Counselling is – a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.
All counsellors at Impact northeast are trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings that you have.
Sometimes, the term ‘counselling’ is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a specific type of therapy in its own right.
All I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast Counsellors are required to adhere to the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P). B.A.C.P are a professional body.
What is a professional body?
There are various professional bodies in existence that have taken on the role of self-regulation of counselling/psychotherapy. Whilst counsellors and psychotherapists are under no legal obligation to become a member of a professional body, registration will mean a member has met certain requirements set by their professional body and must abide by a code of ethics and complaints procedure.
All professional bodies differ in their requirements for membership; some require very strict standards for all their members and others provide different categories for their members (e.g. Associate Member, Member, and Accredited Member). Counsellors and psychotherapists who are a member of a professional body will make this clear on their profile.
I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast and their counsellors are registered and accredited or working towards accreditation with British Association for counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member, Member (MBACP), Accredited Member (MBACP Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure.