British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from the Chair

Andrew Reeves"I am delighted to announce and welcome David Weaver as our new President, from this AGM. David is stepping away from the Board following a three-year term, but will be bringing his commitment to social justice to the President role, working closely with our Vice Presidents.

I would like to thank Dr Mike Shooter, who is stepping down as President from BACP. Mike has supported us in our work in promoting the value of counselling and psychotherapy for some considerable time. Mike's warmth, intelligence, insight and absolute belief in the value of the counselling professions have been critically important to our work over the years. We will miss him greatly but thank him for his enormous contribution."

Andrew Reeves

November 2016

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

The Register audits a random sample of registrants every month upon renewal. We will write to you if you're selected for audit.

You can find out more about the audit process, and see our annual audit report for 2014/2015, in Supervision, CPD & Audit.

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.

Pdd: Working Safely And Professionally With Erotic Transference And Counter-transference, Cardiff9 December 2016

BACP Private Practice Network Meeting, North Shields13 December 2016

BACP Private Practice Network Meeting, Glasgow16 December 2016

Pdd: Working Safely And Professionally With Erotic Transference And Counter-transference, Birmingham13 January 2017

BACP Private Practice Network Meeting, Ashford14 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.

Manchester 16/12/2016 AM Session16 December 2016

Norwich 21/01/2017 AM Session21 January 2017

Norwich 21/01/2017 PM Session21 January 2017

London 26/01/2017 AM Session26 January 2017

London 26/01/2017 PM Session26 January 2017

CPD Directory » View more from the CPD directory

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

Online CPD: Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing WORLDWIDE - 9 Jan 2017

Infant Observation (one year) Leicestershire - 13 Jan 2017

Compulsive Sexual Behaviour WORLDWIDE - 13 Jan 2017

Preventing Suicide: Psychotherapeutic approaches to helping people at risk of dying from despair Devon - 4 Feb 2017

Key principles of Motivational Interviewing & Meta Cognitive Therapy Nottinghamshire - 22 Apr 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.

COUNSELLING MANAGERCloses: 7 December 2016


HEAD THERAPISTCloses: 9 December 2016

THERAPIST BAND 7Closes: 12 December 2016

PROGRAMME MANAGERCloses: 12 December 2016

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

Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

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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.