Information was received with regard to Ms Czemerys sufficient to refer for consideration under Article 4.6 of the Memorandum & Articles of Association.
The allegations considered by the Article 4.6 Panel were as follows:
That Ms Czemerys allegedly entered into a personal relationship with an ex-client whilst working for an organisation, where having a relationship with an ex-client constitutes gross misconduct
Ms Czemerys allegedly breached boundaries and trust in allegedly having a personal relationship with an ex-client and having "been seen out and about socialising with an ex ... patient"
Ms Czemerys' alleged lack of accountability and integrity in her dealings with her employer regarding issues of professional conduct, as suggested by her resignation following notification of their concerns and her refusal to attend a disciplinary hearing.
Ms Czemerys' alleged lack of honesty and respect toward her colleagues as suggested by her communication with them.
The member was invited to send in a written response, and did so.
The Panel carefully considered all the original evidence submitted under Article 4.6 together with the response from Ms Czemerys to the Panel's request for further information.
The Panel decided to implement Article 4.6 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and withdraw BACP membership from Anna Czemerys to take effect 28 days from notification of this decision. The Panel gave its reasons for its decision as follows:
Ms Czemerys admits to having had a personal relationship with an ex-client but has been unable or unwilling to provide documentation evidencing that she properly discussed her actions, or intended actions, in supervision or with her managers. This behaviour is incompatible with the values and principles of counselling and psychotherapy and lacking in the personal moral qualities to which counsellors and psychotherapists are strongly encouraged to aspire.
Ms Czemerys was given the opportunity to appeal the decision, but no appeal was received. Consequently her membership was withdrawn.
Any future application for membership of this Association will be considered under Article 4.3 of the Memorandum and Articles of the Association.