Category Archives: BACP

The Law Concerning Mermaids – Kei Miller

This is a mesmerizing reading by Kei of his wonderful poem…. The writer had not heard of him before today, then did hear about him, and found this randomly on You Tube. This poem feels oddly pertinent to the ongoing … Continue reading

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Feedback on our service

Through this blog, we spend a lot of time sharing some of how we see therapy at this service, and some of our experiences/thoughts doing this work. This feels important and useful, in terms of having and furthering dialogues in … Continue reading

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Irvin Yalom on spontaneity and uniqueness in therapy

‘At its very core, the flow of therapy should be spontaneous, forever following unanticipated riverbeds; it is grotesquely distorted by being packaged into a formula that enables inexperienced, inadequately trained therapists (or computers) to deliver a uniform course of therapy. … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on Who knows what should happen?

The following is a post from Jason’s Facebook page:- https://www.facebook.com/jason.hine1 Gratitude to him for allowing us to repost it here. ‘Who knows what should happen at any given moment? If a conflict resolution process involving ’empathic listening’ such as non-violent … Continue reading

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Ethics versus Compliance. The Institution, Ethical Psychotherapy Practice, (And Me) – Farhad Dalal

This is the third of our series looking at some of the issues around BACP’s proposed changes to its Ethical Framework – and why we and other practitioners so strongly object to its movement from an ethics-based code to a … Continue reading

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Two letters to Tim Bond on BACP’s proposed changes to the ethical framework – Els van Ooijen

http://www.nepenthe.org.uk/ethics/ The second in our series of posts on BACP’s proposed changes to its Ethical Framework. We share the concern of many therapists about the nature and direction of these changes (and BACP’s political ambitions). We do not think this … Continue reading

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Arthur Musgrave – The Emergence of ‘State-endorsed Therapy…?

http://matthewbowespsychotherapy.co.uk/emergence-state-endorsed-therapy/ Click on the link to visit Matthew Bowes’ website for this paper by Arthur Musgrave, delivered at the UPCA Conference in November under the full title: ‘From Cottage Industry to Factory Production – The Emergence of ‘State-endorsed Therapy…?’. Gratitude to … Continue reading

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