific professional standards.
For more information on what to expect from your counsellor or psychotherapist, visit www.bacp.co.uk