Hansard is an associate member (‘quick to apply for and low cost’) of the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP). As such he agrees to subscribe to their codes of ethics and practice. Here is an extract from the UKAHPP code of practice:
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.
Further information can be found on the UKAHPP website at: [www.ahpp.org
The UKAHPP? They'll be as much use as a chocolate teapot.
The UKAPP were the professional body for another abusive therapist called Derek Gale. I don't want to derail this thread into an off-topic discussion about Gale (just Google him for more info) but the potted summary is that they failed for months to take decisive action. Fortunately Gale was also registered with the Health Professions Council, who promptly struck him off, and only then did the UKAHPP act.
If Hansard is registered with them, he can sleep soundly in the knowledge that they won't pry too deeply into his practice.