Therapy Abuse – Survivor Stories

thank you Phil!

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Some survivors of therapy abuse have asked me to put out an appeal to other survivors who want to tell their story. These will be anonymised, and put online here. They have also set up a discussion forum here.

If interested, email the site owners at

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Struck-off psychotherapist caught impersonating abuse victim

Another psychoanalytic therapist’s narcissism is exposed.

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Readers of this blog will be familiar with the story of Ray Holland, the psychotherapist who was struck off by the UK Council for Psychotherapy in 2014 for serious sexual misconduct with a vulnerable client. Since then he has changed his name to Ray Bott-Holland and carried on practising, registering with a string of impressive-sounding but non-accredited bodies. Along the way, he’s occasionally sent me spurious legal threats for having the temerity to put information in the public domain that was already in the public domain to begin with.

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Professional Standards Authority publishes reasons for recent UKCP suspension

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From November 2015 to January 2016, the Professional Standards Authority briefly suspended the UK Council for Psychotherapy from their list of accredited registers. After the UKCP made a number of changes, the suspension was lifted. The PSA have now published their reasons for the suspension. When I commented about it online, various people suggested I was making a fuss about a “storm in a teacup”, and that this was simply a normal part of the reaccreditation process.

From reading the PSA’s review, it becomes clear that this was no storm in a teacup. It involves, among other things, the apparent mishandling of a sexual misconduct case.

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