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Professional Standards Authority – Submitted as part of the PSA ‘Share you experience’ program – assessment of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) application for renewal of accreditation against the Standards for Accredited Registers.

Professional Standards Authority 16.07.2024 Submitted by • Maria Albertsen, Founder of Counsellors Together UK (CTUK) info@ukcounsellors.co.uk • Dr Elizabeth Cotton, Associate Professor of Responsible Business, University of Leicester ec432@leicester.ac.uk Our concerns are as follows: 1. Governance procedures In 2022, as part of the BACP annual resolutions and motions process, a resolution was submitted to BACP for member consideration. The resolution asked the BACP to “take a firm stance against counsellor exploitation and communicate with Read More …

Professional Standards Authority – Submission in relation to the SCoPEd framework in the psychotherapy and counselling profession.

Accredited register consultation 2024 Professional Standards Authority Submission in relation to the SCoPEd framework in the psychotherapy and counselling profession. Submitted by Background This submission relates to research and consultations with counsellors and psychotherapists during the period of development of the SCoPEd framework 2018-2024. The CTUK produced two reports on the implications of SCoPEd in 2020 and 2022 which can be accessed on the CTUK Read More …

BACP responds to Members Letter of Concern (May 2023)

In April 2023 BACP members asked CTUK to submit a letter of concern to BACP on their behalf. You can read this letter here. BACP have since responded. Their full response is below. LETTER email only: info@ukcounsellors.co.uk15 May 2023Re: Letter of concern Dear Maria Thank you for your email and for taking the time to raise your concerns with the BACP Chair Natalie Bailey and Read More …

BACP – Members letter of concern (April 2023)

The following letter has been written on behalf of and with BACP members who wish to express their concern regarding the current governance of the BACP. If you are a BACP member and would like to add your support (signature to the letter), then please do submit a comment below including your full name and/or BACP membership number. This letter will be submitted to BACP Read More …

2022 BACP motions and resolutions – Vote for Resolution 2 asking BACP to take a firm stance against counsellor exploitation with regards to paid work.

** Calling all BACP members – please vote to support Resolution 2 in the 2022 AGM motions and resolutions process ** – VOTING CLOSES 9th September 2022! Dear BACP member Myself (Maria Albertsen – CTUK founder) and Marvis Stewart (CTUK member) recently submitted a resolution to BACP asking them to take a firm stance against counsellor exploitation with regards to paid work. Can you vote Read More …

Happy New Year 2022 (here’s what we achieved in 2021!)

We’d like to wish our CTUK members and all of our supporters a very Happy New Year, and to say thank you for everything you’ve done for us throughout 2021. Your support means the world to us and we couldn’t achieve half of what we do without you. Much love to you all ❤️ We usually do a big write up at the end of Read More …

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 …