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The BACP CPD & Events Team research, plan and organise training days, conferences and exhibitions covering a broad spectrum of topics for the interest of those people in the counselling and psychotherapy field. With preferential rates for BACP members, we constantly strive to produce quality training opportunities.

Details of all our current events can be found on this website but for any further information or help with your booking, please don't hesitate to contact us.                                                                                            

Certificate of Proficiency

If you are interested in taking the Certificate of Proficiency (CoP), here are the CoP dates and locations currently available to book. You can find much more information about the Certificate of Proficiency, including videos and FAQs, on our BACP Register website. 

If you are an accredited member of BACP or have done an accredited course, you do not need to take the Certificate of Proficiency. Find out more about joining the Register.

If you have a query about the Certificate of Proficiency please email

Private Practice Conference 'Relationships: Why do we bother?' - London

Taking place in London at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch on Saturday 24 September 2016, the conference, titled 'Relationships: why do we bother?', will focus on how we work with individuals finding meaning and facing challenges in their personal relationships.

The programme is designed and tailored specifically for therapists working in private practice with individuals, but will also be of interest to those who work with couples.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Mary Morgan - The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR)
  • Emmy van Deurzen - Philosopher, existential psychotherapist and principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

To view the whole programme, for further information or to book your place click here.   

Professional Development Days

Are you looking for opportunities to gain CPD? The BACP Professional Development Day programme comprises a number of varied titles being delivered across the UK.

The days have been designed to deliver valuable CPD opportunities with clearly defined learning outcomes that will develop practitioner skills in the specified areas. The days are interactive to enable every delegate to get maximum individual benefit from attending. To achieve this, expert tutors have been selected to deliver each day and numbers at each event are limited to a maximum of 25 delegates.

View a full list of PDD titles.

You can book your place online or contact us.  

BACP CYP Conference 'Self and Identity: breaking down barriers to inclusion' - London, 12 November 2016

Self and Identity: Breaking down barriers to inclusion' is the theme of this year’s BACP Children and Young People’s conference, scheduled to take place on Saturday 12 November 2016 in London.

This conference will explore how children and young people’s background and diverse experiences shape their identity and sense of self.

Keynote presentations will be delivered by John McMullen on 'complex trauma in Child Soldiers', and by Mike Shooter titled 'I didn't think you'd be interested in people like me'.

To view the whole programme, for further information or to book your place click here.