Dear Dike and others,
For the first time ever, Christopher Hansard is part of a regulating body, several in fact.
Though it does not mean much, they are supposed to uphold certain standards and regulations.
First and foremost in many of those mentioned below are clear patient/ practitoner boundaries
For those concerned, sending a form letter of complaint to all the governing bodies listed below is also an option.
This action may only be a temporary solution however as it may only cause a pause in practice while he simply regroups and gains credentials from another weekend workshop.
Although he has practiced previously for 20 years completely unregulated and unchecked it may prevent someone else from falling victim. I sincerely wish there was more information like this made public before my introduction.
I wanted to offer it as an option as even this simple act alone may help others to build a case and to be honest writing a letter, or just telling your story may offer some reprieve.
I have included a direct email link to each and verified that Christopher Hansard is a member. Not all allow access to members, therefore as a client one can not even confirm that he is a member.
Furthermore, most of these governing bodies are offering help to victims of psychological and emotional trauma and are the very places many of Christopher Hansard's own victims would seek for help the trauma inflicted on them.
Christopher Hansard is a member of the following organisations appropriate to his areas of work:United Kingdom Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
4.4 UKAHPP Members avoid exploiting the trust and dependency of clients, students, supervisees, research participants and subordinates. In particular:
4.4.1 Every effort is made to avoid dual relationships that could impair professional judgment, increase the risk of exploitation or otherwise confuse the existing relationship.
4.4.2 Sexual intimacies with clients or past clients are unethical.
4.4.3 Non-professional relationships with former clients are avoided whenever possible.
4.4.4 Potential conflicts of interest that might arise are made clear to all parties concerned.
4.4.5 Where there is any risk of exploitation or other harmful dual relationship either during or after a working relationship, UKAHPP Members demonstrate their professional commitment to the welfare of their clients by invoking the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure before taking any possibly unethical action.
*This is the main regulating body allowing him to practice and receive insurance converage. Without insurance coverage, Christopher Hansard can not legally practice.
International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy - You can email them at IACPMembership@yahoo.com
"proof of moral turpitude, or conviction for criminal or other serious legal offenses."United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society
; You can email them directly at UKPTSinfo@googlemail.comEuropean Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
*not a regulation body - can not verify membership but anyone can join after basic training.International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
*not a regulation body - can not verify membership but anyone can join after basic trainingAssociation of Traumatic Stress Specialists
*not a regulation body - can not verify membership but anyone can join after basic trainingSociety for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation
*not a regulation body - can not verify membership but anyone can join after basic trainingAssociation for Contextual Behavioural Science
*not a regulation body and not offering credentials - can not verify membership but anyone can join after basic trainingInternational Society for Mental Health Online
*not a regulation body and not offering credentials - can not verify membership but anyone can join after basic training. Basic Networking.International Association of Coaching
; ** They have a referral service so it may be advisable to contact them.
International Association of Facilitators;
Association for Death Education and Counselling;
Royal Institution of Great Britain;
Fellow of Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA)Royal Society of Medicine; ** They have a referral service so it may be advisable to contact them.
Fellow of Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene;British Holistic Medical Association
, ** They have a referral service so it may be advisable to contact them.
International Association for the Study of Pain
The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London (Faculty of Crisis and Catastrophe Medicine)Most if not all of these, save the top (United Kingdom Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners), are NOT regulating bodies, nor do they offer any form of credential to Christopher Hansards practice.
Sadly they do appear to offer a fascade of credibility to those searching for help who will either be met with an unfortunate referral or find his services online offering this long list as a means of adding credibility. It's not