British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Clients’ hopes & fears of therapy

In 2008, BACP commissioned artwork as a part of the report ‘Counsellors, psychotherapists & users: how to become more customer-centric’. This report was written in conjunction with Brainchild UK. The artwork was recently displayed at the BACP Annual Conference 2008.

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The artwork provides a thought-provoking insight into the perceptions of clients. Participants were asked to illustrate their hopes for therapy, and also what therapy felt like when it didn’t go right.

Participants in the research were a mix of prospective, short-term and long-term counseling & psychotherapy users, spanning a variety of ages from 16 to 60+. Users were also a mix of gender, and from three different locations in the UK.

Please note: this report is an internal publication and BACP is unable to provide copies on request.
All images © BACP 2008.

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