Category Archives: Regulation of UK Psychotherapy

UKCP Suspension “Not Routine” says PSA

First Suspension of UK Accredited Register by PSA The belief of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) that it is the quality mark for high standards in psychotherapy has taken a battering this week. Far from being the acme for quality in … Continue reading

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Grope Gate Therapist Case Makes the Papers – But Does it Really Help the Regulation Debate?

It is rare that a psychotherapist finds themselves on the receiving end of national press coverage for professional misconduct. However, that is exactly what happened to John Clapham, a therapist operating in Exeter in South West England. Clapham and his … Continue reading

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Counselling Organisation Carries On Despite Serious Misconduct Findings – another reason we need tougher UK regulation

It is hard to imagine any profession allowing a member found guilty of serious professional misconduct to just carry on working. Yet this is just what happens under the current regulatory regime for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Counsellor … Continue reading

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Banning Gay Conversion Therapy is a Poor Reason for Regulating the UK Therapy Sector

Statutory regulation of psychotherapy and counselling is back on the political agenda, now reincarnated as a means to ban treatments which claim to be able to change a person’s same sex preference, often referred to as “gay conversion” or “reparative … Continue reading

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