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2021 BACP motions and resolutions – Vote for resolution 2 asking BACP to challenge organisations who advertise for ‘unpaid’ volunteering positions.

Written by Marvis Stewart – proposer of resolution 2. BACP 2021 AGM  – Resolution 2 – In light of the ever increasing unpaid “volunteering” positions aimed at BACP registered qualified counsellors that the BACP communicates with said organisations through their Workforce Employment Strategy Lead to estate their support for paid employment. Dear BACP Members I have submitted a resolution (Resolution 2) to the bacp called ‘Qualified member employment’, seconded by Maria Read More …

The 2021 National Counsellors’ Day Awards – Winners!

We are delighted to announce this years National Counsellors’ Day Awards winners. You can check out these amazing individuals and organisations below. A huge thanks to all who entered, we had some brilliant entries and it wasn’t easy choosing the winners!

BACP Apologises after Falsely Stating that PSA Consider Counselling and Psychotherapy a “high risk” Profession

As part of efforts to paint the controversial SCoPEd project in a favourable light, BACP have been taking part in an increasing number of panel discussions, ‘round-tables’ and interviews in recent months, notably including an interview with influential counselling podcast host Rory Lees-Oakes, whose ‘Counselling Tutor’ Facebook group has more than 35,000 members, and whose output boasts a markedly wide reach. During the course of Read More …

CTUK celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021

CTUK is a women-led organisation and so we thought it fit to not only acknowledge IWD, but to celebrate it – to celebrate the fact that here at CTUK, women head up the UK’s largest counselling campaign group with over 7000 members! This is significant when we consider that ‘Counselling is also, like many public service professions, and healthcare (as opposed to medical care), a Read More …

Our Founder, Maria awarded Fellowship with The National Counselling Society

We are really happy to let you know that our founder, Maria Albertsen accepted a Fellowship with The National Counselling Society last month (January 2021). Maria was offered the Fellowship in recognition of her campaign work alongside her efforts in founding both CTUK and National Counsellors’ Day. Maria says, “I just want to say thank you to everyone who supports us here at CTUK. I Read More …

Impact of Covid-19 on mental health workers

A new blog has been released this morning by Surviving Work which provides us with some key figures from a 2020 Covid-19 survey of 770 mental health workers. In their blog today, Surviving Work asks, ‘why are we bothering to collect these facts?’ And then explains why it is essential we know. Here are a few key stats about private practitioners: 😐The % of mental Read More …

Thank you and goodbye, Dr Chris Forester (NCS Chair)

As some of you will be aware, Dr Chris Forester Chair of The National Counselling Society is leaving the society today and heading to pastures new. We didn’t want to see Chris go without taking a moment to say thank you to him for all he has done to support us over the last couple of years. What you may not know is that Chris Read More …

BACP answer members questions about #SCoPEd

On 14th December 2020 we received a response from BACP to CTUK members questions regarding the SCoPEd Framework. You can read in full below. We are currently working with our members to fact-check the answers provided and will respond to BACP in Spring 2021. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments then please leave a comment below or get in touch via Read More …

CTUK Members send their SCoPEd questions to BACP

On 17th November 2020 CTUK sent a list of questions regarding SCoPEd to The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In total over 100 therapists asked a question and CTUK Admin grouped them as shown below. We hope to receive a response by the New Year and will keep you updated. QUESTIONS ABOUT SCOPED 1. The basic premise for the SCoPEd framework was to Read More …

BACP members map themselves against the SCoPEd Framework.

In 2019 CTUK carried out a survey which asked BACP members to map themselves against the SCoPEd Framework.  A total of 487 BACP members completed the survey. The results show how counsellors and psychotherapists map their own competencies as opposed to what the SCoPEd Framework says they can or can’t do.  Below is a sample of the results. We are busy analysing the raw data Read More …