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BACP can provide advice on a range of services to help meet the needs of anyone seeking information about counselling and psychotherapy.

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MBACP Members have a deadline of 31st March 2016 to become registered before this category ceases to exist.
Individual Members have 24 months from the point of entry into this category to become registered.

Visit our pages now for information on becoming registered before the deadline or to renew your current registration.

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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-learning portal or alternatively, for more information contact us on 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

General Election 2015Policy and Public Affairs - 23 March 2015

Read the March issue of Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 19 March 2015

Professional Development Days coming to a location near youEvents - 02 February 2015

Psychological Therapies and Parity of Esteem: from commitment to realityPolicy and Public Affairs - 03 December 2014

38th Annual General MeetingAGM 2014 - 03 November 2014

Member update on the Ethical Framework ConsultationEthical Framework - 27 August 2014

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It's Good To Talk mentioned in Daily Mail agony aunt columnIt's Good To Talk mentioned in Daily Mail agony aunt columnMedia Coverage - 29th March 2015

Myira Khan shortlisted for the 2015 Asian Women of Achievement AwardsMyira Khan shortlisted for the 2015 Asian Women of Achievement AwardsMedia Coverage - 29th March 2015

Counselling in schools: a blueprint for the futureCounselling in schools: a blueprint for the futurePress Release - 26th March 2015

School-based Counselling: Promises Must Become RealitySchool-based Counselling: Promises Must Become RealityPress Release - 20th March 2015

BACP member William Pullen interviewed in the Independent about Dynamic Running TherapyBACP member William Pullen interviewed in the Independent about Dynamic Running TherapyMedia Coverage - 12th March 2015

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Pdd: Preparing Therapists To Work Effectively Across Languages, London13 April 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, Cheltenham14 April 2015

Certificate Of Proficiency - London 16/04 - Am Session, London16 April 2015

Certificate Of Proficiency - London 16/04 - Pm Session, London16 April 2015

Certificate Of Proficiency - London 17/04 - Am Session, London17 April 2015

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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.anniemckinney.counselling.co.uk www.anniemckinney.counselling.co.ukAnnie McKinney is a BACP registered counsellor / therapist based near Newmarket, with an interest in Mindfulness.

www.bissability.bacp.co.uk www.bissability.bacp.co.ukKerry Biss is a BACP Registered counsellor working in and around Bathgate and specialises in accessible disability counselling.

www.angelablanchard.counselling.co.uk www.angelablanchard.counselling.co.ukAngela Blanchard is a BACP Registered counsellor working in Staffordshire offering a person-centred approach to everyday problems with living.

www.alisontyler.counselling.co.uk www.alisontyler.counselling.co.ukAlison Tyler is a counsellor working in Wantage, Witney and Woodstock. A member of the BACP, she works with adults and young people.

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Facebook Business Page Course WORLDWIDE - 1 Apr 2015

Email Skills for Counsellors WORLDWIDE - 1 Apr 2015

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma Lincolnshire - 18 Apr 2015

Change Certificate in Solution Focused Practice West Midlands - 13 Jun 2015

BACP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY - Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied clients in your own practice Leicestershire - 8 Jul 2015

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

PARENT COUNSELLOR, 4 days, 28.8 hpw (Leeds)Closes: 31 March 2015

PARENT COUNSELLOR, 4 days, 28.8 hpw (Ealing) Closes: 31 March 2015

COUNSELLORCloses: 2 April 2015

COUNSELLOR (East Sussex Eastbourne & Heathfield)Closes: 3 April 2015

DOVE COMMUNITY COUNSELLING SERVICE COUNSELLORS (postcode locations SS16, SS17, CM12, RM17) Closes: 7 April 2015

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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