Wednesday, October 15, 2008


It would be nice to think that you are all BAPCA members and that there would be no need to post or circulate this. But knowing otherwise, here is the guts of an email I received yesterday, inviting comments on that hottest of potatoes (I'm never quite sure if there's an 'e' in that plural?) - STATUTORY REGULATION.

Please read, respond, circulate to colleagues.

Here it is...


Dear BAPCA member,

The Health Professions Council has launched its call for ideas on the proposed statutory regulation of psychotherapists and counsellors.

The call for ideas seeks the views of stakeholders, organisational and individual, on a number of relevant topics including information about the potential size of the occupational field, existing voluntary registers and education and training programmes. They also welcome the views of stakeholders on other relevant topics.

The call for ideas runs until 24 October 2008. You can download a copy of the document from the HPC website or they can provide hard copies on request. You can find the call for ideas at:

Please forward your comments to Di English at and the CG will co-ordinate a BAPCA response.

Aside from this HPC are also pleased to receive your individual response.

Andrea Uphoff

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Solace is a charity based in Leeds that provides counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.

They are about to expand their counselling service to Bradford and are looking to recruit two volunteer counsellors with at least a Diploma in Counselling or equivalent to work for half a day a week in Bradford on either a Thursday or Friday.

Please contact them for further details and an application pack on 0113 249 1437 or email

Please see for more information about Solace.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Still Alive And Well?

PCAyorks became a virtual / e-group for some time due to lack of resources but is set to gradually revive itself in 2008. The original 'co-ordinator', Paul Colley, will also return from sabbatical sometime in 2009, when a more fully-functioning group will hopefully rise from the ashes - watch this space!.