From exclusive to inclusive. Thoughts about the BACP, UKCP and BPC collaboration.

BACP / UKCP / BPC Collaboration Firstly, I would just like to say that I am 100% pro collaboration. I think collaboration, when done in the right way, provides a real opportunity to push ahead and tackle current issues, with the possibility to make a real difference in the world. However, I am against the BACP/UKCP/BPC collaboration, and the reason I am against this particular Read More …

Happy 2nd Birthday Counsellors Together UK

Happy 2nd Birthday Counsellors Together UK. Hey everyone, Maria here. Today is our 2nd birthday so I thought I should say a few words. However, as I’m sat here thinking what I should write about I can’t seem to think of anything without being a little (ok maybe more than a little!) emotional, dramatic and full of pride….. so I’ve decided to just run with that…..which may not be for everyone, but hey…. this is me!

National Counsellors’ Day 2019 – success!

It’s been just over a week since counsellors and other professionals from all over the UK met in Lincoln for the first ever National Counsellor’s Day. Set in the comfortable surroundings of the University of Lincoln, 70 delegates met to explore the future of counselling; and the weather wasn’t too shabby either! An ambassador from the National Counselling Society started off our day and opened Read More …

Initial response to BACP re: SCoPEd project

Dear BACP,  We are submitting this letter to state our disagreement with and disapproval of the proposed Scope of Practice and Education for the counselling and psychotherapy professions (SCoPEd) framework which has been presented to the membership as a collaborative project between the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Amongst other issues with this project, the key issues we wish to highlight are Read More …

Official complaint against BACP for not consulting members about changing the resolution and AGM voting process.

Counsellors Together UK lodge official complaint against BACP for not consulting members about changing the resolution and AGM voting process. In July 2018 the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) sent an email to their members informing them that the AGM member resolution process had changed. In 2017 the process meant that any member who wished to submit a resolution had to propose it Read More …

Let’s create the change we want to see – ‘school based counselling’

This month, we’ve started a campaign on change.org. We want raise awareness on the need for provision of counselling services in primary and secondary schools across the UK. In the five days since posting the campaign ‘Make it mandatory for every UK school to provide counselling for children and young people’ we have nearly 4.5k signatures, which is amazing but we still need many more! Read More …

BACP Resolution Voting 2018

**Calling all BACP members – Please vote in favour of resolution ‘Accreditation’ – Voting opens Monday 17th September 2018 and closes 12th October 2018** Dear BACP member As you may know each year the BACP holds its annual AGM and as part of this process they invite members to submit a resolution if they wish to do so. This year, Siobhan Crosbie and Tara Shennan Read More …

Our first campaign – Success for Counsellors Together UK

Counsellors Together UK (CTUK) has grown in less than a year, from a small Facebook group set up in July 2017 to a movement. A movement of 2000+ counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK who regularly debate issues and support each other. How we have evolved, our aims and ambitions, can be found on the About page. In this short time, we’ve affected change within Read More …