The Professional Standards Authority recommend the following:
"We recommend you only choose practitioners who are regulated or on an Accredited Register
When you should check practitioners:
It is important that people who work in health and care are trained, skilled and treat patients and service users well. Regulators and accredited registers help to keep you safe by ‘registering’ health and care practitioners - you should check a practitioner’s registration when you:
Pay for private services from a health or care practitioner Employ a health or care practitioner Commission services from a health or care practitioner Have concerns about a practitioner"
The National Counselling Society (NCS) holds an Accredited Register that lists qualified Counsellors all over the UK.
The NCS’s Register is simple, easy to use and enables you to find a qualified counsellor who can offer therapeutic support to suit your needs.
Searches can be done by location or name, and you can also check whether someone is on the Register.
You can search the National Counselling Society's Accredited Register here: https://www.nationalcounsellin... can use the Professional Standards Authority's 'check a practitioner' tool here: https://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/check-practitioners