BACP Registered Counsellor in Brighton and Hove

BACP Registered Counsellor Brighton

I am pleased to announce that having passed my certificate of proficiency I am now a BACP registered counsellor Brighton; a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

So… what does that mean?

The BACP Register

The BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists is a public record of therapists who have met the BACP’s standards for registration.

According to the BACP,

“The main purpose of the Register is to protect the public. It provides reassurance to clients, employers and the general public that a registered therapist adheres to high standards of proficiency and good practice.”

For some clients it is enough to know that a therapist belongs to a relevant professional body, that the experts have signed them off as fully competent. However, if you would prefer to understand the system in a little more detail, this is for you.

BACP Registration Requiremements

A BACP registered counsellor has undertaken very thorough training. This involves completing at least 450 tutor contact hours, over at least two years. In most cases (including mine) practitioners have already completed two introductory courses before gaining access to the diploma.

The training is required by the BACP to cover theory, skills, professional issues and personal development. An integral part of this training must also be a supervised placement. This is where the therapist gains at least 100 hours of practical experience with real clients.

In my case I undertook, over a period of four years

BACP Ethical Framework

BACP Registered Counsellor Brighton

The other standards for registration are

What next?

The next stage after registration, for more experienced practitioners, is accreditation. This requires demonstration of even higher levels of knowledge, experience and development. I am currently working towards accreditation and should be eligible to make the application next year.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can call me on 07428 396671 and you can join my mailing list here.

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