Against UK political moves towards Statutory Legislation & locking out the clinics of all practitioners who do not comply

by Julia Evans on March 17, 2019

Previous texts :

Newsletter against the BACP, BPC & UKCP SCoPEd project : Alliance for Counselling & Psychotherapy  on 8th February 2019 or here

Three leading professional regulatory bodies create a new competence framework. by Julia Evans on 15th January 2019 or here


The Big 3, BACP, BPC & UKCP have all triumphantly announced on 8th March 2019  the recent survey to be a complete success.  See

So the fight back begins

1) A blog by RICHARD HOUSE


MARCH 12, 2019




MARCH 17, 2019


In response to the SCoPEd initial consultation results, the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy, College of PsychoanalystsNational Counselling Society,   Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, & the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union have written a joint letter to BACP, UKCP and BPC.

See :

This has been tweeted (Please join in) :

Useful definitions

BACP – British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy –

BPC – British Psychoanalytic Council –

UKCP – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy –

PSA – (to which all the big 3 belong) Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care –

– Until 30 November 2012 it was known as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE). It is an independent body, which is accountable to the Parliament of the United Kingdom.[2] It assesses the performance of each regulator, conducts audits, scrutinises their decisions and reports to Parliament. It seeks to achieve balance in the oversight of regulation through the application of the concept of right-touch regulation

HCPC – The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) | –, From the UKCP’s website:

– How we protect the public

We set the standards for the professionals on our Register

We approve programmes which professionals must complete to register with us

We take action when professionals on our Register do not meet our standards

Related texts

Newsletter against the BACP, BPC & UKCP SCoPEd project : Alliance for Counselling & Psychotherapy  on 8th February 2019 or here

Three leading professional regulatory bodies create a new competence framework. by Julia Evans on 15th January 2019 or here

(Alliance for Counselling & Psychotherapy Blog :  Contact:

Other texts on Government action

The dream of living with no risks by Gustavo Dessal : 1st December 2018 : The Lacanian review online : here

What the Government’s strategy of implementation by force produces – fear, and worse  by Julia Evans on December 1, 2012 or here

CHRE(PSA) trumpets its success in creating a ghetto of wellbeing practitioners who are compliant (for a fee) to the Government’s fantasy of safeguarding. by Julia Evans on October 3, 2012 or here

How Government Action goes wrong…. ‘The report says the department pushed ahead without undertaking basic project approval checks, taking decisions before testing the ideas for feasibility.’  by Julia Evans on September 20, 2011  or here

Quote from Jacques Lacan :

Seminar XVII : 14th January 1970 : Jacques Lacan

See  Seminar XVII: Psychoanalysis upside down/The reverse side of psychoanalysis: 1969-1970 : from 26th November 1969: Jacques Lacan or here

p IV 3 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation (

That is my situation and the status of this situation as such has not been regulated, up to the present, in any way that is appropriate to it, except by imitating, except by encouraging, a resemblance to numerous other established situations. In the event, this leads to hypersensitive selection (of) practices, to a certain identification to an image, to a way of behaving, even to a human type that nothing seems to suggest should be obligatory, even to a ritual, indeed to some other measure that, at a better time, a time long past, I compared to that of a driving school, without moreover provoking from anyone any protest whatsoever.


Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst in Earl’s Court, London


7th December 2018 : To request a copy of any text whose weblink does not work, contact Julia Evans: : For fuller details, see Notice : Availability of texts from LacanianWorks by Julia Evans or here


Relevant texts by Jacques Lacan

Some Lacanian history : here

The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power:10th-13th July 1958 : Jacques Lacan or here

‘Founding Act’ 21st June 1964: Jacques Lacan or here

See also Note for the Year Book : 28th February 1971 : Jacques Lacan or here

‘Proposal of 9th October 1967  on the psychoanalyst of the School’: Jacques Lacan   or here

Talk on Teaching : 19th April 1970 : Jacques Lacan or here

‘The Italian Note’ 1973 : Jacques Lacan or here

On the Experience of the Pass : 3rd November 1973 (Afternoon in Paris) : Jacques Lacan  or here

Other texts

The Context for the APPG’s survey on prescribed drug dependence by Julia Evans on 30th  November 2018 or here

The progress of a bill against Conversion Therapy : a reply from the Minister for Women & Equalities : 12th November 2018 by Julia Evans on 12th November 2018 or here

Further on the progress of the Counsellors and Psychotherapy Regulation Bill (Conversion Therapy) by Julia Evans on 30th October 2018 or here

Opposing the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) and Conversion Therapy Billby Julia Evans 23rd  August 2018 or here

Psychoanalysis and the Post-DSM Crisis : 2014 : Éric Laurent or here

Politics, ethics, regulation and the talking therapies : current positions emerging from Parliamentary debate by Julia Evans on 20th November 2013 or here

Psychotherapy is imposed:  Psycho-analysis© works: Psychoanalysis operates’: 15th December 2010 : Julia Evans : See here

Challenges to Government’s principles used to define the care of mental ill-health by Julia Evans on 15th July 2010 or here

Why is the Ideology of Evaluation Pernicious? by Jean-Claude Maleval on 14th April 2010 : See here

Use of power here

Ethics here

Definitions of humanness here  & here

Responses to the UK Government action here

UK Government & Government action here

Lacanian Transmission : here

Of the clinic here

Texts on ‘The Symbolic Order in the XXIst Century’ here

Some Lacanian History here

Topology here

By Éric Laurent here

By Jean-Claude Maleval here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here