Our vision and mission
Established in 2010, BACP Coaching promotes ethical, effective and professional coaching for the wellbeing and enhancement of individuals and organisations. Specifically, we aim to be:
- transparent and consultative
- generative and innovative
- inclusive and collaborative
- responsive and supportive
- good value for money and financially viable
Our Strategic Plan
Our Strategic Plan (2018 to 2020) includes the following objectives:
- support the development of coaching competencies, a core foundation for the development of a Certificate of Proficiency, Coaching Register, Directory of therapists who coach and good practice guidelines
- promote the unique offering of therapists who coach to relevant stakeholders, clients and within BACP
- improve communication with members, and optimise social media channels for direct member engagement
- work with BACP Events to offer regular CPD events for therapists who coach, including professional development days, and a BACP Coaching conference
- support the development of coaching network groups throughout the Four Nations
- support the development of effective supervision for coach-therapists
- continue to support the collaborative work BACP Coaching undertakes with other coaching bodies, which enables BACP to remain a key stakeholder within the coaching profession
- support the development of best practice guidelines for therapists who coach
Carolyn Mumby - Chair
Carolyn is a qualified and experienced Gestalt Therapist, Executive coach, Personal Consultant, Trainer, Thinking Environment® licensed coach and facilitator and MBTI® Assessor. She provides Executive Coaching in organisations and Personal Consultancy for individuals, supervises coach-therapists and offers training and individual/group mentoring to counsellors who wish to become coaches.
Carolyn also writes about counselling and coaching and authored a chapter on working with young people in Personal Consultancy: A Model For Integrating Counselling and Coaching by Popovic and Jinks (Routledge).
Carolyn joined the Executive in 2018 and has been involved with BACP Coaching for several years, running a London network group and delivering the Professional Development Day, 'An introduction to building a coaching approach'.
Sally Brown - Deputy Chair
Sally joined the Executive in 2016, specialising in communications as our Executive Specialist for Communication. She has worked as a journalist for over 20 years, holding several senior editorial positions within the national press, and is also the author of eight self-help books. She is a regular contributor to the national media, both as a spokesperson and a writer.
She initially trained and worked as a psychodynamic counsellor, before adding further qualifications in CBT and coaching. She now runs a private practice, offering therapeutic coaching, an integration of coaching and counselling, for both personal and corporate clients.
Sally is a member of the editorial board of Coaching at Work, and a Trustee of a counselling charity, Bedford Counselling and Training.
Gill Fennings-Monkman MBE - Past Chair
Gill has a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction) and as a qualified lecturer has taught both coaching and counselling at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level. She has been BACP Accredited since 2005 and in private practice as a coach, counsellor and supervisor for 17 years.
Gill was chair from 2014 to 2017, having served on the Coaching Executive for the previous three years as Specialist for Diversity. She was awarded an MBE in 2010.
Michèle Down – Executive specialist for organisational coaching
As managing director of Michèle Down Dynamics Ltd, Michèle has been an executive coach and facilitator in the corporate sector for the past eighteen years. She specialises in working with senior executives and their teams, coaching individuals, running coaching circles and facilitating change, nationally and globally.
Previously a counsellor and supervisor in private practice, she is a qualified teacher and has written and provided counselling training to diploma level, trained qualified counsellors and college lecturers, and moderated counselling courses.
Steve Page - Executive specialist for supervision
Steve joined BACP’s Coaching in December 2014, bringing his extensive therapeutic, supervisory, facilitation and leadership experience to help further develop BACP’s role in supporting therapists who coach (and supervise coaches) within the coaching and counselling professions.
Steve has a BA in chemistry, an IDHP diploma in humanistic psychology, three coaching certificates, an MEd in counselling and is a BACP accredited, registered counsellor. He is co-author (with Val Wosket) of Supervising the Counsellor and Psychotherapist (3rd edition 2014) and author of The Shadow and the Counsellor (1999).
Tom has been working to support others throughout his working life, particularly using creativity as a catalyst for change. He is the founder of two influential charities: People United (pioneering artistic projects and research across the UK focusing on kindness) and Music for Change (promoting cultural understanding through participation in music).
His eclectic career has involved helping to establish a successful record label, working with the senior management team at the Royal Opera House, and teaching Tibetan refugees in Northern India. He now works as a coach, supporting leaders working in the cultural and third sectors, specialising in career transition, well-being and values, and as an integrative counsellor for a community counselling service and hospice. In addition, he is a facilitator and coach for the Clore Leadership Programme.
Tom will be working on developing the network groups and he has an interest in contributing to research across BACP and further afield.
Karen is a leadership coach, therapist, expert witness and supervisor. She is passionate about her relationships which are underpinned by the person-centred approach and influenced by Gestalt and the work of Irvin Yalom. Her coaching and organisational clients span the independent and public sectors within the UK, including the NHS and political sector. She has worked with a range of teams, including executive boards and senior management teams.
Her work focuses on building effective relationships and communication to achieve high performance. She has recently developed her practice to offer the option of working outdoors, using nature as an additional resource for her clients, coachees and supervisees. As well as delivering leadership workshops for a wide range of organisations, she has designed and facilitated workshops on diversity for staff working with dementia clients.
Karen will take a special focus on the Executive on supervision for coach-therapists.