The British government is seeking to regulate ‘talking therapies’ . The proposal is that psychotherapists come under the Health Professions Council which currently regulates occupational therapists, physiotherapists, paramedics, art therapists and other professions.
There are many instances of unprofessional behaviour amongst psychotherapists and, until now, therapists who have been struck off by other professional bodies have simply sought the ‘safe harbor’ of psychotherapy.
Prominent psychotherapists are fighting back. Should you wish to read it, this 26-part series strongly argues for regulation.