Abingdon Counselling and Psychotherapy A reflection

Helen Asbury MA(Hons) Cantab, MBACP


William Bentley also offers counselling at Abindon Counselling and Psychotherapy certain days of the week.

The UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) is the professional body that sets standards of competence and ethical practice for qualified and training Transactional Analysts in all TA fields in the UK. The UKATA is affiliated to the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) and is a member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is the largest and broadest professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Britain. I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

The European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) is the European body which runs examinations and certifies members in Europe. Members of the UKATA are automatically also members of EATA and part of the UKATA membership fee is paid to EATA each year. EATA publishes the EATA Newsletter 3 times each which all UKATA members receive and members can also register for the members website of EATA. EATA do not have individual member registration, so you can only join via one of EATAs national association, such as the UKATA.

The International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) is the International body which runs examinations and certifies members outside Europe. ITAA accept individual membership from all nations and publish the Script and TAJ which ITAA members receive.

The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) regulates and registers different models of psychotherapy in the UK. The UKATA is a member organisation of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy Section (HIPS) of the UKCP and therefore register eligible members with UKCP each year. An UKATA member who has qualified in TA psychotherapy and meet UKCPs requirements, may be placed on the UKCP National Register of Psychotherapists as 'Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist'.