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Psychiatry: Regulation

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to introduce a regime to regulate psychotherapists and counsellors. (198257)

In the White Paper, Trust, Assurance, Safety—The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century, the Government identified psychotherapists and counsellors as a priority for statutory regulation. Before this can happen, these groups need to have agreed standards of training and practice and have put in place an interim voluntary system of regulation, which can form the basis of a statutory system.