British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from Chair

Andrew Reeves"With the evenings becoming increasingly dark and chilly, this time of year offers the ideal opportunity to hunker down and indulge in a little learning to enhance your work, or develop new skills to support your professional development.

Where better to start than with our series of Good Practice in Action resources?

These publications are free for BACP members to view and download and are a valuable addition to your counselling toolkit."

Andrew Reeves

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

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In the Media » View more counselling media

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

In Conversation: BACP and CPCABVideo - 26 November 2015

Response to Government Spending ReviewStatement - 26th November 2015

Government figures support need for patients to access full choice of NICE-approved therapiesPress Release - 25th November 2015

Recognition and evolutionAGM Update - 25th November 2015

Myira Khan and William Pullen feature in an Independent piece on negative emotionsMedia Coverage - 19th November 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.

Pdd: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ocd): A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach (cbt), Newcastle Upon Tyne4 December 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, North Shields8 December 2015

Professional Development Day: Counselling Confidentiality, Data Protection And Access To Records, London11 December 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, Birmingham11 December 2015

Private Practice Network Meeting, London9 January 2016

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.

Plymouth 18/12/2015 AM Session18 December 2015

Plymouth 18/12/2015 PM Session18 December 2015

Plymouth 19/12/2015 AM Session19 December 2015

Plymouth 19/12/2015 PM Session19 December 2015

Manchester 14/01/2016 AM Session14 January 2016

CPD » View more from the CPD directory

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

Online Module: Men and therapy - key approaches to working with men WORLDWIDE - 1 Feb 2016

Counselling Adult Survivors of Abuse Certificate Lincolnshire - 6 Feb 2016

Developing Supervision Practice (Module 1) (BACP Endorsed) Lanarkshire - 15 Mar 2016

Change Certificate in Training the Trainers West Midlands - 1 Oct 2016

5-Day NCFE Accredited Level 3 Certificate in Solution Focused Practice West Yorkshire - 6 Oct 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.

PLACE2BE SCHOOL PROJECT MANAGER - 1.5 days per week (Wed & Thurs [am or pm]), PermanentCloses: 1 December 2015


ASSOCIATE CLINICAL SUPERVISOR (G3 Head Office, may be required to work across Glasgow city)Closes: 4 December 2015



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

Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

As part of our service review, we are currently unable to accept any new web hosting applications. www.restorecounsellingni.comBased in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, Restore provides professional counselling and therapeutic services. BACP Registered. www.lccounselling.comLorraine Collins is a BACP Registered counsellor working in Central London and specialises in working with depression, anxiety and traumatic life moments. Brown is a therapeutic counsellor based in Stamford who specialises in working with young people and young they deal with the complex demands of today's society. » 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.

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