BACP Ethical Guidelines

Congratulations to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

The BACP has just announced an addition to the Ethical Guidelines which govern Addictions UK and many similar originations. The Statement of Ethical Practice makes clear that so called “reparative” or “conversion” therapy in respect of sexual orientation is not acceptable. It reaffirms that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and that attempts to “treat” homosexuality have no medical indication and represent a severe threat to the health and human rights of the affected person.
At Addictions UK we totally support this this amendment to the Ethical Guidelines , which we believe to be long overdue. We are totally committed to socially inclusive, non-judgemental attitudes to people who identify across the diverse range of human sexualities. We believe this approach has positive consequences for those individuals as well as for the wider society in which they live. There is no scientific, rational or ethical reason to treat people who identify within a range of human sexualities any differently from those who identify as heterosexual.
Once again, our congratulations to the BACP. Well done.
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