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

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.' carolynmumby.com

Sally Brown - Chair Elect

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. She is a member of the editorial board of Coaching at Work, and a Trustee of a counselling charity, Bedford Counselling and Training. sallybrowntherapy.com

Eve Menezes Cunningham - Past Chair

A member since BACP Coaching began in 2010, Eve joined BACP's Coaching Executive as Specialist for Communication in March 2014 and was Chair from January 2017 until November 2018. Eve qualified as a coach in 2004 and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Coaching. She is BACP and IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited. She is also a qualified and experienced integrative supervisor, yoga therapist and instructor, NLP Master Practitioner, Advanced EFT Practitioner and crystal therapist, and a health journalist. Her book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing was published by White Owl in 2017. selfcarecoaching.net

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. She 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. counselling-for-a-change.co.uk

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. micheledowndynamics.com

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 edition 2014) and author of The Shadow and the Counsellor (1999). steve-page-yorks.co.uk