BABCP Accreditation: The CBT Gold Standard, a vital marker identifying good quality CBT Therapists
Why Insist Your CBT Therapist has BABCP Accreditation?
The BABCP is the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapists, the lead organisation for the theory, practice and development of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. It signals the gold standard of expertise of a CBT Therapist and the CBT quality. Any counsellor, psychotherapist or CBT therapist can be a BABCP member but achieving accreditation with the BABCP demonstrates that the CBT therapist has met the stringent criteria around qualifications and clinical experience.
The UK Regulation of CBT Therapists
Finding your qualified expert CBT therapist in the UK requires some thought because counselling and psychotherapy are unregulated professions. This means anyone can identify themselves and advertise services as a CBT Therapist, not even requiring a one day CBT workshop or ongoing CBT supervision.
Some of our therapists hold positions with Efficacy and senior posts in the NHS or academic institutions where they manage or co-ordinate specialist CBT therapy services.
What is BABCP Accreditation
As an experienced, accredited CBT psychotherapist, your therapist will have undergone core training as a qualified & registered healthcare professional, so are legally regulated, professionals. Additionally, with BABCP accreditation a CBT therapist would have undertaken advanced CBT psychotherapy training at postgraduate level, i.e. a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or MSc specifically in CBT.