Acorn Therapy – Ethics and standards for counselling

I am dedicated to providing a confidential, private counselling service. I am fully qualified and so are any other people I work with provide a safe environment in which to explore personal, relationship or business issues in a confidential environment.

I am committed to working ethically and confidentially with clients according to a professional code of ethics. This means that you can say what you need to say, knowing that your discussion will be respected and professionally handled, particularly if the material is of a very personal nature. We respect individuals each individual no matter their background, regardless of gender, age, sexuality, religion or nationality.

I take professional standards very seriously, for the wellbeing and security of our clients.

I am member of the of our therapists is a member of at least one professional body and so would be all other people I work with.  The level of membership may vary according to that therapist’s training status and level of experience but all therapists with Acorn therapy would practise according to the ethical code of the appropriate regulating body.

I and therapists who work with Acorn therapy  belong to at least one of the following professional associations:

·        British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

·        United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

·        College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

·        British Psychological Society (BPS)

·        Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)

·        National Council for Psychotherapy (NCP)

·        Association for Coaching UK

All these regulating bodies have rigorous training criteria. Every therapist or counsellor linked to Acorn therapy adheres to the comprehensive and strict code of ethics of their professional organisation and of the appropriate regulating body. 

I undertake ongoing clinical supervision, as appropriate to the mode of practice we offer