SCoPEd Update

by Janet Tolan
Published on 27 November 2020

One of the important tasks of the Person-Centred Association is to advocate for our approach on the national stage. In September, tPCA began a letter protesting that (among other shortcomings) the SCoPEd project does not adequately reflect person-centred practice. In October, we discovered that another, similar, letter was being written by Andy Rogers and other colleagues. So we joined forces and the resultant open letter is below. Through our membership of PCE-Europe and our links with other organisations we managed to attract numerous signatories. As a result, we have been invited to meet with members of the SCoPEd technical group.

Full SCoPEd Letter to BACP with signatures click here or as follows:

SCoPEd: Insufficient and Incongruent

An open letter to BACP

As Person-Centred therapists and supporters of the Person-Centred Approach, we have become increasingly concerned about the development of the SCoPEd project for counselling and psychotherapy. Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) constitutes one of the most widely practised approaches within BACP and yet SCoPEd has marginalised and excluded Person-Centred therapists almost entirely. After the first consultation, we were assured that PCT – an approach supported by decades of research (e.g. Cooper, Watson & Hölldampf, 2010; Elliott et al, 2013; Murphy & Joseph, 2016) – would be more accurately represented in the second iteration of the proposed framework, but in fact little of any substance has changed and there has been no willingness to fundamentally reassess the project’s approach. We now call on BACP to halt SCoPEd and to open a more inclusive dialogue about the future of our field.

Person-Centred therapists are committed to creating the therapeutic conditions for constructive change and the fulfilment of potential, not only with individual clients and trainees but for the therapy field as a whole. How, then, can we best nurture the diverse ecology of therapeutic practice in the UK? This is an important and complex question that the SCoPEd project fails to answer successfully by attempting to ‘map’ training and practice onto a simplistic ‘competency framework’. For us, this signals a failure of imagination and a lack of creativity, but it also demonstrates a troubling commitment to a predetermined outcome.

Far from creating the conditions for growth, the project has proven to be divisive, elitist and exclusionary, not least by privileging some theories, practices and professional identities over others, while simultaneously turning a blind eye to the complex histories and professional politics that feed its erroneously hierarchical understanding of therapy training and practice. SCoPEd creates a professional self-concept that is incongruent with how many practitioners, trainees and clients actually experience the human relationships at the heart of therapy, irrespective of theoretical orientation.

This is not solely about our own interests as Person-Centred therapists. The marginalisation of the Person-Centred Approach in the SCoPEd project is an exemplary case study in how – whatever its intentions – the proposed framework fails to accurately promote, represent or clarify understanding in the field of counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Rather than ‘mapping’ the territory, SCoPEd distorts our professional landscape into a politically expedient shape at the expense of a whole swathe of practitioners whose work is misunderstood, downgraded and delegitimised. 

From a Person-Centred perspective, we are particularly concerned about the following issues:

1) It is a key Person-Centred value that no one group is better equipped to be a therapist than any other. Counselling and psychotherapy is already a disproportionately white, middle class profession but SCoPEd looks set to further entrench these deep structural inequalities by lending even more status to certain titles and trainings at the expense of others. This will inevitably drive up costs, exacerbate elitism and further exclude from the upper tiers of the framework’s hierarchy those experiencing socio-economic disadvantage, discrimination and oppression.

2) Until very recently, well into the project’s development and in our view far too late, the three SCoPEd membership bodies – BACP, UKCP and a relatively small body dedicated solely to psychoanalytic practice (BPC) – have excluded all other membership organisations, interest groups and stakeholders.

3) The composition of the so-called Expert Reference Group (ERG) is deeply problematic. Originally, the ERG had seven psychoanalytic therapists and no Person-Centred therapists. Then an eighth psychoanalytic therapist was added, together with one identifying as Person-Centred/Pluralistic. The ‘independent’ Chair is drawn from the British Psychoanalytic Council. This is not a grouping that can be expected to understand or faithfully represent the complexities and nuances of the family of Person-Centred and Experiential therapies. 

4) SCoPEd uncritically adopts the notion that the best way forward for our field is to develop a ‘competency framework’ using a methodology designed originally to manualise CBT for the IAPT project in the NHS (Roth & Pilling, 2008). The Person-Centred Approach has long critiqued manualisation, which potentially dehumanises the co-created, relational art of therapy and, in this case, risks reducing it to a mechanistic, psychoanalytically-informed healthcare intervention. 

5) The Roth & Pilling methodology relies on a narrow and self-referential range of ‘evidence’, which distorts the outcomes of its ‘research’ so that assumptions from psychoanalytic psychotherapy become in the SCoPEd framework ‘evidence-based’ assertions about the relative competency of therapists with different trainings and philosophies (Murphy, 2019). 

6) Given the theoretical bias in the ERG’s composition and the values inherent in the project’s chosen methodology, it is no surprise that the competence framework itself almost erases a Person-Centred understanding of therapeutic practice. For example:

I. Despite the temporary and somewhat disingenuous removal of practitioner titles in the second iteration, SCoPEd clearly differentiates ‘counselling’ and ‘psychotherapy’, terms which in the Person-Centred Approach are used interchangeably. Indeed, from Carl Rogers’ earliest writings onwards, differentiation has tended to be viewed critically (Rogers, 1942; Thorne, 1999). Until very recently this was also BACP’s position but the organisation has now performed an astonishing and unevidenced U-turn on the issue.

II. Moreover, the framework portrays ‘psychotherapists’ as being not just different but more competent than ‘counsellors’ across a whole range of practice issues, formalising a divisive hierarchy of practice that devalues post-qualification experience and training. It also grants ownership of the language to those who support this hierarchical differentiation and delegitimises those, such as Person-Centred therapists, for whom these terms have different meanings. Proposing (as yet unspecified) ‘gateways’ between the titles does nothing to level this inequality – if anything it highlights how therapists have been organised into an imposed system of tiered enclosures, through which only those with sufficient resources will be able to move upwards.

III. PCT in the UK is commonly – though by no means exclusively – practised under the title of ‘counsellor’, which the hierarchy effectively downgrades. But the professional and political history of this identity (see Rogers, 2019) has nothing to do with the competence or ability of Person-Centred therapists to co-create and sustain therapeutic relationships at depth (e.g. Mearns & Cooper, 2017). 

IV. Throughout the framework, a psychoanalytically-informed, instrumental treatment approach – one at least partly located in the medical model – is positioned as superior to holistic, phenomenological, Humanistic approaches. The highest level ('psychotherapist’/column C) competences are skewed towards psychoanalytic theory and practice, most obviously in their references to the ‘unconscious’. The addition of the phrase ‘out of awareness’ and other minor language tweaks do not go anywhere near far enough to redress this inequality.

V. The privileging of psychoanalytic approaches belies the claim that the SCoPEd framework is ‘evidence-based’. There is no clear evidence that psychoanalytic approaches achieve higher levels of competence, greater depth of practice or have better ‘outcomes’ for clients than Person-Centred therapies, which are well researched and strongly evidence-based (e.g. Cooper, Watson & Hölldampf, 2010; Elliott et al, 2013; Murphy & Joseph, 2016). 

VI. Using UKCP and BPC-approved course curricula as the primary sources for the ‘psychotherapist’/column C competences devalues the alternative – but nonetheless philosophically coherent – approach found in Person-Centred training, which has different emphases, e.g. the value placed on group work (not just individual therapy) in personal development. There is, after all, no evidence that higher academic levels of study, more personal therapy, attending mental health placements and working from a psychoanalytic theoretical base in training result in more meaningful therapy experiences for clients.

VII. The related notion, visible in the SCoPEd competences, that only practitioners who meet the ‘psychotherapist’/column C criteria are able to undertake the most complex therapeutic work, is contradicted by the fact that many trainee and newly qualified counsellors (from all theoretical approaches) will already be working ethically in placements with issues such as complex trauma. It also ignores the pioneering work of Person-Centred practitioners both in psychiatric settings (e.g. Prouty, 2008; Warner 2014) and in the area of ‘post-traumatic growth’ (Joseph, 2011).

 

Summary

We cannot support SCoPEd because it imposes an understanding of therapy that we do not share and for which there is a lack of good evidence. The project’s organisational processes and research methodology have created a framework that erroneously equates practitioner competency and therapeutic depth with specific theoretical approaches, training conventions, practitioner titles and organisational memberships/levels – all of which evolved for professional reasons that have little bearing on the richly diverse, lived experience of therapeutic relationships.

In its legitimising of redundant hierarchies, SCoPEd misrepresents the profession of counselling and psychotherapy, fails the Person-Centred Approach, devalues the work of thousands of trained counsellors in the UK and risks further impeding diversity in our field.

We ask BACP to halt the project; to reconnect with its own membership; to consult more widely across the field about the best way forward; to fully embrace diversity of thought and practice; to genuinely prize the work of therapists of all kinds; and to put therapeutic values rather than political expediency back at the heart of its approach.

 

References

Cooper, M; Watson, JC; Hölldampf, D (2010) Person-Centered And Experiential Therapies Work: A Review Of The Research On Counseling, Psychotherapy And Related Practices. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.

Elliott, R., Watson, J., Greenberg, L.S., Timulak, L., & Freire, E. (2013). ‘Research on humanistic-experiential psychotherapies’. In M.J. Lambert (Ed.), Bergin & Garfield‘s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (6th ed.) (pp. 495-538). New York: Wiley.

Joseph, S (2011) What Doesn’t Kill Us: The new psychology of post-traumatic growth. New York: Basic Books.

Joseph, S (2017) ‘The Problem of Choosing Between Irreconcilable Theoretical Orientations: Comment on Melchert (2016)’ American Psychologist 2017, Vol. 72, No. 4, 397–398.

Mearns, D & Cooper, M (2017) Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 2nd edition. London: Sage.

Murphy, D (2019) ‘The Questionable Evidence Base of SCoPEd’. Blog retrieved 26/09/2020 here: <https://allianceblogs.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/the-questionable-evidence-base-of-scoped/>

Murphy, D, & Joseph, S (2016) ‘Person-centered therapy: Past, present, and future orientations’. In D. J. Cain, K. Keenan, & S. Rubin (Eds.), Humanistic Psychotherapies: Handbook of Research and Practice, Second Edition (pp. 185 - 219). Washington: APA.

Prouty G (2008) Emerging Developments In Pre-Therapy: A Pre-Therapy Reader. Monmouth: PCCS Books.

Rogers, A (2019) ‘Maps, Languages & Lost Continents: Person-Centred Therapy And The SCoPEd Project’. Blog retrieved 26/09/2020 here: <https://allianceblogs.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/maps-person-centred-therapy-scoped/>

Rogers, C (1942) Counseling and Psychotherapy: Newer Concepts in Practice (p. 4). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Roth, AD & Pilling, S (2008). ‘Using an evidence based methodology to identify the competences required to deliver effective cognitive and behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety disorders.’ Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, pp. 129-147.

Thorne, B (1999) ‘Psychotherapy and counselling are indistinguishable’ (pp. 225-232) in Feltham, C. Controversies in Psychotherapy and Counselling. London: Sage.

Warner, M (2014) ‘Client processes at the difficult edge’. In P Pearce and L Sommerbeck (eds), Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge. Rosson-Wye: PCCS Books

 

Organisational signatories

The Person-Centred Association (TPCA)

UK Person-Centred Experiential (UKPCE)

Person-Centred Therapy Scotland (PCT Scotland)

The Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach (ADPCA)

European Network for Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (PCE Europe)

Counsellors Together UK (CTUK)

Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR)

Pink Therapy

Aashna Counselling & Psychotherapy

Free Psychotherapy Network (FPN)

Alliance for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling for Social Change

Kaleidoscope Counselling Scotland

Radical Dialogues

Dutch Association for Person-Centred Experiential Psychotherapy (VPeP)

Flemish Association for Client-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling (VVCEPC)

Panhellenic Association of Person-Centred & Experiential Professionals (PEEPVIP)

Polish Society of Integrative Experiential Psychotherapy (INTRA)

Rogers Centre – Foundation for the Autonomous Person (Hungary)

Romanian Association for Person-Centred Psychotherapy (ARPCP)

Russian Community of the Person-Centred Approach (RCPCA)

 

Individual signatories

Ray M. Adomaitis Ph.D; Licensed Psychologist, Washington

Sabine Ahlen MBACP Registered; NCS Accredited

Laura Aitken MBACP (Accred)

Maria Albertson, Founder, Counsellors Together UK (CTUK)

Ashley Allcorn A.M., LSW; B Temaner-Brodley PG Fellow, CCA, Chicago

Vicki Allen MBACP Registered

Jacqueline Anderiesz-Tyrrell MBACP (Accred); BA (Hons)

Lisa Andrews A.M., LCSW; B Temaner-Brodley PG Fellow, CCA, Chicago

Dan Angel MBACP Registered; NCS Accredited

Paul Atkinson, Free Psychotherapy Network

Jax Ayling MBACP (Senior Accred)

Richard Bagnall-Oakeley UKCP & BACP Registered

Williamina Baillie MBACP Registered

Sarah Baimbridge MBACP (Accred)

Charles Baines MBACP (Accred)

Helene Baker MBACP Registered, NCS (Acc)

Sal Bannister MBACP (Accred), NCS (Acc); counsellor/psychotherapist

Jennifer Barlow MBACP (Accred)

Eleanor Barnes MBACP (Accred), MCOSCA

Larry Barnett MBACP Registered; BSc (Hons), FdSc

Alison Barr MBACP Registered; Director, The Green Rooms

Diz Barton MBE MBACP (Senior Accred); UKCP Registered

Jay Beichman Ph.D; MBACP (Senior Accred)

Alaina Bercilla CCA Intern, Eastern Michigan University

Paul Berry MBACP Registered

Kris Black MBACP/UKCP Registered, ISN, IAP, LLB (Hons); Founder, Radical Dialogues

Martyn Blair MBACP Registered

Jon Blend UKCP Registered

David Blowers UKCP Registered

Dr Peter Blundell, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Gloria Boadi MBACP (Accred), NCS Accredited

Arthur Bohart Ph.D; Santa Clara University, California

Mihaela Bonațiu, Chair, ARPCP

Margaret Borszcz MBACP (Accred)

Mae Boyd MBACP (Accred)

Heather Grace Bond Ph.D

Carla Boulton NCS member

Anne-Marie Bradley MBACP (Accred)

Fr. William Bradley, St. Joseph's Mission, Stafford Springs, CT, USA

Yasmina Bradshaw BACP student member

Ben Brett MBACP Registered, Dip.Couns

Alan Brice MBACP (Senior Accred)

Rita Brophy MBACP Registered; Integrative Counsellor

Helen Brown, student counsellor, University of Warwick

Jane Brown MBACP Registered

Daniel Bruck MBPsS, University Sao Francisco, Brazil

Chris Bulpitt ACC Accredited

Terry Butler MBACP Registered

Beatriz Cadavid MBACP Registered

Sarah Callen DipCo., MSc.; Co-Editor, Person-Centred Quarterly

Rose Cameron MBACP (Senior Accred)

Caroline Capon NCS member

Isabel Carballal CPCAP L4 Therapeutic Counselling Dip

Jenny Carlisle MBACP (Senior Accred)

Lorna Carrick MBACP (Senior Accred); Counselling Programme Director, University of Strathclyde

Ian Carty

Nancy Cerritelli BACP student member

Sally Chisholm, Lecturer, Supervisor & Counsellor, Keele University, Metanoia Institute

Agapitos Chrysochoos, PCA counsellor

Celia Clark NCS Accredited

Dot Clark MBACP Registered

Becki Clitsome, Student Member BACP & NCS

Dilys Codrington NCS Member; Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Peter Coffey MChem (hons), MRes

Jo Cohen, Assoc. for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach

Susan Coldwell MBACP (Accred)

Sophie Coleman

Paul Colley, therapist & supervisor; conscientious membership body objector since 1994

Kim Cooper MBACP (Accred)

Sandra Cooper MBACP Registered counsellor; BA (Hons)

Dr Elizabeth Cotton, Surviving Work

Tom Cowan, Student Member BACP

Geoff T. Cox MBACP (Accred); MA

Mary Coyne UKCP Registered; person-centred psychotherapist

Andrew Cranham UKCP Registered

Daniela Crasan ARPCP

Stephen Crowther MBACP Registered

Christine Cullen MBACP Registered

Leigh-Anne Cummings-Flint

Alisha Cunningham NCS student member

Maria Mirella D’Ippolito, psychologist & psychotherapist, Rome, Italy

Amy Dann NCS Accredited

Jayne D. Davidson MBACP (Accred)

Dominic Davies, CEO Pink Therapy; Fellow of NCS and NCP, former Fellow of BACP

Jennifer Davies MBACP & UKCP Registered

Maria Davies MBACP Registered

Samantha Davies NCS Accredited

Ryan Dawes MBACP Registered; Mphil, PGDip

Veronica Day MBACP Registered

Mathias Dekeyser

Glenna Demeter NCS Fellow Accredited member

Trees Depoorter, Chair, VVCEPC

Helen Ditchburn BACP student member

Melody Dixon-Oliver MBACP Registered

Lesley Dougan, Senior Lecturer/MA Course Lead, Liverpool John Moores University

Magda Draskoczy, Person-Centred therapist and trainer, Hungary

Sam Driscoll MBACP Registered

Ashleigh Dunford-Bishop MBACP Registered

Charles Durning MBACP Registered

Rachel Dyer-Williams MBACP Registered

Cheryl Edwards MBACP Regsitered, NCS member

Erin Ekeberg A.M., LSW; B Temaner-Brodley PG Fellow, CCA, Chicago

Roisin Elder MBACP Registered; PGDip

Derryn Ellingham MBACP Registered

Ivan Ellingham Ph.D, CPsychol (Counselling & Clinical Psychology), HCPC

Clayton Elliott MBACP (Accred)

Beth Evans UKCP Registered

Claire Fewster NCS Accredited

Melanie Fieldhouse MBACP Registered; PGDip

Christine J. Finch NCS Accredited

John Fletcher MBACP (Accred), UKCP Registered

Palada Florentina ARPCP

Jane Flotte A.M., LCSW; B Temaner-Brodley PG Fellow, CCA, Chicago

Florenta Foca ARPCP

Leeanne Fowler UKCP Registered; NHS counsellor & university lecturer

Heidi Francis Ad Prof Dip PC, MNCS Accred

Peter Freeman MBACP Registered

Pamela Frith MBACP Registered

Sally-Anne Fuller BACP member

Dr Anna Louise Fry Ph.D, MNCS Accredited

Samantha Fulton MBACP Registered

Stavroulla Gabriel MBACP Registered

Jamie Geary

Sharon Gibbons, formerly MBACP Registered, now NCS

Donna Gibson MBACP Registered

Marc Gibson NCS Accredited

Lizzie Gilbert MBACP Registered

Nick Glenister MBACP Registered

Trish Golding MBACP (Accred)

Jojo Gosney MBACP (Accred); MA

Natalee Goodman BACP student member

Keith Grayson MBACP Registered

Sue Griffiths MBACP (Accred)

Monica Gundrum, psychotherapist, Belgium

Dr Ellen Gunst Ph.D, psychologist and psychotherapist, Belgium

Rob Hack BACP student member

Jules Haley, Person-Centred counsellor

Sonia Hall MBACP Registered

Caroline Harland MBACP Registered

Elizabeth Harris MBACP (Senior Accred)

Richard Harris MBACP Registered

Steven Harris MBACP Registered

Dr Jeff Harrison, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Mark Harrison NCS member (ex-BACP, departed in response to SCoPEd)

Dr Andrew Hart CPsychol, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Colin Hartland MBACP Registered

Michelle Harwood MBACP Registered

Jan Hawkins MBACP (Senior Accred)

Catherine Hayes MBACP (Senior Accred); Assistant Professor in counselling

Lee Healbury

Sebastian Heid MBACP Registered; trustee, the Person-Centred Association (TPCA)

Paula Hendricks MBACP Registered

Suzy Henry, Chair of the Person-Centred Association (TPCA)

Arne Heylen, Client-Centred therapist, Catholic University Louvain, Belgium

Amanda Hignett BACP student member

Antonia Higgins MBACP Registered

Michelle Higgins MBACP (Accred)

Jo Hilton, Clinical Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Kerrie Hipgrave MBACP Registered

João Hipólito, Professor, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal

Cara Hitchcock MBACP Registered

Brennan Holt MBACP Registered

Jacqueline Homonko MBACP (Accred)

Darren Hopgood MBACP Registered & NCS Accredited

Kirsty Horne NCS member

Sophie Horrox MBACP (Accred)

Angela Hotchkiss, Person-Centred counsellor

Richard House Ph.D, Chartered Psychologist, former Senior Lecturer in counselling & psychotherapy

Bernard Howell MBACP Registered

Lin Hudson MBACP (Accred)

Gillian Hughson NCS member

Kathy Humberstone MBACP (Accred); Senior Lecturer, University of Derby

Lee Humphreys BACP student member

Jane Hupston MBACP Registered & NCS

Fiona Hutchings MBACP (Accred)

Lynne Hutton MBACP Registered

Darren Jackson

Gillian James MBACP Registered

Marie Jefsioutine MBACP Registered

Marlene Jenas MBACP Registered

Julie Jenner UKAHPP, UKCP and EABP registered

Julia Jenkins MBACP Registered

Dr Peter Jewel, Person-Centred counsellor and supervisor

William Johnston MBACP Registered

Shirley Jolley Retired Person-Centred counsellor, TPCA

Ruth Jones MBACP (Accred)

Stephen Joseph Ph.D, Professor of Psychology, Health & Social Care, University of Nottingham

Kay Juviler-Bacon MBACP (Accred)

Ewa Kaczorkiewicz, Psychotherapist & Psychologist, Warsaw, Poland

Edwin Kahn, ADPCA

Ali Keen MBACP Registered

Dawn Keenan, trainee counsellor, Liverpool John Moores University

Susan Kelly MBACP Registered

Emma Keir MBACP (Accred); CMCOSCA

Josephine Kerr MBACP Registered

Howard Kirschenbaum, Professor Emeritus, University of Rochester; biographer of Carl Rogers

Grace Klein, ADPCA

Julia Kohnert MBACP Registered

Lisa Kmita MA; Prog. Leader, University Campus North Lincolnshire

Judy Knight MBACP Registered

Farah Kurdi-Villate CCA Intern, University of Chicago

Nicolas Krivine

Lynne Lacock MBACP Registered; Senior Lecturer

Colin Lago BACP Fellow; M.Ed, D.Litt

Adam Laidler MBACP Registered; psychotherapist

Leonore Langner, Chair, PCE Europe

Janey Lansdell MBACP Registered, NCS member

Emma Largesse MBACP Registered

Barbara Leach Former MBACP (Senior Accred), now retired

Maggie Leathley MBACP Registered; BSc MA PGDip

Rev Dr Jeff Leonardi, counsellor, supervisor, Honorary Research Fellow

Sonica Li, American Counseling Association (ACA), ADPCA

Germain Lietaer, Emeritus Professor, Catholic University Leuven, Division of Clinical Psychology

Jacqui Light NCS member

Mary Lim MBACP Registered

Francesca Lo Verso MBACP Registered

Georgia Looker, level 4 PCT Counselling student

Corrina Lord MBACP (Accred)

Kate Loughran MBACP Registered

Ruth Lyne MBACP (Accred)

Suzi Mackenzie MBACP (Senior Accred)

Colin Mackillop MBACP Registered

Vickey Maddrell, postgraduate student, LJMU

Angela Madeley NCS member

Lisa Major NCS student member; trainee on MA

Barbara Malinen, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer

Bogumila Malinowska MBACP (Accred)

Lorna Marchant BACP Fellow

Vivien Marsh MBACP (Accred)

Mary Martin MBACP Registered

Fiona McAlister MBACP Registered

Ali McBride MBACP (Accred)

Jennifer McCann UKCP Registered psychotherapeutic counsellor

Lorna McCarthy MBACP (Senior Accred)

Karon McCarthy-Sadd

Kate McGarry MBACP Registered; PCT Scotland

Elizabeth H. McGauley Sarfaty M.Ed

Susan McGinnis MBACP Registered

Alan McNeill MBACP (Accred), PGDip Couns; NHS primary care counsellor

William Mendez

Beatrice Miller, Chair, PCSR; Person-Centred Therapist

Tina Miller MA; sociologist, social worker, and family life educator

Katie Miller-Cole MBACP Registered; PCU member

Graeme Mills MBACP (Accred)

Catherine Mitchell MBACP Registered

Joanna Mockfrord, Person-Centred Experiential trainee

Mihaela Momoiu MSc; UKCP Registered psychotherapist

Kathryn A. Moon, Licensed Counselor, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Judy Moore Ph.D, MBACP (Senior Accred); former Director, Centre for Counselling Studies, UEA

Dr Shirley Moore MBACP Registered

Hilary Moors MBACP Registered

Trish Morgan BACP student member

Kerry Morris MBACP Registered

Rosswitha Morrison MBACP Registered

Kate Morrissey MBACP Registered

Mike Moss MBACP Registered

John Moulder A.M., LSW; B Temaner-Brodley PG Fellow, CCA, Chicago

Danusia Mulligan MBACP Registered & NCS Accredited

Alison Munro MBACP Registered

Dr David Murphy, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

Anne Murphy MBACP (Accred)

Claire Murray MBACP Registered

Travis Musich CCA Intern, Illinois School of Prof. Psychology, National Louis University

Lynn Naidoo MBACP Registered

Wendy Neil, Person-Centered Counsellor, MNCS, BA (Hons), MSc, DIC

Anna Nelson-Smith MBACP Registered

Paula Newman MBACP (Senior Accred) counsellor and supervisor

Georgeta Niculescu ARPCP

Sally Nilsson, Human Givens Practitioner

Len Northfield MBACP Registered; MSc, PGDip

Stacy Nye MBACP Registered

Donna O'Connor MBACP Registered; psychotherapeutic counsellor

Charlotte O'Hanlon BACP student member

Jeremy O'Sullivan MBACP (Accred)

Sarah Oak MBACP (Accred); member of MK Rogerian Group

Todd Odell M.A.; Senior Therapist, Chicago Counseling Associates (CCA)

Stephen Ong, Person-Centred therapist

Gemma Owen MBACP Registered

Lynn Palethorpe MBACP Registered

Joana Pancada MBACP Registered; MA

Nicola Parry BACP student member

Ian Parker, in solidarity, President, College of Psychoanalysts - UK

Geraldine Pass MBACP Registered

Saf Patel MBACP Registered

Fiona Paterson MBACP Registered

Lorna Patterson MBACP (Accred)

Rachael Peacock, MUCKP Person-Centred Psychotherapist

Sally Pendreigh MBACP (Senior Accred); Person-Centred counsellor

Natali Petkova MBACP Registered

Sarah Pettifer MBACP Registered; therapist and trainer

Gabriella Philippou, Person-Centred Chamber, Pancyprian Association for Psychotherapists (PAP)

Mary Phoenix MBACP (Accred)

Susan Pildes, Senior Trainer, Chicago Counseling Associates (CCA)

Lisa Pinder MBACP Registered; psychotherapist & counsellor

Caroline Plummer MBACP Registered

Maggie Pollard MBACP (Senior Accred)

Chip Ponsford

Martin Poole, trainee therapist

Denis Postle ARCA, Independent Practitioners Network (IPN)

Kevin Powell MBACP Registered

Karen Prescod MBACP Registered

Sue Price NCS member

Dr Gillian Proctor, Lecturer, University of Leeds, and independent clinical psychologist

Steph Quinn MBACP Registered

Rob Radcliffe MBACP Registered

Heather Rai PG Student, University of Nottingham

Pretish Raja UKCP Registered; co-founder, Aashna Counselling & Psychotherapy

Suzi Rankin

Catarina M. Rato MBACP (Senior Accred)

Lyn Rhodes MBACP (Senior Accred)

Anne Richards MBACP Registered

Antonia Richardson MBACP Registered; MUKCP

Kathleen Richardson, diploma student

Ruth Richardson MBACP Registered

Nicola Richter MA; MBACP (Senior Accredited), UKCP Registered, MBPsS, Fellow of HEA

Lindsay Riley MBACP Registered

Alison Rimmell MBACP (Accred)

Anne Robertson MBACP Registered

Cy Rodger MBACP Registered

Andy Rogers MBACP Registered; PGDip; therapist, supervisor & author

Blue Roth LCSW; Staff supervisor & therapist, Chicago Counseling Associates (CCA)

Kaye Rowe MBACP Registered

Andy Rushton UKCP Registered

Peter Ryan MBACP (Accred)

Professor Andrew Samuels, former Chair, UKCP

Pete Sanders, author, retired counsellor, supervisor and trainer

Hamilton Sargent MBACP Registered

Martin Sawers, Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP), IAPT Counsellor

James Schindler-Ord MBACP Registered; BSc

Jane Schindler-Ord MBACP Registered

Carolyn Schneider A.M., LCPC; Director, Chicago Counseling Associates

Julia Scott MBACP Registered; NCS Accredited

Trodi-Ann Scott BACP student member

Becky Seale MBACP (Senior Accred)

Judith Seddon MBACP (Accred); RGN

Tracy Sedgeworth MBACP Registered

Alberto S. Segrera, Emeritus Professor, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico

Daniela Ploesteanu Sfirlea ARPCP

Radha Shah MBACP Registered

Mike Shallcross MBACP Registered

Rosemin Shariff MBACP (Accred)

Sandra Sharman MBACP Registered

Kath Shaw MBACP & UKCP Registered

Hannah Shepherd NCS Accredited

Katie Ship MBACP Registered, FdA

Jessica Shipman, ADPCA

Lynne Short MBACP (Accred), Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Lois Sidney, formerly MBACP Registered

Molnár L. Simon, Rogers Centre - Foundation for the Autonomous Person (Hungary)

Helen Skelton UKCP Registered

Al Skiffington-Smith MSc; UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Audrey E. Smith MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Deb Smith MBACP Registered

Elizabeth Smith MBACP (Senior Accred)

Katherine Smith MBACP Registered

Liz Smith MBACP Registered; NCS Accredited

Leona Smith-Kerr MBACP Registered

Wendy Snell MBACP Registered

Sarah Sollis MA

Lisbeth Sommerbeck, Danish psychologist and author

Amy Star MBACP Registered

Geri Stein MBACP Registered

Susan Stephen MBACP (Accred)

Anna Sternberg MBACP (Accred)

Ian Stockridge MBACP Registered

Helen Storey UKCP Registered; MSc

Julia Stretton MBACP (Accred)

Kate Stubbings MBACP (Senior Accred)

Joseph Suart, College of Psychoanalysts, Free Psychotherapy Network, PCU

Amanda Sugarman MBACP Registered

Árpi Süle, Editor-in-Chief, Dutch Journal of PCE Psychotherapies of the Netherlands & Belgium

Heather Swan MBACP Registered

Julie Taylor

Rachel Teare MBACP (Accred); Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Victoria Telfer-Smith MBACP Registered

Veda Tester MBACP Registered; BSc (hons)

Claire Thomas MBACP (Accred)

Alison Thorne MBACP (Senior Accred)

Gloria Tirelli MBACP Registered

Janet Tolan BACP Fellow; NCS (Senior Accred)

Jo Tomlinson, Lecturer in counselling; MA Comm. Psych.

Siobhan Toner MBACP Registered

Agnes Banatine Toth, Person-Centred counsellor, Hungary

Ian Townshend MA; Retired Senior Lecturer, UCLan

Henri Treece NCS member

Melanie Holland Tucker MBACP Registered

Allan Turner MBACP (Senior Accred)

Bridget Tyson-Carr MBACP Registered

Elizabeth Urie MBACP (Accred)

Debbie Vallance MBACP Registered

Dr Kathleen Vandenberghe, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Daniel Vanyi, Person-Centred counsellor, Hungary

Christine Vinnicombe MBACP Registered; integrative counsellor

Alan Mark Walker MS, LMFT, Texas

Jenny Watkins UKCP Registered Person-Centred psychotherapist; MSc

Catherine Watson MBACP (Accred)

Natasha Wellfare NCS Accredited

Chris Wels MBACP (Accred); Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Neil Weston MBACP Registered

Graham Westwell MSc; Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University

Louis White NCS member

Andy Whitehouse, Dip. in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Jacqui Whittingham MBACP Registered

Melanie Whyatt MBACP Registered

Heather Whyte MBACP Registered

Cathrin Wildwood MBACP Registered

Heidi Wilke MBACP Registered

Dr Paul Wilkins Ph.D (Psychotherapy)

Paula J. Williams MSc, Fellow of NCS

Liz Willows MBACP Registered

David Wilson MBACP Registered

Marge Witty Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy Uni, Chicago

Judy Wright MBACP Registered

Julie Wright MBACP Registered

Jin Wu Psy.D; ADPCA; licensed clinical psychologist, Illinois, USA

Rae Yates NCS Accredited

Mei Liou Zarnitsyna, CCA Intern, Loyola University, Chicago

Alicja Zwiercan MA in PCE Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Nottingham


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