National Occupational Standards

In 2010, Skills for Health drew up a set of National Occupational Standards for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The original motivation was the setting of standards for statutory regulation. These standards are available and can be used as the basis of training courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy. One set of standards is specifically addressed to the Humanistic School of therapies.

For interest, these standards are reproduced here. The originals can be obtained from the National Occupational Standards section of the Skills for Health website.

There are 14 standards relevant to Humanistic therapies: