The Register has been in existence since 1997 and was previously known as the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP). It is governed by the Register Advisory Board, which is chaired by Professor Ed Sallis OBE.


The Register is a list of BACP members who have met the standards for registration.

BACP's voluntary register has been accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. All registrants are bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

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In addition, all registrants are required to be in regular supervision and to undertake appropriate continuing professional development. Some registrants have also sought a higher level of quality assurance through the BACP accreditation scheme and those members are clearly marked as 'accredited' on the Register. 

Andy Garland is both registered (certficate number: 052963) and accredited with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (membership number: 617529).

Andy is an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), membership number: 617529.  As a registered and accredited Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist he abides by the code of ethics and conduct outlined by these governing bodies.

The BACP Register is the first psychological therapists' register to be accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by anandy garland l bacp l accredited l cardiff l counselling l psychotherapy independent body, accountable to Parliament.

Members of the public can now choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

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