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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

MBACP Members have a deadline of 31st March 2016 to become registered before this category ceases to exist.

Individual Members have 24 months from the point of entry into this category to become registered.

BACP RegisterVisit our pages now for information on becoming registered before the deadline or to renew your current registration.

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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 - 03 September 2014

Member update on the Ethical Framework ConsultationEthical Framework - 27 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

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Our ongoing commitment to increasing access to counselling for Scottish peopleOur ongoing commitment to increasing access to counselling for Scottish peoplePress Release - 4th September 2014

The benefits of counselling for cancer patients with depressionThe benefits of counselling for cancer patients with depressionMedia Response - 29th August 2014

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

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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.sarahbruce.counselling.co.uk www.sarahbruce.counselling.co.ukSarah Bruce is an approachable counsellor in Wolverhampton who offers experience of working with people from different backgrounds, belief systems and faiths.

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.

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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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Change Certificate in Youth Counselling (BACP Endorsed) West Midlands - 25 Oct 2014

Neuroplasticity: Implications for New Clinical Technique Devon - 29 Nov 2014

Email Skills for Counsellors (BACP Endorsed) WORLDWIDE - 1 Jan 2015

Counselling Children and Adolescents (BACP Endorsed) Lincolnshire - 10 Jan 2015

Therapist to Coach Senior Practitioner in Coaching (BACP Endorsed) Norfolk - 13 Mar 2015

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

PART TIME COUNSELLORCloses: 16 September 2014

COURSE MANAGER / LECTURER FOR COUNSELLING COURSES (0.6 Full Time Equivalent / 21 hours – Permanent) Closes: 16 September 2014



PART TIME COUNSELLORCloses: 21 September 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.

View more issues of Therapy Today

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