The EPA, established in 2009, has become known as setting the benchmark in complementary healthcare. The standards which its members adhere to are well in excess of those required in the case of other complementary modalities, or by many (if not most) other professional associations.

The EPA does not solely require a membership fee and proof of recognition to gain recognition and membership. As well as becoming recognised in their chosen modality, and fulfilling the requisite number of hours of practice training and study subjects etc, practitioners are required to satisfy the EPA that they represent the quality that is the hallmark of the EPA. This quality is a level of professionalism, integrity and respect for the client that is a world pioneer in the field of complementary healthcare.

In short, all practitioners agree, as part of their recognition, to abide by and adhere to the EPA Code of Ethics and Conduct, which defines the meaning of integrity and responsibility in a practitioner.

And the result? …The EPA provides a standard of complementary healthcare practitioner that the public can trust as being of the same quality as the EPA itself. This is enormously important and of value to all people, in a day and age when stress, body pain, disease and illness and other ill-health markers are on the rise. The public seeks a quality of care they can trust as putting the client’s true well-being first.

And for the EPA, this is not just words – it is a lived standard by those who run the EPA, and it is a lived standard by those whom the EPA recognises.

Recognition by the EPA is for one year. Each year, practitioners are re-assessed to determine whether they are living and practising in such a way that represents the integrity and professionalism that are at the core of the EPA.