As well as being a member of a regulated professional body, it is important that a counsellor is transparent with regard to his/her full armoury or background. I am happy to disclose this here:

ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) – Membership expires 10/12/2023

BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) – Membership expired 05/01/2020

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) – in order to keep abreast of industry developments, I currently utilise Psychotherapy Networker’s online tools and the BACP’s archive, read Private Practice Journal, and Asylum Magazine, attend supervision and discuss the sector in general with former peers. I also contribute book reviews and feature articles to BACP journals which itself constitutes R&D (research & development) in the area of therapy

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) – Basic Certificate issued on 18/05/2018 and updated on 5/11/2019 & 21/12/2020 & 23/12/2021

FTP (Fitness to Practise) – deemed Proficient on 23/05/2018

ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) – not required to pay a fee for Data Protection after taking the online ‘Registration self-assessment’ >>> GDPR self-assessment

  • 1. Do you use CCTV for the purposes of crime prevention?


  • 2. Are you processing personal information?


  • 3. Do you process the information electronically?


You are under no requirement to pay a fee

Organisations that do not process personal information on a computer are exempt.  You therefore do not have to pay a fee to the ICO

However, it is important that your organisation adheres to the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations and understands best practice for managing information. To help ensure you are complying with the GDPR, we have produced a range of training materials including practical toolkits, training videos and more.

Even if you are exempt, you may still wish to pay a data protection fee.