Professional Standards

Professional Standards

  • Counsellors voluntarily register with a professional organisation

  • Membership is accepted only if a minimum professional standard is met

  • Professional bodies are regulated by the Professional Standards Authority

  • Confidentiality enforceable in the law of tort

UK Accredited Professional Standards Organsiations

Counselling and the Law

UK law does not regulate counselling, and as of 2020, the British Parliament has said that it has no plans to do so.


See “Government update on statutory regulation of counsellors and psychotherapists“, at BACP, 6 March 2020

UK parliament
Credit: Maurice @ Flir