The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
An umbrella organisation, with over 70 training and listing organisations in membership. UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, containing over 6,700 registrants who meet exacting standards and training requirements.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
The British Association for Counselling grew from the Standing Conference for the Advancement of Counselling, a grouping of organisations inaugurated in 1970 at the instigation of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. It enables counsellors and psychotherapists to belong to a united profession that meets the commonality of interests for both counselling and psychotherapy.
The Association for Family Therapy
AFT is the leading body representing those working with families in the public and independent sector in the UK. The broad group of therapies under the banner of “systemic family therapy” work not only with families, but with individual children and adults, couples, and the wider communities of clients. They work in ways that not only support change with individuals but also in their relationships in the family and beyond, so children, young people and/or those important to them are supported in continued recovery.
Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Their web site is intended to provide resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing. It Includes general information about the approach, as well as links, training resources, and information on reprints and recent research.