BACP heads 7 specialist ’divisions’ open to members to join
The divisions are expert occupational groups. They run their own meetings and formulate strategies in line with BACP objectives and are generally overseen by the BACP Board of Governors who monitor their activities. Each division produces a quarterly journal free to their members or available by subscription to BACP members and the general public.
Divisional membership is of value to anyone working within specific fields of counselling work, either as in-house counsellors or if self employed working within specialist areas.
Formerly known as FHCP, this division is a forum for providers of psychological therapies in healthcare settings, either within the public, private and/or third sector; its aim is to promote and support excellence in such provision.
This promotes and supports the professional practice of counselling and counselling skills in the workplace. It is of value to anyone working within this field
Association for Independent Practitioners (AIP)
This represents the interests of counsellors and those using counselling skills who either work independently or in agency settings.
BACP Universities and Colleges (BACP UC)
This promotes student and staff counselling as an integral part of the educational process of Institutions of Further and Higher Education.
Association for Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling (APSCC)
The aim is to improve the quality of pastoral care and counselling, lay and ordained, voluntary and paid: e.g. clergy and ministers, social workers, doctors, therapists, nurses, Christians, Jews, other religions and non-committed, and to raise standards in the teaching and exercise of pastoral care and counselling.
Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP)
This division aims to support practitioners and other professional who are interested in the complex world of counselling children and young people. Covering best practice guidance, innovative ideas, ethical and effective counselling of all children and young people. If young people are your clients we are your division!
BACP Coaching is the new division of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Established in June 2010 to support our members with an interest in coaching in its various contexts including personal / life, workplace, education or healthcare, we aim for this site to become a rich resource for practitioners, clients and employers alike.