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The BACP Register is the first psychological therapists' register to be accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.
Check out our new Register pages with information on becoming registered and renewing your current registration.
Contribute to the review & update of our Ethical Framework.
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.
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.
Laurie Clarke stands down as Chief Executive of BACP
Laurie Clarke steps down as Chief Executive of BACP today after twelve successful years in the position. The positive impact that Laurie has made on our organisation is considerable, and it is with sadness that we announce his decision to leave. Read more (PDF)
Latest from BACP
- Cataloguing the latest news, publications and opportunities
- In The Media
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- Listing the recently confirmed events near you
- Web Design & Hosting
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- 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
- Visit the website of the BACP journal
- CPR Journal
- Linking Research with Practice
Professional Development Days coming to a location near youEvents - 22 July 2014
Read July's Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 14 July 2014
BACP has developed a COUNSELLING SUPERVISION TRAINING CURRICULUMResearch - 23 June 2014
Pre 5 July Webinar InformationEthical Framework - 16 June 2014
Pre 24 May Webinar InformationEthical Framework - 07 May 2014
Pre Webinar InformationEthical Framework - 10 April 2014
The vital role of third sector counselling servicesPress Release - 17th July 2014
Increase in counselling and psychotherapy suggests lessening of mental health stigmaPress Release - 7th July 2014
Government must provide for the 5 million Britons with depression who go untreated by the NHSMedia Response - 24th June 2014
Counselling and Psychotherapy: Better Policies for Mental HealthPress Release - 19th June 2014
TherapyToday.net wins Memcom Award for Best Membership Magazine WebsitePress Release - 1st May 2014
Private Practice Network Meeting, Cambridge25 July 2014
Private Practice Network Meeting, London25 July 2014
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.pcg.bacp.co.ukPsychodynamic Counselling, Glasgow offers experienced professional counselling that can help raise awareness of the root problems of any difficulties you may be facing.
www.spaldingcounselling.bacp.co.ukFrances Garland works in Spalding, Lincs and offers professionl counselling tailored to your needs.
www.francineblanchet.counselling.co.ukFrancine Blanchet is a BACP registered and experienced counsellor in Exeter currently working for Cruse bereavement services, NHS Counselling services and at the Margaret Jackson Centre.
www.caringandsharing.counselling.co.ukVeronica Mavromatis is a fully qualified counsellor offering integrative counselling in Central London
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
Mindfulness Skills Teacher Training Level 1 (MSTT1) for Healthcare Professionals (BACP Endorsed) Merseyside - 2 Oct 2014
Diploma in Counselling Supervision (BACP Endorsed) Lincolnshire - 16 Oct 2014
Counselling Psychology (BACP Endorsed) Lincolnshire - 8 Nov 2014
Counselling Children and Adolescents (BACP Endorsed) Lincolnshire - 7 Feb 2015
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma (BACP Endorsed) Lincolnshire - 6 Jun 2015
Please note: You must be a BACP member to view full job details.
LECTURESHIPS IN COUNSELLING (TEACHING DOMINANT- PART TIME)Closes: 25 July 2014
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST - MENTAL HEALTH ENGAGEMENT PROJECTCloses: 28 July 2014
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES TEAM LEADERCloses: 28 July 2014
SCHOOL PROJECT MANAGER – PRIMARY AND SECONDARY Closes: 28 July 2014
COUNSELLING TUTOR/ LECTURERCloses: 29 July 2014
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.
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.