Dedicated to Ethical Practice.
All people coming into counselling (clients) are entitled to good standards of practice and care from their practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy.
Its always advisable to check that any mental health practitioner, counsellor or therapist you intend to work with is qualified, and holds membership to a professional body. There are various professional bodies that have adopted the role of self-regulation of counselling/psychotherapy. Each of these professional bodies have various and different requirements for membership; some apply very strict standards for all their members and others provide different categories for their members (e.g. Associate Member, Member, Accredited Member).
It is also advisable that your counsellor/therapist registered and accredited or working towards accreditation.
Being registered / accredited with a professional body means the individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Here are a few of the most well known bodies;-
All SEDA counsellors subscribe to membership of a professional body.
Membership to a professional body requires that all counsellors endeavour to act in accordance with the guidelines and principles which inform practice, and are required to be accountable and work in accordance with the Ethical Framework of the association.
All counsellors are covered by appropriate professional indemnity insurance and have been subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.