The lay Register Advisory Board is made up of professionals from a variety of disciplines. Many of them will have some knowledge of the counselling professions but none are counsellors or psychotherapists.
Their focus is to ensure that the public can have confidence in our registered members by having clear standards at all stages of the process. They consider such areas as admission to the Register, maintenance and renewal of member registration.
Board members are appointed from public advertisements. The current board is:
Lay Chair: Professor Ed Sallis
Lay Members: Robert Allen, Stephen Thacker, Velia Soames
BACP staff team
The Register Advisory Board is supported by a team of specialist staff:
- Registrar: Christina Docchar
- Assistant Registrar Entry & Maintenance: Rebecca Grace
- Assistant Registrar Conduct: John O'Dowd
Board meetings are also attended by representatives from our senior management team and a nominated representative from our Board of Governors.