Our concern is that there is no such thing as a licence to practise counselling in this country, unlike in most of the United States. People can set up with little or no training. Training is offered in a vast range of institutions, some of which are divorced from any clinical base.
If we are to help and contain people on the continuum of mental ill health, we need a national policy, realistic funding and regulated training with a licensing of practitioners.
Ruth Archer, Mary Anne Coate, Tim Woolmer and Ann Kutek
Westminster Pastoral Institute
London W8Reuse content