We are very pleased to announce that we are now a registered Training School with The Complementary Medical Association (CMA) and so our three postgraduate training courses are accredited with them as well as with the NCIP (National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists). In addition, we have also been awarded Advanced Specialist Training Recognition for our HIP course and Quality Checked Training Recognition for Coaching Plus, by the National Counselling Society (NCS).
The Complementary Medical Association is the world’s best known and most highly respected membership organisation for complementary medical and natural health-care professionals.
The CMA is a not-for-profit organisation which means that any funds they raise through membership fees, book and product sales or donations are invested straight back into the organisation.
The CMA works closely with mainstream medical professions, honouring their belief that the most important person is the patient – and that by offering the patient good, accurate information about complementary medical approaches they can make informed and responsible choices about their own health care. This is primarily done through their excellent website, which is packed with articles, self-help resources and educational materials – as well as through their educational programmes, research, other media platforms, retreats and workshops.
The CMA is an organisation that is passionate about improving the standards of practitioners working within the field of complementary medicine. To that end, it has a good working relationship with the General Medical Council (GMC) who recognise the CMA is a responsible, ethical organisation, offering well researched, balanced commentary for those interested in complementary medicine. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) regularly reports on articles and press releases produced by the CMA – acknowledging their status as front runners within the field.
In addition to education, raising professional standards and offering comprehensive research, the CMA regularly makes representations where there is considered to be unjust legislation affecting nutriceuticals (herbs, supplements and other remedies that practitioners may use as part of their treatment programmes).
This is why we sought accreditation with this prestigious organisation, which seeks to endorse those training schools and colleges that are also pursuing excellence in the holistic and complementary arenas.