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Welcome from BACP

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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

Professional Development Days coming to a location near youEvents - 15 January 2015

Read December's Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 18 December 2014

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

BACP has developed a COUNSELLING SUPERVISION TRAINING CURRICULUMResearch - 23 June 2014

View more counselling news

Advice columnist recommends BACP when looking for a therapistAdvice columnist recommends BACP when looking for a therapistMedia Coverage - 26th January 2015

Agony aunt advises her reader to visit It's Good to Talk in order to find a therapistAgony aunt advises her reader to visit It's Good to Talk in order to find a therapistMedia Coverage - 25th January 2015

BACP's 2014 Attitudes Survey is mentioned in Cosmopolitan magazineBACP's 2014 Attitudes Survey is mentioned in Cosmopolitan magazineMedia Coverage - 22nd January 2015

Sarah Wheatley offers advice on how to find time to have a laugh with your childrenSarah Wheatley offers advice on how to find time to have a laugh with your childrenMedia Coverage - 21st January 2015

Independent taskforce says counselling should be available in all secondary schoolsIndependent taskforce says counselling should be available in all secondary schoolsPress Release - 19th January 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.ttm.counselling.co.uk www.ttm.counselling.co.ukInez Randolph is a BACP Registered counsellor working in Accra and specialises in working with children and adolescents (ages 6-17)

www.philipstone.bacp.co.uk www.philipstone.bacp.co.ukPhilip Stone is a BACP accredited psychotherapist in North London Hampstead specialising in workplace, psychological and clinical difficulties.

www.ec1personcentred.counselling.co.uk www.ec1personcentred.counselling.co.ukThrough counselling Alan offers a space to express and explore your inner resources to grow and change in the way you need.

www.kieranoconnor.counselling.co.uk www.kieranoconnor.counselling.co.ukKieran O'Connor is a BACP Registered counsellor offering person-centred counselling in Buckinghamshire.

View more counselling websites

6.'An evening with Irvin Yalom' on demand video stream Course Author: BACP

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

View more CPD

Counselling Children and Adolescents Lincolnshire - 7 Mar 2015

BACP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY - Legal issues in therapeutic work with children and young people Leicestershire - 9 Mar 2015

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Dealing with the Challenges of Working with Depressed Clients London - 16 Apr 2015

Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (Module 1) London - 9 May 2015

Certificate in Clinical Supervision Derbyshire - 5 Dec 2015

View more from the CPD Directory

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

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MANAGERCloses: 5 February 2015

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR AND ANTI-BULLYING CO-ORDINATORCloses: 9 February 2015

BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS CO-ORDINATORCloses: 9 February 2015

ONLINE COUNSELLOR / THERAPIST Closes: 9 February 2015

SCHOOL-BASED COUNSELLOR (Location: One of SW9, SE26, SE18)Closes: 11 February 2015

View more counselling jobs

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