The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) is the professional body for Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists in the UK. Child and adolescent psychotherapy is a core NHS profession with members completing a four year full-time training in NHS child and adolescent mental health services.
This enables them to develop high level competencies and to provide specialist psychotherapy across a range of settings to some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society.
Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists have a key role in supporting other professionals who work with infants, children and young people, and their families, across the health, care, education and justice sectors.
The ACP is responsible for regulating the training and practice standards of child and adolescent psychotherapy and is an accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
We’re campaigning for all CAMHS services to have access to an ACP registered child psychotherapist.
Then every child can benefit from their skills, expertise and experience as part a truly comprehensive system of support.
The ACP registers psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists trained to work with children and young people from 0-25. The Register of Members shows all of our members, their registration category and their current membership status.
ACP member, Gail Walker speaks to Annalisa Barbieri about a parent's concerns: 'She felt that although you are full of doubt and worry, you do actually know the answer...Trust yourself and your mot
If children are experiencing something they cannot deal with, they will seek to make others feel what they are feeling. ACP member, Graham Music offers his advice.