Tag 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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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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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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