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Journalist resources

BACP is the leading professional body for counselling in the UK - if you are a journalist or programme maker, our press office is your one-stop-shop for expert spokespeople, up-to-date statistics and accurate information about the profession of counselling.

Below are a few ways we can help you: 

  • What is counselling and how does it help people? How is counselling regulated in the UK and how does BACP help promote high standards and protect the public? Read our FAQs for the answers 
  • Our network of expert spokespeople is made up of hundreds of practising counsellors who work across a vast range of modalities, sectors and environments. If you need an expert counsellor for your article, look no further
  • How many people have counselling? How do they access it? Our attitudes surveys provide a snapshot of the British public's opinions about therapy and provide the most comprehensive data of this type available in the UK
  • If you work for a production company and are looking to portray counselling in a television or radio programme, take a look at our counselling on screen guidelines and see how we can work with you.

The short video below gives a snapshot of statistics and client testimonials for journalists, bloggers and programme makers writing about mental health and wellbeing. Take a look and find out more about how our members change people's lives through counselling.


How can we contribute to your next article or project? Call our press office on 01455 206393 or email media@bacp.co.uk.