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 five year Strategic Plan (2014-19) includes the following objectives:

  • ensure our coaching members find BACP understands, values and protects them
  • support BACP to become the recognised leader for therapists who coach
  • develop national common standards and career pathways for therapists who coach
  • strengthen membership services specifically for therapists who coach
  • promote the employment of therapists who coach
  • achieve operational excellence

Our executive

Eve Menezes Cunningham - Chair

Eve joined BACP Coaching when it began in 2010. She joined BACP's Coaching Executive in March 2014 and became Chair in January 2017. She qualified as a coach in 2004 and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and a Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Coaching. Eve is also a qualified and experienced integrative supervisor, yoga therapist and instructor, NLP Master Practitioner, Advanced EFT Practitioner and crystal therapist.

Eve runs feelbettereveryday.co.uk in Essex and via telephone and online. Her first book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care for Embodied Wellbeing was published in 2017.

Through her work as an integrative supervisor and in her role as Chair of BACP Coaching, Eve aims to help raise awareness of coaching and therapists who coach within BACP and beyond. She enjoys supporting people who want to extend their portfolios and practice creatively, ethically and effectively as integrative practitioners.

Carolyn Mumby - Chair-elect and Executive Specialist for Training

Carolyn has been involved with BACP Coaching for several years, running a London network group and delivering the PDD, 'An introduction to building a coaching approach.' Carolyn provides Executive Coaching in organisations and Personal Consultancy for individuals. She supervises coach-therapists and offers training and individual/group mentoring to counsellors who wish to become coaches. Carolyn is a qualified and experienced Gestalt Therapist, Executive coach, Personal Consultant, Trainer, Thinking Environment® facilitator, and MBTI® Assessor. She is a member of EMCC and AICTP. Carolyn writes about counselling and coaching and authored a chapter on working with young people in Personal Consultancy (Popovic and Jinks). www.carolynmumby.com

Gill Fennings-Monkman MBE

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. She was chair from 2014 to2017, having served on the Coaching Executive for the previous three years as Specialist for Diversity. She was awarded an MBE in 2010.

Michèle Down

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 Executive 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 ed. 2014) and author of The Shadow and the Counsellor (1999).

Sally Brown - Executive Specialist for Communication

Sally is our Executive Specialist for Communication. She has worked as a journalist for over 20 years, holding several senior editorial positions within the national press, including section editor of the Sunday Times, and is also the author of eight self-help books. She also works as an integrated counsellor and coach in private practice (www.therapythatworks.co.uk).