Welcome from BACP
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- About BACP
- Aims and objectives
- The Register
- The latest information and updates
- Ethical Framework
- Consultation Webinars
- What is therapy?
- Andrew Reeves outlines his definition
- What to expect?
- Andrew Reeves provides an overview
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.
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.
Members of the public can now choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
BACP Registered members should use the Registered logo to promote their professional status, now available in the members area.
Find out more at the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists website.
BACP Definition of Counselling
Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.
Latest from BACP
- Cataloguing the latest news, publications and opportunities
- In The Media
- Some of the latest media articles referencing counselling or BACP
- 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
- Visit the website of the BACP journal
- CPR Journal
- Linking Research with Practice
Ethical Framework Mar 2014Ethical Framework - 05 March 2014
Professional Development Days coming to a location near youEvents - 26 February 2014
Read February's Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 17 February 2014
BACP Practitioner's ConferenceEvents - 17 January 2014
BACP Publications Winter Sale – Enjoy up to 25% off Marketing - 18 November 2013
New research into psychological treatments for eating disordersResearch - 25 September 2013
University counsellors concerned as increased demand puts pressure on resourcesPress Release - 6th December 2013
Scottish Government: Suicide Prevention Strategy 2013 - 2016Press Release - 5th December 2013
Psychological Therapies in the NHSPress Release - 28th November 2013
Launch of the Campaign for Social Science PublicationPress Release - 27th November 2013
National Stress Awareness Day: BBC QuizMedia Coverage - 6th November 2013
Training The Trainers In Research Methods, London10 March 2014
Regional Network Meeting, Swindon13 March 2014
Accreditation Workshop, Manchester14 March 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.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
www.petrastherapy.counselling.co.ukPetra's Therapy offers counselling to adolescents, individuals, couples, parents and families.
www.hervepineau.counselling.co.ukHerve Pineau, a CPCAB accredited counsellor working in Harley Street & South London, specialist in integrative counselling for individuals & couples.
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
Certificate in CBT Skills (BACP Endorsed) London - 5 Apr 2014
Certificate in Working with and Understanding Sexual Abuse (BACP Endorsed) Cheshire - 15 Jun 2014
Change Certificate in Solution Focused Practice (BACP Endorsed) West Midlands - 27 Sep 2014
Change Certificate in Solution Focused Practice (BACP Endorsed) West Midlands - 13 Dec 2014
Please note: You must be a BACP member to view full job details.
HEAD OF PATIENT AND FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICESCloses: 14 March 2014
PSYCHOTHERAPISTCloses: 16 March 2014
HEAD OF COUNSELLINGCloses: 16 March 2014
PUPIL/FAMILY INCLUSION MENTORCloses: 17 March 2014
PUPIL / FAMILY COUNSELLORCloses: 17 March 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.