British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from the Chair

Andrew Reeves"Our 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday 24 November 2016 at our head office in Lutterworth. For the first time, we'll be broadcasting the meeting live by webcast, to engage as many members as possible, and a recording will be available for viewing after the event. We'll send members more information on how to book to attend the AGM soon.

The AGM is an opportunity for members to submit a Resolution, which will subsequently be voted on by members. Information about what a Resolution is, and how to propose a Resolution, is available on the website.

The AGM is also a chance for members to put their questions to me, my Board colleagues and the CEO. We hope many of you will join us, whether in person or via the live webcast."

Andrew Reeves

July 2016

New Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

We are delighted to present the new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions which was formally adopted on 1 July 2016.

Visit the Ethical Framework pages to download and print your copy. A series of short videos and supplementary guidance, which will evolve over time, will help you to implement the Ethical Framework and negotiate the ethical dilemmas you face in your work.

To help you with the transition, we've also dedicated the July issue of Therapy Today to the Ethical Framework. This special edition carries articles discussing the key changes and the thinking behind them.

BACP Register

BACP RegisterBACP's register of counsellors and psychotherapists is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Visit the BACP Register website to find out more about the purpose of our Register, see how to join or check if a practitioner is registered.

Information for Members

The Register audits a random sample of registrants every month upon renewal. We will write to you if you're selected for audit.

Please see the Supervision, CPD & Audit page for more information, including a guide, video and sample records.

Latest from BACP

In the Media » View more counselling media

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

BACP comment on the Referendum on the UK’s Membership of the European UnionStatement - 29 June 2016

Revised statement on students working with children and young people (CYP) Statement - 14 June 2016

MindEd for FamiliesLaunch - 21 April 2016

Scams: A Guide for CounsellorsGuide: 18 March 2016

Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion 'Reparative' TherapyStatement - 14 March 2016

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.

Private Practice Network Meeting, London29 July 2016

Pdd: Talking With Bereaved People: A Way Of Communicating Through Normal And Complicated Grief, Birmingham1 September 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, Cheltenham6 September 2016

Professional Development Day: Suicide And Suicidal Ideation, Norwich9 September 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, Birmingham9 September 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.

Southampton 06/08/2016 AM Session6 August 2016

Southampton 06/08/2016 PM Session6 August 2016

Belfast 12/08/2016 AM Session12 August 2016

Manchester 26/08/2016 AM Session26 August 2016

Manchester 26/08/2016 PM Session26 August 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 SERVICE MANAGER (Permanent, Full time)Closes: 28 July 2016

FEMALE COUNSELLOR & GROUP WORKER - Full Time Closes: 29 July 2016


PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPIST IN SCHOOLS (Beeston, Cottingley and Middleton)Closes: 29 July 2016


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

Therapy Websites » View more therapy websites

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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.

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.