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Membership fees

Membership fees are vital to our work. Through your fees, you enable us to develop resources to support high standards of counselling practice, demonstrate the value of counselling to government, commissioners and the public, and raise the profile of our profession.  

Annual membership fees 2017-18 

 Membership Category

 Standard

 Reduced 

 Student Member

£80 

 £40

 Individual Member

£166 

£83 

 Registered Member MBACP

£166

£83 

 Registered Member MBACP Accred/Snr Accred      

 £186

 £93

 Retired Member

 £78

£78

Divisional Membership (optional, in addition to membership fees above)

 Standard

Reduced 

 BACP Coaching

 £20

 £10

 BACP Children and Young People

 £20

 £10

 BACP Healthcare

 £30

 £15

 BACP Private Practice

 £20

 £10

 BACP Spirituality

 £20

 £10

 BACP Universities and Colleges

 £40

 £20

 BACP Workplace

 £30

 £15

 Post surcharge for non-UK addresses

 £19

£19


Divisional membership

If you wish to join one of our specialist divisions, their fees are in addition to your BACP membership fees.  You don’t have to join a division.

Reduced fees

You may be eligible for reduced fees if you’re receiving state benefits or are unwaged with no personal income. This doesn’t include benefits such as tax credits or child benefit – full details of acceptable benefits are given on the application form. You’ll need to include evidence of your eligibility with your application. Fees for Retired Members are already subsidised, so don’t qualify for further reductions. 

If your application for reduced fees is turned down, you can appeal. You’ll need to send us an estimate of your annual gross income for the next 12 months. Reduced fees can’t be applied retrospectively to fees that you’ve already paid.

Student discount

We offer 10% off your first year's membership fee for groups of 15 or more students who apply at the same time. This discount also applies to students claiming the reduced membership fee.

The offer is valid for applications received between 1 September 2016 and 31 May 2017. You must send all the applications together in the same envelope. 

Paying your membership fees

If you pay by Direct Debit, you can spread your fees over 10 monthly instalments. Please complete and return the Direct Debit mandate attached to the application form. Alternatively, you can pay the annual fee in full by Direct Debit, credit/debit card or cheque. 

If you require a receipt for tax purposes, you’ll be able to download one from the members’ area of this website once your payment has been processed.