British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from the Chair

Andrew Reeves"A new year can bring a pleasing sense of renewal. For many of us it's a perfect time to set new goals and intentions for the coming year.

As professional practitioners, this might mean finding new learning experiences to maintain and improve our knowledge and skills. If you're interested in accessing online CPD our latest package 'Working with children and young people', with modules including self-harm, eating disorders and supporting the LGBT community, is available now.

I wish you all a healthy and happy start to the new year."

Andrew Reeves

January 2017

New Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

The new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions was formally adopted on 1 July 2016.

Visit the Ethical Framework pages to download and print your copy. A series of short videos and Good Practice in Action resources, which will evolve over time, will help you to implement the Ethical Framework and negotiate the ethical dilemmas you face in your work.

If you have any comments on the new Ethical Framework, please e-mail us at

BACP Register

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

Visit the BACP Register website to find out more about the purpose of our Register, see how to join or check if a practitioner is registered.

Information for Members

We're considering some changes to our Register audit processes and CPD requirements and would welcome your views. Please let us know what you think about the suggested changes, or any aspect of the audit process, by taking our short audit survey. The survey closes 30 January 2017.

Latest from BACP

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: Making Anger Your Friend, Cardiff23 January 2017

Private Practice Network Meeting, London27 January 2017

Private Practice Network Meeting, Nottingham28 January 2017

Private Practice Network Meeting, Manchester28 January 2017

Professional Development Day: Integrating Artwork Into Your Counselling Practice, York30 January 2017

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.

London 26/01/2017 AM Session26 January 2017

London 27/01/2017 AM Session27 January 2017

Plymouth 09/02/2017 AM Session9 February 2017

Bristol 10/02/2017 AM Session10 February 2017

Bristol 10/02/2017 PM Session10 February 2017

CPD Directory » View more from the CPD directory

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

Echoes from the Nursery – Sibling Dynamics and Intimate Relationships WORLDWIDE - 27 Jan 2017

Working Therapeutically with People with Learning Disabilities Hertfordshire - 28 Jan 2017

Introduction to Couples Counselling London - 28 Jan 2017

What is the Goal of Psychotherapy? Devon - 28 Jan 2017

Introduction to Treatment Planning (Accredited by the University of Bath) Wiltshire - 30 Jan 2017

Jobs Online » View more counselling jobs

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






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

Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

As part of our service review, we are currently unable to accept any new web hosting applications. is a process unique to each of us. My aim is to help you to understand your problem more clearly, feel in control of your life and find your own solution. Crooks and Steve Seaton are Senior Accredited BACP Counsellors / Psychotherapists who offer professional and confidential therapy in and around Hertfordshire. Lanyon is a BACP Accredited Counsellor. She has twenty years' experience and she works in Oxford. » 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.

CPR Journal » View the CPR Journal online

CPR JournalOur online Counselling and Psychotherapy Research (CPR) journal is an innovative, international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to linking research with practice. Pluralist in orientation, the journal recognises the value of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method strategies of inquiry and aims to promote high-quality, ethical research that informs and develops counselling and psychotherapy practice.

CPR is of value to researchers, practitioners, policy makers and those whose professions may use counselling skills in their work. A full archive of articles back to Volume 1 is available on the CPR website.


We are currently working on a major redesign of the BACP family of websites including BACP, It's good to talk and the BACP Register.

The new design aims to improve readability, accessibility on mobile devices and allow you to find the information you are looking for much more easily. We would be delighted to receive any ideas or comments you might have for what you want from the new site in terms of content, design or functionality.