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  • UK organisations unite against Conversion Therapy

    Published: 16 Jan 2017

    Major UK organisations have been working against Conversion Therapy for a number of years, publishing a Memorandum of Understanding against the practice (2015) and updating the document to warn against conversion therapy in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation (including asexuality). Aware of concerns regarding the future of Conversion Therapy in the USA, and pleased … 

  • UKCP responds to Prime Minister’s mental health pledge

    Published: 9 Jan 2017

    Earlier today Theresa May made a speech on the future of mental health care. UKCP chief executive Janet Weisz has responded to the Prime Minister's pledge. She said: 'Theresa May is right to highlight the injustice of lack of access to mental health services, but her words must be backed by investment. 'High quality psychotherapy can make a … 

  • Judicial Review decision – joint BACP and UKCP statement

    Published: 21 Dec 2016

    The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has recently been subject to a Judicial Review regarding its professional conduct processes. The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) was named in the proceedings as an interested party. The issues were twofold. Firstly, a claim was made that BACP should not hear a complaint that was similar to … 

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    Welcome to your new website

    Published: 30 Nov 2016

    This is the culmination of a huge amount of work to upgrade our digital systems, which has been going on for well over a year. We have learnt the lessons from the past and have made sure that members have been involved in the development of the new site at every stage, from consultations and … 

  • New report confirms key concerns of the main psychological therapy organisations

    Published: 29 Nov 2016

    The report published yesterday by the National Audit Office confirming that there is no clear evidence welfare sanctions work confirms key concerns of the main psychological therapy organisations.  

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    We’ve just launched a consultation to help us improve our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.

    Published: 14 Oct 2016

    What is ADR and why is it important? Alternative Dispute Resolution is an important part of our complaints process. Going through a formal complaints process can be a distressing experience, so it is always preferable to resolve concerns or complaints in an informal way where possible. ADR is a term that encompasses any way that a dispute can … 

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    World Mental Health Day 2016

    Published: 10 Oct 2016

    UK Council for Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytic Council have teamed up with the Refugee Council and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to support this year’s World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to combat stigma around mental health. Drawing on this year’s … 

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    UKCP warns that far too few people in need have access to psychological therapies

    Published: 10 Oct 2016

    Following the publication by NHS Digital of the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey - Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, England, the country’s leading psychotherapy body, the UK Council for Psychotherapy warns that too few people in need have access to psychological therapy. The survey shows that one in five women and one in eight men had … 

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    We Need to Talk Wales: New coalition calls for better access to psychological therapies

    Published: 4 Oct 2016

    UKCP is part of a new coalition, formed of mental health charities, professional organisations and service providers in Wales, calling for patients there to receive better access to psychological therapies. While recognising and welcoming recent Welsh Government investment in this area, the ‘We Need to Talk (Wales)’ coalition is concerned that too many people are still … 

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    UKCP welcomes extra mental health funding, but more is needed

    Published: 27 Sep 2016

    NHS England announced it will be providing £25 million extra funding for NHS organisations across England to improve mental health services for children and young people. The funds will be allocated to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to accelerate plans for improving mental health services for children and young people, contributing to reduced waiting times for treatment, …