The Middlesbrough service My Sisters Place is to be recognised with a prestigious award by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) after the Association's Annual General Meeting in London today - Monday 14 November 2011.
The Award for Excellence in Counselling and Psychotherapy was given to the service for their outstanding work in the North East supporting female survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
This evidence based practice award is designed to recognise an organisation which demonstrates their long term commitment to improving quality of life within a community, group of individuals or organisation. It recognises a counselling and psychotherapy service which consistently demonstrates high standards and excellence in counselling and psychotherapy practice.
My Sisters Place was established in 2004 following requests from, and in consultation with, service users who felt that they needed specialised support in dealing with the psychological impacts of trauma. Providing a ‘one stop shop' facility where they meet the varied needs of women suffering domestic violence, My Sisters Place work in partnership with a range of external agencies to ensure they provide the relevant support and protection needed.
Counselling Service Manager, Ejaye Moran says "Evidence based practice, accountability, measurability and transparency is the foundation of our service both in terms of our commitment to our clients and our profession as we continue to evidence and promote the benefits of therapy to a wider audience.
We feel this award recognises and reflects our organisations on-going commitment and dedication to providing and maintaining a very specialised and effective therapeutic service. A service which we feel delivers exceptional and measurable outcomes whilst still remaining informed by and responsive to the changing needs of our client group."
BACP's annual awards scheme recognises, rewards and celebrates innovation and excellence in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, as part of the Association's commitment to spread and promote best practice. There are five awards to be presented this year which will recognise work that has set new standards in extending the availability of counselling and psychotherapy and has provided further evidence of the effectiveness of talking therapy.
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