The Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners (COREP) is a collaborative venture between the two main professional bodies in the UK that are involved with essence therapy: the Bach Centre, and the British Flower & Vibrational Essences Association (BFVEA).

Essence therapy is defined as the systematic and holistic use of flower and/or vibrational essences to improve mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

COREP is recognised by the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapists (GRCCT) as the UK Lead Body and Professional Council for essence therapy.

COREP’s aims are:

  • To act as a professional body for persons in the UK engaged in the practice of essence therapy
  • To support the involvement of essence practitioners in programmes of continuing professional development
  • To co-operate with national regulators on behalf of essence practitioners to confirm and maintain standards of safe, professional conduct within the therapy
  • To enable persons engaged in the practice of essence therapy, who have each agreed to abide by the Confederation’s Code of Ethics and Practice, the opportunity of listing on a recognised National Register
  • To set guidelines for minimum content for essence practitioner training courses
  • To support efforts towards establishing National Occupational Standards (NOS) in essence therapy
  • To maintain the recognised Code of Ethics and Conduct of the Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners and apply disciplinary procedures for anyone breaking the Code
  • To act as a consultative body for essence therapy

Eligible practitioners already listed on the Bach Centre and or BFVEA registers may apply for listing on the GRCCT National Register and a National Registration Number that can be quickly validated by commissioners of services or by the public.