British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from Chair

Andrew Reeves"We are delighted to present the new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Written by Professor Tim Bond in conjunction with many others, and following extensive member consultation, the new Ethical Framework will be formally adopted, and will replace the existing one, on the 1 July 2016. However, we publish it now to allow you time to familiarise yourselves with the changes and to begin to develop practice in accordance with the principles outlined.

I hope you will welcome this new Ethical Framework and that it will shape and inform your work for years to come."

Andrew Reeves

The new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions is available at

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In the Media » View more counselling media

Drawing on the results of regular public surveys, engaging with key media outlets and an expanding network of expert member spokespeople.

Dr Jo Gee features in a Guardian piece on wellbeing gadgetsMedia Coverage - 30th June 2015

Underfunding of the further education sector: the importance of college counsellingPress Release - 29th June 2015

BACP to give evidence on mental health to the Youth Select CommitteePress Release - 25th June 2015

BACP member organises local event to tackle mental health stigmaMedia Coverage - 22nd June 2015

Michael Kallenbach explains interesting therapy comparison Media Coverage - 17th June 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.

Bristol 09/07 AM Session9 July 2015

Bristol 09/07 PM Session9 July 2015

Bristol 10/07 AM Session10 July 2015

Bristol 10/07 PM Session10 July 2015

Bristol 11/07 AM Session11 July 2015

CPD » View more from the CPD directory

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

Certificate in Supervision "Developing & Enabling the Supervisor Within" Essex - 18 Jul 2015

BACP Endorsed Weekend Hypnotherapy CPD for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Nottinghamshire - 24 Jul 2015

Transformative Practice County Antrim - 12 Sep 2015

5-Day NCFE Accredited Level 3 Certificate in Solution Focused Practice (BACP Endorsed) West Yorkshire - 8 Oct 2015

LEAP EFP/L Practitioner Training Gloucestershire - 8 Oct 2015

Jobs Online » View more counselling jobs

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

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (part-time)Closes: 3 July 2015

STUDENT COUNSELLOR (part-time)Closes: 6 July 2015

SCHOOL PROJECT MANAGER (SECONDARY) - Colne Primet Academy (part-time)Closes: 6 July 2015



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Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

BACP webhosting, providing therapists with their own therapy website from as little as £7.20 per month. www.waddonpondstherapy.comOye Agoro's Waddon Ponds Therapy Practice offers integrative counselling and psychotherapy for people experiencing emotional and psychologocal difficulties and challenging life situations. Boyle is a BACP Registered counsellor working in Gravesend, Darftod (North Kent), Medway and surrounding areas. Has particular experience around disability, impairment and older age. Davie is a BACP Registered counsellor / pscyhotherapist working in Renfrewshire and the surrounding areas specialising in enabling clients to get back on track. » 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.