Equal Opportunities Statement
The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy respects the dignity and individuality of all our stakeholders. These include:
- service users
- teaching professionals
- clinical team
- administrative and clerical staff
- cleaning team
- partner agencies
At the heart of our ethos, is our respect for the integrity of the individual. Mindful of the psychological impact of social exclusion, and to ensure that practically we ‘do what we say’, the Northern Guild seeks to be aware of needs of all employed, self-employed and service users in terms of ethnicity, disability, age and access to personal development and growth to ensure that we do not discriminate indirectly.
This statement is actively supported through our operational policy, committee infrastructure, training materials, handbook, client evaluation and community meetings for students where we positively encourage feedback and implement recommendations in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Following developments in equality legislation nationally, we are guided by models of best practice and through our accrediting organisations, UKCP and BACP.