British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from Chair

Andrew Reeves"We are delighted to present the new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Written by Professor Tim Bond in conjunction with many others, and following extensive member consultation, the new Ethical Framework will be formally adopted, and will replace the existing one, on the 1 July 2016. However, we publish it now to allow you time to familiarise yourselves with the changes and to begin to develop practice in accordance with the principles outlined.

I hope you will welcome this new Ethical Framework and that it will shape and inform your work for years to come."

Andrew Reeves

The new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions is available at

BACP Register

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

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Information for Non-Registered Members

The deadline for registration is fast approaching.

If you are an Accredited or MBACP member, you'll need to be registered by 31 March 2016. Find out how.

Latest from BACP

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In the Media » View more counselling media

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

BACP represented at Scottish Parliament mental health summitMedia Coverage - 30th July 2015

Measuring our success - Summer 2015Six month media review - 30th July 2015

Henry Adeane discusses insults in relationshipsMedia Coverage - 29th July 2015

Technology in Counselling: A Professional's PerspectivePress Release - 28th July 2015

Alison Fox nominated for community award Media Coverage - 27th July 2015

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: Working With Children Facing Loss And Bereavement, Exeter3 September 2015

Professional Development Day: Suicide And Suicidal Ideation, Newcastle Upon Tyne4 September 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, Belfast5 September 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, Nottingham5 September 2015

Pdd: Working Safely And Professionally With Erotic Transference And Counter-transference, London7 September 2015

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.

Belfast 07/08 AM Session7 August 2015

Belfast 07/08 PM Session7 August 2015

Belfast 08/08 AM Session8 August 2015

London 21/08 AM Session21 August 2015

London 22/08 AM Session22 August 2015

CPD » View more from the CPD directory

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

Person-Centred Therapeutic Play Skills Cheshire - 21 Sep 2015

Online Module: Psychotherapeutic Work with Intergenerational Trauma WORLDWIDE - 1 Oct 2015

Certificate in Supervision "Developing & Enabling the Supervisor Within" Essex - 3 Oct 2015

Clinical Supervision Training Essex - 9 Oct 2015

Men and therapy: key approaches to working with men WORLDWIDE - 1 Dec 2015

Jobs Online » View more counselling jobs

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

Flexible Counselling Opportunities working on associate basisCloses: 7 July 2015

School Project Manager – Golden FlattsCloses: 2 August 2015

Targeted Mental Health in School (TaMHS) Practitioner (Pool of Associates) opportunitiesCloses: 3 August 2015

Targeted Mental Health In Schools (TaMHS) Trainer post (3 days per week until 31st March 2016) Closes: 3 August 2015

Jigsaw WorkersCloses: 3 August 2015

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

Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

BACP webhosting, providing therapists with their own therapy website from as little as £7.20 per month. Williams-Duff is a BACP Registered counsellor who works in Devizes, Salisbury Plain and helps clients work through difficulties in the short or longer term. Gordon-Graham is a BACP and UKCP Registered mindulness-based counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Reigate / Redhill area and London. www.waddonpondstherapy.comOye Agoro's Waddon Ponds Therapy Practice offers integrative counselling and psychotherapy for people experiencing emotional and psychologocal difficulties and challenging life situations. » 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.

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

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.

Fraud Prevention

BACP have been informed by a member that a scam targeting counsellors is currently in operation. The 'client' asks to pay for sessions up front, paid for by cheque via a third party with the cheque total being much larger than the counselling fees. The counsellor is asked to bank the cheque and hold the remaining amount, minus an admin fee for an unspecified time. The cheque sent was for a substantial amount of money and was an imitation. This has been reported to Action Fraud by the member affected who are investigating. If you experience anything similar please report this to Action Fraud either via their website, or by calling 0300 123 2040.