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BACP is delighted to be working in partnership with, and support of, BRIT. We are keen to work with Phil's vision and innovative ideas and ensure that young people facing adversity are given the support and encouragement that they richly deserve. The vision of BRIT is clearly supported by the ethos of BACP's own vision "towards an emotionally healthy society".
The central premise of BRIT is to inspire young people to achieve the most they can and believe in their ability. In order to do this, it is essential that the cornerstone of their journey is psychological wellness.
Sitting alongside British Inspirational Figures (BRIT Mentors) is the work of professional counsellors and therapists. BRIT has a professional partnership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
THE GOALS OF THIS PARTNERSHIP ARE AS FOLLOWS:
• All BACP accredited therapists are invited to join the BRIT map.
• A team of BRIT BACP Practitioners at the BRIT Centre delivering
assessments, counselling support and supervision.
• Young People leaving BRIT will have the details of the nearest BACP counsellor to their home should they wish to continue their
Ensuring the highest levels of professional and ethical practice within BRIT is of paramount importance. The BACP Ethical Framework provides all BRIT staff (both clinical and non-
THE BACP’S ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY ARE RECOGNISED BY BRIT AS BEST PRACTICE
• Being trustworthy: honouring the trust placed in the practitioner
(also referred to as fidelity).
• Autonomy: respect for the client’s right to be self-
• Beneficence: a commitment to promoting the client’s well-
• Justice: the fair and impartial treatment of all clients and the provision of adequate services.
THE BACP’S FUNDAMENTAL VALUES FIT PERFECTLY WITH HOW BRIT ASPIRES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE TREATED WHEN THEY VISIT THE BRIT CENTRE;
• Respecting human rights and dignity.
• Protecting the safety of clients.
• Ensuring the integrity of practitioner-
• Enhancing the quality of professional knowledge and its application.
• Alleviating personal distress and suffering.
• Fostering a sense of self that is meaningful to the person(s) concerned.
• Increasing personal effectiveness.
• Enhancing the quality of relationships between people.
• Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture.
• Striving for the fair and adequate provision of counselling and psychotherapy services.