British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Message from the Chair

Andrew Reeves"You might remember from the end of last year the series of three videos, in which BACP Chief Executive, Hadyn Williams and I talked to Anthony Crouch about the history of BACP, counselling regulation, core values and our shared vision for the future direction of the Association.

We've just uploaded another series of three videos to the website for you to view, this time exploring the subject of counselling research, the relationship between research and practice, and how research has informed our practice.

Watch the counselling research videos here."

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

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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.

New £835,000 study to evaluate benefits of school counsellingResearch News - 26 January 2016

Counselling Research with BACP and CPCABVideo - 15 January 2016

Measuring our success - Winter 2015Six-monthly update - December 2015

Government plan to appoint mental health leads in schools could improve coordination between servicesPress Release - 7 December 2015

Psychological Therapies Staff Wellbeing Survey 2015Survey - 7 December 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: Stranger In A Strange Land - Working With Unprepared Clients, Manchester, Manchester6 February 2016

Pdd: Working Safely And Professionally With Erotic Transference And Counter-transference, Nottingham12 February 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, Birmingham12 February 2016

Private Practice Network Meeting, Banbury16 February 2016

Working With Bereaved Clients, Liverpool18 February 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.

Newcastle 19/02/2016 AM Session19 February 2016

Newcastle 20/02/2016 AM Session20 February 2016

Newcastle 20/02/2016 PM Session20 February 2016

Birmingham25/02/2016 AM Session25 February 2016

Birmingham 25/02/2016 PM Session25 February 2016

CPD » View more from the CPD directory

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

Change Certificate in Training the Trainers West Midlands - 12 Mar 2016

5-Day NCFE Accredited Level 3 Certificate in Solution Focused Practice West Yorkshire - 10 May 2016

Counselling Children and Adolescents Lincolnshire - 21 May 2016

Change Certificate in Youth Counselling West Midlands - 16 Jul 2016

Online CPD: Relational psychotherapy: praises and pitfalls WORLDWIDE - 1 Aug 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.

SCHOOL PROJECT MANAGER - 14.4 hours per weekCloses: 10 February 2016

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR - TERM TIME ONLY (38 weeks)Closes: 10 February 2016



COUNSELLORCloses: 11 February 2016

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. Crooks and Steve Seaton are Senior Accredited BACP Counsellors / Psychotherapists who offer professional and confidential therapy in and around Hertfordshire. Lanyon is a BACP Accredited Counsellor. She has twenty years' experience and she works in Oxford. Adams offers a highly skilled, effective approach to counselling so you can find peace of mind, freedom to be you and your life more fully at Galgorm, Ballymena. Est. 18 years. » 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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