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2 October 2012
UKCP has been campaigning against so-called 'reparative' therapy for years. Janet Weisz, chair of UKCP, today said “We issued ethical guidance to all our members in 2011, and we are very pleased that BACP has issued guidance to their members.”
Speaking earlier this year, the Revd Canon, Adrian M Rhodes, who is President of the European Association of Psychotherapy, a UKCP member and former UKCP Vice-chair, said:
'Both psychotherapy/counselling and the religious quest, are powerful explorations of what it is to be human, in all its richness and diversity. They have much to offer each other and the interplay between these fields is profoundly enriching and enlightening. However, to use either activity as a covert way of achieving the aims of the other is both unworthy and unprofessional. It is as wrong to pursue through psychotherapy, a religious agenda which predetermines homosexuality as wrong, as it would be to use psychotherapy to define religious faith as pathological state to be eradicated.'