About BACP

Find out about the Association, our aims and objectives and how we are governed.

Advancing the profession

We work to promote the role and relevance of the counselling professions inĀ improving psychological wellbeing and mental health. Find out what we are doing to raise standards, influence decision makers and demonstrate the effectiveness of counselling.

Protecting the public

We promote and develop safe, ethical and competent practice in counselling and psychotherapy. See how we are raising professional standards, supporting clients and dealing with complaints about poor or unethical practice.

BACP divisions

Our seven specialist divisions represent and promote specialist areas of interest within the counselling professions. Find out about their work and how to become a member.

Press office

We are committed to educating the public about the practice and benefits of counselling, and to raising the profile of our members in the media. Find out about the support and resources our media team offers for journalists, programme makers and members.

Advertising to members

As the UK's leading professional body for the counselling professions, we offer unique and exclusive ways for advertisers to reach over 40,000 counsellors and psychotherapists.

Contact us

Get answers to frequently asked questions or find out how to contact us.