Sun 26 April 2009, The Observer

Don't judge us all by Draper's practices

Catherine Bennett ( "Anyone seeking help from Derek Draper needs therapy" , last week) is correct when she says that, without proper regulation of psychotherapists and counsellors, anyone "struck off" by their membership organisation can simply continue in practice. In fact, in the absence of such regulation, anyone can potentially work as a psychotherapist or counsellor and offer services to clients, some of whom may be very vulnerable, without any compulsory check on their training, conduct or competence.
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