Impact of Treatment by Unregulated Persons Offering Psychotherapy

Impact of treatment by unregulated and unregistered persons offering psychotherapy or counselling services upon the mental health and wellbeing of their clients. ACP Briefing for the House of Lords Short debate 2nd March 2020.

The ACP wrote to several members of the House of Lords ahead of this debate to endorse the detailed briefing from UKCP, BPC and BACP and to share our concerns that the current regulatory and registration framework is not well understood by the public and may be inadequate to prevent harm to patients from unregulated and unregistered persons offering psychotherapy or counselling services.

We made a number of specific additional points arising from the work of our members with vulnerable children, young people and families.