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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 our customer services team on 01455 883300 or email

Working with young people who self-harm

Monday 7 September, Edinburgh

Wednesday 7 October, Cardiff

Self-harm is a widespread problem among young people and can be a difficult subject to address. As many practitioners work with this age group are likely to encounter self-harm, the main aim of this event is to improve your knowledge and develop confidence for work in this area.

These two similar events will introduce key concepts and offer tools to support working with this client group. In the morning we will explore our understanding of self-harm, why it is so prevalent among the young, and delve deeper with the intervention led-framework and consideration of shame and secrecy.

We will then move onto explore influences on young people, including the cultural context and impact of technology and social media. Fianly, there will be presentations on the disclosure of self-harm and making safe and ethical referrals.

To book your place on the Edinburgh event please click here.

To book your place on the Cardiff event please click here.

Alternatively you can book your place via the phone by calling the customer services team on 01455 883300.  

Setting up in private practice: Getting Starting

Friday 25 September, Leicester

Setting up in private practice is an aspiration for many therapists, offering flexibility and opportunities to develop a portfolio of work and advance your professional skills. This event will explore some of the key areas to consider when taking the first practical steps in setting up your new business.

The day will cover:

  • Where, when and how to get started in private practice?
  • Defining your services/offering /proposition
  • Branding your services
  • Pricing and the challenge of asking clients for money
  • Financial planning and considerations
  • What type of company should I set up as?

To book your place online please click here, alternatively you can book your place by calling the Customer Services team on 01455 883300.                                                                                                                   

Certificate of Proficiency

If you are interested in taking the Certificate of Proficiency please click here to view dates and locations that are currently available to book. Please note, in order to take the Certificate of Proficiency you must be a current MBACP member. If you would like to watch a short video which explains the Certificate of Proficiency in more detail, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

If you are an accredited member of BACP or have done an accredited course, you do not need to take the Certificate of Proficiency. Please click here to check your eligibility to join the register.

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

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.

To view a full list of titles click here.

You can book your place online or call the Customer Services team on 01455 883300.