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Welcome from BACP

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.

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-portal or alternatively, for more information go to www.counsellingminded.com or contact Lisa on Lisa.Davies@bacp.co.uk or 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

Professional Development Days coming to a location near youEvents - 15 April 2014

Pre Webinar InformationEthical Framework - 10 April 2014

BACP's New Media Pack Available NowAdvertising - 02 April 2014

Universities & Colleges 2014 ConferenceEvents - 14 March 2014

Read March's Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 12 March 2014

Ethical Framework Mar 2014Ethical Framework - 05 March 2014

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Accreditation Workshop, London24 April 2014

Certificate Of Proficiency-london 24/04- Am Session, London24 April 2014

Certificate Of Proficiency-london 24/04-pm Session, London24 April 2014

Certificate Of Proficiency-london 25/04-am Session, London25 April 2014

Certificate Of Proficiency-london- 25/04-pm Session, London25 April 2014

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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.francineblanchet.counselling.co.uk 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.uk www.caringandsharing.counselling.co.ukVeronica Mavromatis is a fully qualified counsellor offering integrative counselling in Central London

www.petrastherapy.counselling.co.uk www.petrastherapy.counselling.co.ukPetra's Therapy offers counselling to adolescents, individuals, couples, parents and families.

www.hervepineau.counselling.co.uk www.hervepineau.counselling.co.ukHerve Pineau, a CPCAB accredited counsellor working in Harley Street & South London, specialist in integrative counselling for individuals & couples.

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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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Marriage Care Certificate in Relationship Counselling (BACP Endorsed) London - 25 Apr 2014

Embracing complexity in coaching and therapeutic relationships (Foundation Day for the Potent 6 Constellation) (BACP Endorsed) Edinburgh - 11 Sep 2014

5-Day NCFE Accredited Level 3 Certificate in Solution Focused Practice (BACP Endorsed) West Yorkshire - 5 Nov 2014

BACP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY - Day 2: Working with couples and sex addiction Leicestershire - 12 Nov 2014

CBT with Heart? (BACP Endorsed) Shropshire - 11 Mar 2015

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

VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATE COUNSELLORCloses: 28 March 2014

KOOTH COUNSELLOR / PSYCHOTHERAPISTCloses: 16 April 2014

VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORSCloses: 16 April 2014

CHILD & YOUNG PERSONS EARLY INTERVENTION WORKER (EIW) (Gravesend)Closes: 16 April 2014

LIFE STYLE COACH (FULL OR PART TIME)Closes: 18 April 2014

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TherapyTodayTherapyToday.net

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.

View more issues of Therapy Today

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