Professional Memberships & Accreditation
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (BACP)
I am a registered and Accredited Member of the BACP (register number 014549).
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public.
BACP has over 40,000 members who are counsellors and / or psychotherapists working in a wide range of settings, including the NHS, schools, universities, workplaces and in private practice, as well as in voluntary, community and pastoral settings. All members of BACP work to the standards set out in the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. You will find me in the BACP Find a Therapist section and also in the BACP’s Its Good to Talk website (itsgoodtotalk.org.uk)
BACP believes it is important that people understand what counselling and psychotherapy is about and what they should expect from the process of therapy. Raising awareness among society is therefore an essential aim for the organisation.
ASSOCIATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF SEXUAL ADDICTION AND COMPULSIVITY
I am a qualified member of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC), a not-for-profit organisation that provides information and support on sex addiction, compulsivity and dependence or any sexual activity that feels ‘out of control’.
ATSAC is the UK’s leading organisation for the provision of education, support and resources for those affected by sex addiction and compulsivity, as well as their partners. We are seen as experts in our field. Sex addiction includes a wide spectrum of behaviours that can devastate the lives of those affected, and their family members and loved ones. Therapists working in this field are specially trained in this kind of work, which is very different from other counselling. For more information, please see the ATSAC website.
Please also see separate page on my website for more information about sex addiction. You will find me in the ATSAC website under ‘Getting Help’.