rscpp.co.uk is a free resource for people to help them make a safer, smarter choice of psychological therapist, and a more informed, reliable choice of therapy.
rscpp.co.uk is preferred and trusted by 38,000 clients as it is uniquely:
rscpp.co.uk verifies accredited/chartered/registered statuses monthly, via the official websites of the professional bodies which grant them. These websites are babcp.com, bacp.co.uk, bpc.org.uk, bps.org.uk, cosrt.org.uk, hcpc-uk.org, nationalcounsellingsociety.org and psychotherapy.org.uk. rscpp.co.uk checks therapists statuses by their names and membership numbers when professional bodies publish them. rscpp.co.uk removes therapists who no longer have these statuses. These monthly checks ensure all therapists are recognised as therapists by professional bodies, are bound by a professional conduct code of a professional body, and have attained the higher level membership types granted by professional bodies - accredited/chartered/registered. rscpp.co.uk records and displays the length of time therapists have been on rscpp.co.uk. This enables people to see how long therapists have been known and trusted by rscpp.co.uk.
rscpp.co.uk verifies reviews by only publishing reviews from clients who have used rscpp.co.uk to contact therapists and attended at least two sessions. rscpp.co.uk invites reviews from clients and therapists can decide not to send these invites when it would be inappropriate to do so. Therapists can invite reviews from clients. rscpp.co.uk only edits reviews when readability improvements are required and never to change their meaning. These reviews enable clients to have a voice and share their experiences in plain language. rscpp.co.uk verifies therapists’ client engagement rates based on enquirers who have used rscpp.co.uk to contact therapists and therapists’ updates as to whether they attended 0, 1 or more sessions. These engagement rates provide transparency about how well therapists engage with clients.
rscpp.co.uk verifies that National Institute for Health and Care Excellence therapy guidance both exists and is up-to-date via its official website at nice.org.uk. This information provides an independent, evidenced based, cost-aware and manageable choice of therapies.
rscpp.co.uk verifies digital copies of therapists’ qualifications in therapies before therapists can offer them on rscpp.co.uk. This provides peace of mind.
rscpp.co.uk was founded in 2007 and is led by:
Richard Snowdon - Founder and CEO
Richard helps people with mental health problems access proper and appropriate help, by running rscpp.co.uk to standards which are safer and smarter, and more informative and reliable. He understands why it is important to, through his previous work as an accredited therapist. Richard was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. His trainings include a graduate degree in psychoanalysis from Middlesex University and a diploma in counselling from the Whittington Hospital in London.
Tommy Newman - Founder and CEO
Tommy has overall responsibility for everything technical at RSCPP and enjoys taking innovative approaches to help people find the right support. He understands that at the point of needing a therapist, people need the process to be as helpful as possible. His training includes a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Bristol.
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