British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from the Chair

Andrew Reeves"Our 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday 24 November 2016 at our head office in Lutterworth. Members are welcome to attend in person, or we'll be broadcasting the meeting live by webcast. A recording will also be available for viewing after the meeting. You can now find more information and book to attend or watch online on our website.

The AGM is an opportunity for members to submit a Resolution, which will subsequently be voted on by members. It's also a chance to put your questions to me, my Board colleagues and the CEO. We hope many of you will join us, whether in person or via the live webcast."

Andrew Reeves

September 2016

New Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

The new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions was formally adopted on 1 July 2016.

Visit the Ethical Framework pages to download and print your copy. A series of short videos and Good Practice in Action resources, which will evolve over time, will help you to implement the Ethical Framework and negotiate the ethical dilemmas you face in your work.

If you have any comments on the new Ethical Framework, please e-mail us at

BACP Register

BACP RegisterBACP's register of counsellors and psychotherapists is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Visit the BACP Register website to find out more about the purpose of our Register, see how to join or check if a practitioner is registered.

Information for Members

The Register audits a random sample of registrants every month upon renewal. We will write to you if you're selected for audit.

You can find out more about the audit process, and see our annual audit report for 2014/2015, in Supervision, CPD & Audit.

Latest from BACP

In the Media » View more counselling media

Press releases, statements and news, as well as updates about our work in the media.

Scotland’s First Minister Challenged over School CounsellingStatement: 12 September 2016

World Suicide Prevention DayNews: 9 September 2016

BACP comment on the Referendum on the UK's Membership of the Economic UnionStatement: 29 June 2016

Revised statement on students working with children and young peopleStatement: 14 June 2016

MindEd for FamiliesLaunch: 21 April 2016

Events » View more counselling events

Training days, conferences and exhibitions covering a broad spectrum of topics for the interest of those people in the counselling and psychotherapy field.

Professional Development Day: Making Anger Your Friend, London26 September 2016

Professional Development Day: Supervision: Relationship, Authority And Ethics, Bristol27 September 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, London30 September 2016

BACP Private Practice Network Meeting, Essex1 October 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, Cornwall1 October 2016

Certificate of Proficiency Assessments » View more CoP dates

The route to registration for current MBACP and Individual Members who have not completed a BACP accredited course.

Plymouth 08/10/2016 AM Session8 October 2016

Plymouth 08/10/2016 PM Session8 October 2016

Birmingham 14/10/2016 AM Session14 October 2016

Birmingham 14/10/2016 PM Session14 October 2016

Birmingham 15/10/2016 AM Session15 October 2016

CPD Directory » View more from the CPD directory

The CPD directory provides therapists a source of information on CPD opportunities from participating providers.

Diploma in Clinical Supervision London - 29 Oct 2016

New to Private Practice? London - 29 Oct 2016

Online CPD: Trauma, memory and the restoration of one's self WORLDWIDE - 1 Nov 2016

The Self-Disclosure Dilemma
When should therapists reveal information about themselves?
Devon - 5 Nov 2016

Interpersonal Group Therapy (Accredited by the University of Bath) Wiltshire - 3 Apr 2017

Jobs Online » View more counselling jobs

Providing access to the latest counselling and psychotherapy vacancies for anyone in search of employment within the field.

Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Therapeutic Practice (0.9FTE)Closes: 26 September 2016

EMPLOYEE COUNSELLORCloses: 29 September 2016

YOUTH TRUST DIRECTORCloses: 30 September 2016

Associate Counsellor/ Psychotherapist at Goldsmiths CollegeCloses: 1 October 2016

Counsellor or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Part Time x 2)Closes: 3 October 2016

Please note: You must be a BACP member to view full job details.

Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

As part of our service review, we are currently unable to accept any new web hosting applications. is a process unique to each of us. My aim is to help you to understand your problem more clearly, feel in control of your life and find your own solution. Crooks and Steve Seaton are Senior Accredited BACP Counsellors / Psychotherapists who offer professional and confidential therapy in and around Hertfordshire. Lanyon is a BACP Accredited Counsellor. She has twenty years' experience and she works in Oxford. » View online

Therapy TodayTherapy Today is the flagship professional journal of BACP. The journal contains informative, authoritative articles on all aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, along with regular features such as columns, news, questionnaires, dilemmas, the latest research studies, reviews and readers' letters.

Published ten times a year, Therapy Today is mailed out free of charge to every member of BACP. You can also subscribe to the journal.

CPR Journal » View the CPR Journal online

CPR JournalNow indexed on PsycINFO, the CPR Journal is a peer reviewed, quarterly, international journal that is circulated to around 40,000 BACP members and subscribers.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal's website, features digests of research papers, research news and advance information on the next issue of CPR.

Exclusive to the site is an easy to navigate glossary of research terms, book reviews and specially commissioned content that helps practitioners link research with practice.


We are currently working on a major redesign of the BACP family of websites including BACP, It's good to talk and the BACP Register.

The new design aims to improve readability, accessibility on mobile devices and allow you to find the information you are looking for much more easily. We would be delighted to receive any ideas or comments you might have for what you want from the new site in terms of content, design or functionality.