British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from the Chair

Andrew Reeves"For the past 12 months we've been engaged in a strategic review of our Association's mission, values and objectives. During this time, we consulted with our members to find out what they wanted from us and how we could support them better. This feedback resulted in our new strategy, a restructure of our business and a reprioritising of our resources.

Counselling changes lives. This is at the heart of our new strategy, which has been created to allow us to support our members better and to promote the value of the counselling professions more effectively. Find out a little more about our strategy and the philosophy behind it. We'll be adding more information soon about how we are progressing, as well as specifics about what the new strategy means to you – whether you are one of our 44,000 members, a commissioner, policy maker or member of the public."

Andrew Reeves

April 2016

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.

MindEd for FamiliesLaunch - 21 April 2016

Scams: A Guide for CounsellorsGuide: 18 March 2016

Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion 'Reparative' TherapyStatement - 14 March 2016

New £835,000 study to evaluate benefits of school counsellingResearch News - 26 January 2016

Counselling Research with BACP and CPCABVideo - 15 January 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: Working Safely And Therapeutically With Domestic Abuse, York2 June 2016

Coaching Network Meeting, Belfast2 June 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, Peterborough6 June 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, Cheltenham7 June 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, Edinburgh9 June 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.

Norwich 09/06/2016 AM Session9 June 2016

Birmingham 10/06/2016 AM Session10 June 2016

Birmingham 10/06/2016 PM Session10 June 2016

Birmingham 11/06/2016 AM Session11 June 2016

Birmingham 11/06/2016 PM Session11 June 2016

CPD » View more from the CPD directory

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

Online CPD: Relational psychotherapy: praises and pitfalls WORLDWIDE - 1 Jul 2016

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

Online Module: The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation WORLDWIDE - 1 Aug 2016

Email Skills for Counsellors WORLDWIDE - 1 Aug 2016

Online CPD: Traumatic attachment and co-regulation: the neurobiology of relationship WORLDWIDE - 1 Oct 2016

Jobs Online » View more counselling jobs

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


COUNSELLOR - PART-TIME (4 days per week)Closes: 31 May 2016


WELFARE ADVISERCloses: 31 May 2016

Counsellor & Service Co-Ordinator Ref: RCN00273Closes: 1 June 2016

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

Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

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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.