NEWS analysis: ‘Gay cure’ psychotherapist loses malpractice appeal against BACP

Coach who tried to help a client overcome his ‘same sex attraction’ by using reparative therapy is struck off after undercover sting by homosexual reporter Just before Coaching at Work went to press, Lesley Pilkington, a counsellor who agreed to ‘cure’ a gay ‘client’ of his homosexuality, lost her appeal to be reinstated by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which upheld its ruling of last year that she was guilty of malpractice. Pilkington was misled in 2009 by Patrick Strudwick, an undercover journalist and gay rights campaigner, who sought help...

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