Sanctions imposed

Where a sanction does not involve either a suspension from or striking off from the BPC Register the details are not publicised. This is to protect the ongoing therapy and mental well-being of any other patients, trainees and supervisees of the registrants concerned.

2012

8 formal complaints received; of these, 2 dismissed by Screening Committee, 1 withdrawn by complainant, 3 still in process.

1 complaint upheld and sanction applied. The sanction comprised an admonishment and further supervision/reporting stipulations.

2011

12 formal complaints received; of these, 7 dismissed by Screening Committee, 1 unable to proceed as not valid.

2 complaints upheld and sanctions applied. The sanctions comprised additional supervision/reporting stipulations; and additional  supervision/reporting stipulations for one year, regular ongoing clinical/theoretical seminars, and optional but recommended analysis with a senior member for a minimum of two years.

2010

10 formal complaints received; of these, 5 dismissed by Screening Committee, 1 not upheld.

2 complaints upheld and sanctions applied. The sanctions comprised ongoing supervision for at least 9 months; and to refund a fee paid and to apologise appropriately to the patient.

2009

3 formal complaints received; of these, 1 not upheld.

2 complaints upheld and sanctions applied. The sanctions comprised suspension from the register and cessation of patient treatment for one year, with reinstatement subject to psychiatric assessment and reports (in a fitness to practise and not an ethical complaint); and cessation of training, supervision and teaching functions, and supervision with two supervisors, for at least 3 years.

2008

4 formal complaints received; of these, 1 dismissed by Screening Committee, 2 not upheld.

1 complaint upheld and sanction applied. The sanction comprised an admonishment with no conditions attached.

2007

1 formal complaint received; dismissed by Screening Committee as complainant withdrew from process.