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'Counselling allows you to reach that lightbulb moment.'
Jake, 17, visited his school counsellor for help when everything got too much for him
How you can support our school counselling campaign
Sue Pattison and Maggie Robson, joint Chairs of BACP Children, Young People and Families division, ask you to support our campaign for a paid counsellor in every secondary school, academy and FE college in England
‘I left a note outside the school counsellor’s office as I was too scared to talk about my problems’
Amber, 14, reveals what made her open up to a counsellor and how counselling helped
Free showing of acclaimed documentary Medicating Normal
Screening aims to continue the conversation about psychiatric drugs and how they intersect with therapeutic practice
SCoPEd Live Q&A
The full video and questions from our live question and answer session for members held on Friday 4 September
Luciana Berger appointed chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Our Vice President says perinatal mental health is "an urgent and pressing issue for society"
The big issue: Black matters
Open article: We need to talk about race. But how? And what is stopping us? Black and Asian counsellors talk about race and the profession, and what needs to change. Therapy Today, September 2020
Oaks from acorns: the early days of a student counselling pioneer
Open article: As we celebrate 50 years of the Association for Student Counselling (ASC), Rita Mintz and Mark Fudge pay tribute to the impact of early trailblazers, and in particular to Audrey Newsome, who laid the foundations for our work today. University and College Counselling, September 2020
Woke: emerging from the dream
The impetus for change is calling to white people to educate themselves and understand and address their privilege. Private Practice, September 2020
Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions
The full Ethical Framework with additional resources, videos and FAQs. All members commit to complying with the Ethical Framework as part of their terms and conditions of membership.
Information, resources and support to help you make ethical decisions and implement ethical practice.
How we uphold high standards of proficiency and ethical practice within the counselling professions.