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uACT: Campaigning for universal Access to Counselling and psychoTherapy

by Janet Tolan
Published on 16 July 2021

uACT Draft Manifesto 15 June 2021

Over the past 20 years, counselling and psychotherapy, as provided by the NHS and charities, has been reorganised into an assembly line of formulaic, ‘medical model’ diagnosis and treatment, backed by misleading statistics.

Since 2008, IAPT (the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service) has monopolised funding for therapy provided in the public and third sectors. IAPT is based on a pseudo-scientific model of ‘evidence-based’ short-term CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). It is increasingly provided digitally rather than face to face with a therapist.

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