The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy – BACP for short – is a national organisation which specifies a series of ethical standards for counselling practice.
I choose to be a registered member of the BACP which means that I have first undertaken a recognised qualification in counselling so that I can practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist.
I am on the BACP list of registered practitioners because they have then done a further assessment of my knowledge and experience and found me competent. It is also a requirement of membership that I have regular supervision of my counselling work to ensure that I am offering the best possible interventions to my clients.
I continue to study and attend additional training opportunities throughout the year – this is called Continuing Professional Development or CPD.
Currently, am training to be a Counselling Supervisor so am studying the CPCAB Level 6 Course in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.
I am insured to practice counselling and supervision.
Click here to visit the BACP website and have a look for yourself.