British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from Chair

Andrew Reeves"Our counselling, psychotherapy and other psychotherapeutic services are being delivered in a rapidly changing environment - and we want to support you on this journey. As part of our commitment to sustaining and advancing good practice we are developing a series of Good Practice in Action Resources - some of which we are pleased to announce are now available for you to use. The first in the series focuses on counselling in schools, adoption and breaching confidentiality.

You can take a look at these resources on our Ethics and Standards pages."

Andrew Reeves

Further resources focusing on supervision, safeguarding, online working, ethical decision making and social media will follow soon.

BACP Register

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

Find out more about the purpose of our register, or to check a member is registered.

Information for Non-Registered Members

The deadline for registration is fast approaching.

If you are an Accredited or MBACP member, you'll need to be registered by 31 March 2016. Find out how.

Latest from BACP

Select from the following options to view the latest information below.

In the Media » View more counselling media

Press releases, statements and news, as well as updates about our work in the media.

BACP's Elspeth Schwenk attends Indian mental health conference Media Coverage 31st August 2015

Wellness in the workplace Our take on the news - 3rd September 2015

Sherylin Thompson features in Psychologies magazineMedia Coverage - 1st September 2015

August 2015: Media Round-UpMedia Round-Up - 1st September 2015

BACP's Myira Khan's Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network included in Inclusive Networks Awesome Networks list for 2015Media Coverage - 28th August 2015

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: Suicide And Suicidal Ideation, Newcastle Upon Tyne4 September 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, Belfast5 September 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, Nottingham5 September 2015

Pdd: Working Safely And Professionally With Erotic Transference And Counter-transference, London7 September 2015

Working With Young People Who Self-harm, Edinburgh7 September 2015

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.

Glasgow 10/09/2015 AM Session10 September 2015

Glasgow 10/09/2015 PM Session10 September 2015

Glasgow 11/09/2015 AM Session11 September 2015

Glasgow 11/09/2015 PM Session11 September 2015

Glasgow 12/09/2015 AM Session12 September 2015

CPD » View more from the CPD directory

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

The Fundamentals of Working with Adoption (4 days) Surrey - 23 Oct 2015

Working with Children/Young People and Exploring Ethical Issues/Dilemmas Somerset - 24 Oct 2015

Working with Eating Disorders (BACP Endorsed) London - 14 Nov 2015

Working with Obesity - Looking at Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder Hertfordshire - 28 Nov 2015

Diploma in Counselling Supervision (Distance Learning) Lincolnshire - 1 Feb 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.

CLUSTER MANAGER - Permanent, Full timeCloses: 5 September 2015


COUNSELLOR / THERAPIST (Brent)Closes: 7 September 2015

FOUNDATION TUTORCloses: 9 September 2015


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

Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

BACP webhosting, providing therapists with their own therapy website from as little as £7.20 per month. competent & compassionate registered counsellor working within South Warwickshire; specialising in supporting survivors of sexual assault & other traumas. Chima is passionate about the long term benefits of talking therapies and is committed to making a difference, working in a client-focussed, integrative way which to find the right approach for you! Williams-Duff is a BACP Registered counsellor who works in Devizes, Salisbury Plain and helps clients work through difficulties in the short or longer term. » 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.

Visit the website for past articles, to read the latest issue and to access features written exclusively for the website.

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.

Fraud Prevention

BACP have been informed by a member that a scam targeting counsellors is currently in operation. The 'client' asks to pay for sessions up front, paid for by cheque via a third party with the cheque total being much larger than the counselling fees. The counsellor is asked to bank the cheque and hold the remaining amount, minus an admin fee for an unspecified time. The cheque sent was for a substantial amount of money and was an imitation. This has been reported to Action Fraud by the member affected who are investigating. If you experience anything similar please report this to Action Fraud either via their website, or by calling 0300 123 2040.