Who We Are

Constitution

 1.   Aims

The relief of those in need and to promote good health of those in the communities of Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas who are experiencing emotional difficulties, who have mental health problems or who have a personality disorder, through the provision of counselling, psychotherapy, psycho-education and psychological treatment. (Our charity objects)

To provide a wide choice of high quality psychological therapies, support services and psycho-education in group and individual settings for males, females, couples, families and children in Brighton Hove and the surrounding areas.

To help people to improve their emotional well being and quality of life, decrease mental health difficulties, maintain their mental health and prevent relapse.

To create a centre of clinical excellence which is accessible to all sections of the community through the provision of specialist initial assessments and skilled evidence based, effective treatment and support for clients with mild to moderate as well as complex and enduring diagnoses.

To facilitate a practitioner learning community through high quality  clinical supervision, staff training and support.

To involve service users and staff in developing and improving  the service.  

 2.   Powers

1. Raise funds for the setting up of services specifically for those unable to afford to pay for private treatment including unemployed, those on benefits, and those with chronic mental health difficulties who are unable to work.
2.Employ staff for the administration of the service and for other duties as required.
3. Admit skilled and experienced self employed practitioners as members of BTC, after a formal interview, to carry out therapy and run groups as required.
4. Take on a number of students in placement for the provision of some of our lower cost counselling and therapy. These students will be supervised in house.
5. Receive income from practitioners through room rental .
6. Advertise our services via our website and database.
7. Publicise and promote the work of Brighton Therapy Centre, and organize meetings, training courses, events, seminars, group therapies and individual therapies.
8. Take any form of action that is lawful which is necessary to achieve the objects of BTC.

3.   Structure, governance and management:

Brighton Therapy Centre is a company limited by guarantee and a Registered Charity, charity number 1150032.
The company was incorporated on 28 September 2011 then was converted to a community interest company on 2 August 2012. Following this, BTC was converted to a charity on 4 December 2012.

Management Meetings:
One Annual General Meeting per year: open to Trustees, Directors, Practitioners.
A quarterly meeting of the Practitioners: Directors and Practitioners.
A  quarterly meeting of the Board of Trustees.

4. Risk management:

Brighton Therapy Centre has public liability insurance, professional liability insurance, and employers liability insurance.
The trustees have assessed the major risks to which the charity is exposed and are satisfied that systems are in place to mitigate exposure to the major risks.

5. Finance:

Any money acquired by Brighton Therapy Centre, including donations, contributions and bequests, shall be paid into an account operated by the Management Committee.  All funds shall be applied to the aims of BTC and no other purpose.