Welcome from BACP
- Please select from the list below, the information to view to the right
- About BACP
- Aims and objectives
- The Register
- The latest information and updates
- What is therapy?
- Andrew Reeves outlines his definition of what therapy is
- What to expect?
- Andrew Reeves provides an overview what you may expect
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) 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 aim 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.
BACP is delighted to announce that its 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.
The scheme means that members of the public will be able to choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Find out what these changes mean for you by visiting the dedicated website for the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
BACP Definition of Counselling
Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.
Latest from BACP
- Cataloguing the latest news, publications and opportunities
- In The Media
- Some of the latest media articles referencing counselling or BACP
- Listing the recently confirmed events near you
- 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
- Visit the website of the BACP journal
- CPR Journal
- Linking Research with Practice
Ask Yalom: Video launchEvents - 16 May 2013
Read the latest issue of Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 14 May 2013
Professional Development Days Events - 01 May 2013
New research into the carer's of those with dementiaResearch - 18 December 2012
Seedcorn Funding 2013Research - 26 July 2012
Research Conference 2013 - call for papersResearch - 17 July 2012
Briefing for backbench business debate on mental healthMedia Briefing - 15th May 2013
BACP research conference 2013: Synergy in counselling and psychotherapy researchPress Release - 9th May 2013
Independent quality mark for counsellors and psychotherapistsPress Release - 13th February 2013
2012 BACP awards winners announcedPress Release - 6th February 2013
BACP welcomes the Quality Assurance Agency’s release of a subject benchmark statement for counselling and psychotherapyPress Release - 28th January 2013
Confidentiality: Managing Client Confidences Course Author: Barbara Mitchels
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
Attract More Counselling Clients - Modern Marketing for Counsellors (BACP Endorsed) Hampshire - 14 Apr 2012
The Grief Recovery Method Certificate Programme (BACP Endorsed) Bedfordshire - 22 Jun 2012
Introduction to Jungian Sandplay Therapy Essex - 19 Jan 2013
Introduction to Encounter-centred Couple Therapy London - 25 Apr 2013
Please note: You must be a BACP member to view full job details.
PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUNSELLOR WITH CBT SKILLSCloses: 26 April 2013
LECTURER IN COUNSELLING Closes: 17 May 2013
CLINICAL SUPERVISORCloses: 24 May 2013
SCHOOL COUNSELLORCloses: 4 June 2013
COUNSELLOR / LEARNING MENTORCloses: 7 June 2013
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.
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.