The following is a Press Release from one of our clients, reguarding their exciting new online venture counsellorsuk.org.
A new online register hopes to help guide people through this sea of information to find the right Counsellor or Psychotherapist in one place. Having an emotional time of it can feel like the end of the world. Finding someone to talk to can be the answer many need to makes changes and feel happier again.
CounsellorsUK is an online register that allows members of the public to find quality assured professional help and support online.
Run by qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists, CounsellorsUK is there to help individuals in need of emotional support by providing access to reputable and appropriately qualified practitioners who are committed to the professional standards and ethics of their governing body and the profession.
Emma, from CounsellorsUK, explains: “People in need of support can use the register safe in the knowledge that it is run by professional practitioners who believe in appropriate training and continuing professional development as key factors in providing a safe and ethical service to clients. With no statutory regulation for the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession, anyone can set up in practice and this could leave the general public vulnerable. What makes CounsellorsUK different to the rest is that every single Counsellor or Psychotherapist is not only registered with a reputable governing body, but also has to adhere to an additional set of CounsellorsUK values – giving those in need the reassurance they need when seeking help and support.”
The new register is due to launch in May, but is already attracting a list of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who are keen to sign up to the new platform. All of the Practitioners who are members of CounsellorsUK are registered with a governing body that has a minimum amount of face to face training with a supervised placement, continuing professional development, a properly structured code of ethics and a complaints procedure. These governing bodies include:
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP)
- Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)
- Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)
- British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) (Accredited only)
- British Psychological Society (BPS)
In addition to offering visitors an easy way to find a reputable and properly qualified Counsellor or Psychotherapist, the website offers help, support and advice for people who are not sure how to find the right Counsellor or Psychotherapist, because the team understand what an important decision this is.
Emma added, “Our focus is to help people find the help they need and de-stigmatise mental health issues. We are passionate about helping to connect those in need of emotional support with the right person to help them turn a corner and move forward with their lives. These core values are why we make a donation to Refuge, Young Minds, Together, SANE and Victim Support every time a new member joins our register.”
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