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Should I vote in favour of the BACP 2019 resolution to scrap SCoPEd?

SCoPEd – probably the most controversial project, presented by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), in collaboration with the U.K. Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), in the last decade! So, what’s SCoPEd all about? The BACP tells us that, ‘The Scope of Practice and Education (SCoPEd) project aims to agree an evidence-based framework to inform the training requirements, Read More …

Why Tara (admin) joined CTUK

During our national counsellors’ day event back in June, I was asked what had made me decide to be a part of Counsellors’ Together UK from its inception. At the time, I was taken aback as I had not really thought much about it but recently I have been reflecting on this question and, the truth is, the answer lies many years before the formation Read More …

BACP members resolution 2019 – vote to scrap #SCoPEd

Dear colleague If you’re a member of the BACP, you may be aware that the resolution process will be opening shortly, and if you are concerned about what SCoPEd means for the future of the profession, here is your opportunity to make your vote count. Erin Stevens and Tara Shennan have submitted an AGM resolution, asking BACP to scrap the SCoPEd project, and to fully Read More …

CTUK & JHD Counselling Services Collaboration

We are excited to announce that we will be working in collaboration with JHD Counselling Services Ltd. Purpose – to provide high quality CPD and employment opportunities for CTUK members. About JHD Counselling Services Ltd JHD Counselling Services is a counselling and training company which was set up by the lovely Carol Harmston-Dean 6 years ago. Carol came to speak at National Counsellors’ Day on Read More …

What would happen if Counsellors Together UK didn’t exist?

Counsellors Together UK has now been operating for two years. We started off as a small group whose main aim was to challenge the prevalence and culture of unpaid work in the counselling professions, and we are now a group of over 5,000 people from around the U.K. In the last two years we have had much success, but that hasn’t come without a continuous Read More …

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 …