Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKCP)

Our specialist lawyers represent Counsellors and Psychotherapists who are under investigation by the UKCP.

Main areas of practice

We care as much about your registration as you do so we work hard to provide a personalised service which offers you guidance and support at this difficult time. Whether you face an allegation of misconduct (particularly one concerning dishonesty), that you lack competence or have an adverse health condition, our team can assist you with:

  • Providing clear and impartial advice in respect of the UKCP’s allegations and the evidence it has in support of its case
  • Advising you as to the various stages in the UKCP Fitness to Practise proceedings, including:
  • Interim Order Applications
  • Case Management Hearings
  • Substantive Hearings
  • Fact-Finding (the burden and standard of proof)
  • Misconduct
  • Impairment (insight and remediation)
  • Sanctions
  • Substantive Order Reviews
  • Restoration
  • Appeals
  • Claims for Judicial Review

As well as:

  • Carrying out all relevant legal research
  • Drafting written representations on your behalf and corresponding with the UKCP and other parties where necessary
  • Collating evidence in support of your defence
  • Attending all hearings at the UKCP (and any Case Management Hearings conducted on the telephone)
  • Following the conclusion of your case, advise you as to the merits of any appeal
  • Represent you in respect of any connected criminal investigation

If you are under investigation, complete the contact form on this page to speak with one of our specialists lawyers.

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