CABP is a national accrediting organisation for Body Psychotherapists in the UK. The association provides a professional peer network and a dynamic forum for communication, co-operation and dialogue amongst its members and with the wider field of psychotherapy.
The name Chiron has become associated with an integrative and relational approach to body psychotherapy in the UK. The centaur Chiron symbolises our engagement with the interactive processes between psychological, bodily and transpersonal dimensions which contribute to the organisation of the whole person. The image of the 'wounded healer' associated with the centaur also serves as a reminder of the participative nature of the psychotherapist's role in the therapeutic relationship. From a relational perspective, the therapeutic encounter impacts on, and potentially changes, both participants. If this meeting is to be real, the therapist must bring their vulnerability and humility to the meeting as well as their experience and strength.
CABP is a practitioner-centred association led by its elected members and dedicated to developing and advancing the art, science, and practice of Body Psychotherapy. Founded initially as the "Association of Chiron Psychotherapists" (AChP) in 1988 to support practitioners trained at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London, the organisation expanded to accommodate psychotherapists from other body psychotherapy approaches as well. Services for CABP members include:
- CABP Comprehensive Insurance Block Scheme (through Balens)
- CABP members email forum for discussion and information sharing
- Professional conferences, seminars and workshops
- Social events
CABP is an organisational member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
CABP is the National Association of the European Association for Body-Psychotherapy (EABP).