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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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Welcome from BACP

The BACP Register is the first psychological therapists' register to be accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.

BACP RegisterCheck out our new Register pages with information on becoming registered and renewing your current registration.

Joining the Register

Renewing your Registration

Booking a Certificate of Proficiency

Contribute to the review & update of our Ethical Framework.

Ethical Framework Consultation, click here

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-portal or alternatively, for more information go to www.counsellingminded.com or contact Lisa on Lisa.Davies@bacp.co.uk or 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.

Laurie Clarke stands down as Chief Executive of BACP

Laurie Clarke steps down as Chief Executive of BACP today after twelve successful years in the position. The positive impact that Laurie has made on our organisation is considerable, and it is with sadness that we announce his decision to leave. Read more (PDF)

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 - 22 August 2014

Read July's Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 14 July 2014


Pre 5 July Webinar InformationEthical Framework - 16 June 2014

Pre 24 May Webinar InformationEthical Framework - 07 May 2014

Pre Webinar InformationEthical Framework - 10 April 2014

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Helen Bamber OBE, BACP’s first Patron, leaves a legacy of inspiration and hopeHelen Bamber OBE, BACP’s first Patron, leaves a legacy of inspiration and hopeStatement - 22nd July 2014

The vital role of third sector counselling servicesThe vital role of third sector counselling servicesPress Release - 17th July 2014

Increase in counselling and psychotherapy suggests lessening of mental health stigmaIncrease in counselling and psychotherapy suggests lessening of mental health stigmaPress Release - 7th July 2014

Government must provide for the 5 million Britons with depression who go untreated by the NHSGovernment must provide for the 5 million Britons with depression who go untreated by the NHSMedia Response - 24th June 2014

Counselling and Psychotherapy: Better Policies for Mental HealthCounselling and Psychotherapy: Better Policies for Mental HealthPress Release - 19th June 2014

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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.eastsussextherapy.counselling.co.uk www.eastsussextherapy.counselling.co.ukGeorgina offers both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy in East Sussex and has experience dealing with a range of issues.

www.pcg.bacp.co.uk www.pcg.bacp.co.ukPsychodynamic Counselling, Glasgow offers experienced professional counselling that can help raise awareness of the root problems of any difficulties you may be facing.

www.spaldingcounselling.bacp.co.uk www.spaldingcounselling.bacp.co.ukFrances Garland works in Spalding, Lincs and offers professionl counselling tailored to your needs.

www.francineblanchet.counselling.co.uk www.francineblanchet.counselling.co.ukFrancine Blanchet is a BACP registered and experienced counsellor in Exeter currently working for Cruse bereavement services, NHS Counselling services and at the Margaret Jackson Centre.

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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

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Working with Obesity - Looking at Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder (BACP Endorsed) Hertfordshire - 20 Sep 2014

Change Certificate in Solution Focused Practice (BACP Endorsed) West Midlands - 18 Oct 2014

3-Day Hypnotherapy for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP Endorsed) Nottinghamshire - 21 Nov 2014

CBT with Heart? (BACP Endorsed) Shropshire - 15 Apr 2015

Metacognitive Therapy for Rumination and Depression London - 18 Jun 2015

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

STUDENT COUNSELLOR (Maternity Cover)Closes: 4 August 2014


SCHOOL COUNSELLOR (East & North Hertfordshire for one post & West Herts for the other)Closes: 25 August 2014

CHILD THERAPIST (Swindon/Royal Wootton Bassett area)Closes: 26 August 2014

TEMPORARY COUNSELLORCloses: 27 August 2014

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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.

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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