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MBACP Members have a deadline of 31st March 2016 to become registered before this category ceases to exist.
Individual Members have 24 months from the point of entry into this category to become registered.

Visit our pages now for information on becoming registered before the deadline or to renew your current registration.

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Contribute to the review & update of our Ethical Framework.

Ethical Framework Consultation, click here

Counselling MindEd launched

Do you want to develop your skills to work with children, young people and young adults?

Counselling MindEd is part of a wider MindEd project funded by the DH, it is the "go to" resource for FREE, high quality, engaging e-learning.

Visit www.minded.org.uk to go to the e-learning portal or alternatively, for more information contact us on 01455 883395.

About BACP

The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy is a membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public.

As the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK, BACP aims to increase public understanding of the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy, raise awareness of what can be expected from the process of therapy and promote education and/or training for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Read more about BACP's history and structure.

Latest from BACP

  • News
    • Cataloguing the latest news, publications and opportunities
  • In The Media
    • Some of the latest media articles referencing counselling or BACP
  • Events
    • Listing the recently confirmed events near you
  • Web Design & Hosting
    • Examples of some of our latest bespoke website designs
  • CPD / Online Learning
    • BACP's online cpd modules
  • CPD Directory
    • Providing a source of information on CPD opportunities from participating providers.
  • Jobs Online
    • The most recent counselling and therapy based jobs
  • TherapyToday.net
    • Visit the website of the BACP journal
  • CPR Journal
    • Linking Research with Practice

Read December's Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 18 December 2014

Professional Development Days coming to a location near youEvents - 18 December 2014

Psychological Therapies and Parity of Esteem: from commitment to realityPolicy and Public Affairs - 03 December 2014

38th Annual General MeetingAGM 2014 - 03 November 2014

Member update on the Ethical Framework ConsultationEthical Framework - 27 August 2014


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Counselling in dramaCounselling in dramaMedia Briefing - 16th December 2014

BACP announces new Chief ExecutiveBACP announces new Chief ExecutivePress Release - 15th December 2014

Politicians give praise and support to BACP parity reportPoliticians give praise and support to BACP parity reportPress Release - 4th December 2014

Psychological therapies and parity of esteem: from commitment to realityPsychological therapies and parity of esteem: from commitment to realityPress Release - 3rd December 2014

Start the New Year off on the right footStart the New Year off on the right footPress Release - 25th November 2014

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Accreditation Workshop, London6 January 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, Cambridge9 January 2015

Pdd: Thinking About Retirement Or Leaving The Profession? Identity, Loss And Letting Go, York15 January 2015

Certificate Of Proficiency - London 15/01 - Am Session, London15 January 2015

Certificate Of Proficiency - London 15/01 - Pm Session, London15 January 2015

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For as little as £7.20 per month BACP can offer you your own therapy website. Below are some of our latest member websites.

www.ec1personcentred.counselling.co.uk www.ec1personcentred.counselling.co.ukThrough counselling Alan offers a space to express and explore your inner resources to grow and change in the way you need.

www.kieranoconnor.counselling.co.uk www.kieranoconnor.counselling.co.ukKieran O'Connor is a BACP Registered counsellor offering person-centred counselling in Buckinghamshire.

www.lizbethansell.counselling.co.uk www.lizbethansell.counselling.co.ukLizbeth Ansell is a BACP Registered counsellor working in Edinburgh and specialising in anxiety and life's traumas.

www.sarahjones.counselling.co.uk www.sarahjones.counselling.co.ukSarah Jones is an experienced BACP Registered counsellor working in private practice in East Sussex, Brighton & Seaford areas.

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6.'An evening with Irvin Yalom' on demand video stream Course Author: BACP

Guidance on how to bring professional obligations to a close Course Author: Sally Despenser

Preparing for supervision and getting the most out of it Course Author: Sally Despenser

Psychopharmacology and counselling and psychotherapy Course Author: Rachel Freeth

Supervisors: how to support your supervisee through the Counsellor/Psychotherapist Accreditation Process Course Author: Patience O'Neill

The therapist's personal safety and care in the workplace Course Author: Sally Despenser

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


STUDENT WELLBEING MANAGER (Multiple Sites)Closes: 5 January 2015



COUNSELLOR - PART TIMECloses: 10 January 2015

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Therapy 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.

Visit TherapyToday.net, for past articles, to read the latest issue and to access features written exclusively for the website.

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CPR Journal

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.

View more about the CPR Journal