Abbreviations

ACC  –  Association of Christian Counsellors

AEB  –  Associated Examining Board

AGIP  –  Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy

AHBMT  –  Association of Holistic Biodynamic Massage Therapists

AHP  –  Association of Humanistic Psychology

AHPP  –  Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (also UKAHPP)

ANLP  –  Association of Neuro Linguistic Programmers

APT  –  Association of Play Therapists

APT  –  Association of Professional Therapists

BACP  –  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

BADTh  –  British Association for Drama Therapists

BAPCA  –  British Association for the Person Centred Approach

BAP  –  British Association of Psychotherapists

BAPPS  –  British Association for Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Supervisors

BIIP  –  British Institute of Integrative Therapists

BPS  –  British Psychological Society

BRS  –  British Rebirth Society

CPC  –  Counsellors in Primary Care

COSRT  –  College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

CQSW  –  Certificate of Qualification in Social Work

CSCT  –  Central School of Counselling and Therapy

CBPC  –  Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre

EAC  –  European Association for Counselling

EAGALA  –  Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association

EMDR  –  Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

FIP  –  Forum of Independent Psychotherapists

FPC  –  Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling

HPC  –  Health Professionals Council

IATE  –  Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education

ICE  –  (Cambridge University) Institute of Continuing Education formerly BCE

IGA  –  Institute of Group Analysis

IPCC  –  Ipswich Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre

IPN  –  Independent Practitioners Network

IRT  –  Institute for Reality Therapy (UK)

ISMA  –  International Stress Management Association (UK)

ITA  –  Institute of Transactional Analysis

ME  –  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

MNCP  –  Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists

MNCH  –  Member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists

NLP  –  Neuro Linguistic Programming

NOTA  –  National Offenders Treatment Association

NRHP  –  National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists

NVQ  –  National Vocational Qualification

PET  –  Psychosynthesis and Education Trust (London)

PICT  –  Parks Inner Child Therapy

PTSD   –  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

RSA  –  Royal Society of Arts

RSPOPUK  –  Research Society for Process Oriented Psychology UK

RTA  –  Reality Therapy Association

SAC  –  Suffolk Association for Counselling

SAP  –  Society of Analytical Psychology

UEA  –  University of East Anglia

UKAPI   –  United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration

UKAPC  –  United Kingdom Association of Psychotherapeutic Counsellors

UKCP  –  UK Council for Psychotherapy (formerly UKSCP)

UKRCP  –  United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

UNISA  –  University of South Africa

WPF  –  Westminster Pastoral Foundation