In February, Therapists for Medical Freedom submitted our open letter about vaccine mandates to the professional bodies. The letter has been signed by 132 counsellors and therapists in the UK. We asked each professional body for their response to our concerns and for clarification on their position on vaccine mandates.
Vaccine mandates have been dropped for now, but with the WHO Pandemic Treaty currently under negotiation, they remain an ongoing threat to medical freedom in the UK.
As such, it is vital that governing bodies of counsellors and psychological therapists now clarify their stance around mandatory vaccination within our profession.
To date, we have not had a single response to our letter (or timeline for a response) from any of the UK’s professional bodies for counsellors and psychological therapists.
The silence is deafening.
This is all the more concerning when you consider that these are governing bodies for talking therapies. By definition, they should be modelling a commitment to dialogue around tricky issues – especially ones which could involve job loss and potential de-registration for affected members.
As counsellors and therapists, we are passionate about resolving conflict and difficulties through empathetic communication and ‘talking things through’. For our concerns to be met with radio silence is deeply disappointing – and simply not good enough.
Take Action to Break the Silence – We need your help!
We need to push the professional bodies to address our concerns and not attempt to sweep this issue under the carpet. To help build a sense of urgency around this issue, Therapists for Medical Freedom really need your help.
Please help us to engage with the professional bodies by emailing them to request a response to the concerns we have raised by the end of April 2022, expressing disappointment that they have not responded to such an important issue.
- To make this process as easy as possible, we have created an Online Template for Counsellors and Psychological Therapists to simplify the process of emailing the professional bodies. Doing this will only take 5 minutes of your time and could make a big difference.
- If you are not a psychological therapist, we have also created a template letter for clients and the general public to send with their concerns.
Please share this with anyone you know who might be willing to write to the professional bodies as a therapist, client or concerned member of the public.