Category Archives: regulation

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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Thomas Szasz on ‘Freedom and Psychotherapy’ in conversation with Randall C. Wyatt

http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/thomas-szasz Click on the link for this fascinating interview with Thomas Szasz, professor of psychiatry emeritus at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York, where he has taught since 1956. Randall describes him as ‘the foremost psychiatric critic of … Continue reading

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“I Much Prefer the Idea of Humans Just Helping Humans”: Daniel Mackler

http://madinamericainternationalfilmfestival.com/much-prefer-idea-humans-just-helping-humans-interview-daniel-mackler-open-dialogue-healing-homes/ Click on the link for this great interview with Daniel Mackler, for Mad in America (thanks Laura Delano for putting us onto this). There is tons of good stuff here. We too prefer the idea of ‘humans helping humans’ over … Continue reading

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Recent BACP process

This is a slightly expanded version of a statement we have prepared about the BACP process that has just ended. We have some additional comments on this process, and those appear at the end of this post, under the heading … Continue reading

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Palace Gate Counselling Service, the BACP & the regulation debate

Palace Gate Counselling Service is essentially a community of volunteers, working collaboratively to offer an according-to-means/not-for-profit service providing person-centred talking therapy. Everyone working with us chooses to volunteer at least half a day’s time. Our therapists have diverse day jobs … Continue reading

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The Conflict – Update & Zarathustra

On 17 February, we published the following post about a conflict involving this service. https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/the-conflict/ I was interested to see this article by Zarathustra, a.k.a. Phil Dore, on that post. http://notsobigsociety.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/exeter-counselling-service/ If you would like to read the full story … Continue reading

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The Story of Maddy & Fiona: A modern fable: Palace Gate Counselling Service

I first published this on my personal blog on 2 April 2013. Lindsey Talbott, Therapist Palace Gate Counselling Service Mary Kilborn (1943-2000)“Her preparedness to take risks and to run the danger of being accused of over-involvement (a favourite term of … Continue reading

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Our Service Ethos, and Carl Rogers’ 19 Propositions: A revisiting

We chose in October last year not to renew our organizational membership of the BACP, although many of our 30 or so individual therapists remain members of this, UKCP or another such organization. We continue to support them in working … Continue reading

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