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Welcome from BACP

The BACP 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.

Members of the public can now choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

BACP Registered members should use the Registered logo to promote their professional status, now available in the members area.

Find out more at the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists website.

Contribute to the review & update of our Ethical Framework.

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.

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

Read April's Therapy TodayTherapy Today News - 22 April 2014

Professional Development Days coming to a location near youEvents - 15 April 2014

Pre Webinar InformationEthical Framework - 10 April 2014

BACP's New Media Pack Available NowAdvertising - 02 April 2014

Universities & Colleges 2014 ConferenceEvents - 14 March 2014

Ethical Framework Mar 2014Ethical Framework - 05 March 2014

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Experiencing the joy when the darkness lifts: Counselling and job satisfactionExperiencing the joy when the darkness lifts: Counselling and job satisfactionMedia Response - 17th April 2014

Key to fair and effective treatment of women offenders is community care not custodyKey to fair and effective treatment of women offenders is community care not custodyPress Release - 7th April 2014

Psychological Therapies and Parity of Esteem: from Commitment to RealityPsychological Therapies and Parity of Esteem: from Commitment to RealityPress Release - 3rd April 2014

Launch of Counselling MindEd project offers a wealth of free knowledge to counsellors working with children and young peopleLaunch of Counselling MindEd project offers a wealth of free knowledge to counsellors working with children and young peoplePress Release - 25th March 2014

BACP Award Winner receives Critical Acclaim for ScreenplayBACP Award Winner receives Critical Acclaim for ScreenplayMedia Coverage: 24th March 2014

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Ethical Framework Consultation, Online26 April 2014

Private Practice- Regional Network Meeting, Leeds26 April 2014

Making Connections, London29 April 2014

Professional Development Day: Legal Issues In Therapeutic Work With Children And Young People, London2 May 2014

Certificate Of Proficiency-coventry 02/05 -am Session, Coventry2 May 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.francineblanchet.counselling.co.uk www.francineblanchet.counselling.co.ukFrancine Blanchet is a BACP registered and experienced counsellor in Exeter currently working for Cruse bereavement services, NHS Counselling services and at the Margaret Jackson Centre.

www.caringandsharing.counselling.co.uk www.caringandsharing.counselling.co.ukVeronica Mavromatis is a fully qualified counsellor offering integrative counselling in Central London

www.petrastherapy.counselling.co.uk www.petrastherapy.counselling.co.ukPetra's Therapy offers counselling to adolescents, individuals, couples, parents and families.

www.hervepineau.counselling.co.uk www.hervepineau.counselling.co.ukHerve Pineau, a CPCAB accredited counsellor working in Harley Street & South London, specialist in integrative counselling for individuals & couples.

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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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Creative Approaches to Supervision (BACP Endorsed) Essex - 9 May 2014

BACP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY - The personal safety of therapists Leicestershire - 22 May 2014

BACP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY - Day 1: Understanding and recognising sex addiction Leicestershire - 11 Jun 2014

Change Foundation in Solution Focused Practice (BACP Endorsed) West Midlands - 13 Sep 2014

BACP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY - DAY ONE - Counselling former members of abusive groups and relationships Leicestershire - 7 Oct 2014

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

VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATE COUNSELLORCloses: 28 March 2014

SENIOR COUNSELLOR / CLINICAL SUPERVISOR (Part-time 2.5 days per week)Closes: 28 April 2014

CLINICAL THERAPIST - Early InterventionCloses: 2 May 2014

TELEPHONE COUNSELLORS - EAP (NON-ACCREDITED CANDIDATES MAY BE CONSIDERED)Closes: 3 May 2014

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTCloses: 3 May 2014

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TherapyTodayTherapyToday.net

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