Coaching events

Special interest groups

Our special interest groups (SIGs) give members opportunities to work together to grow your practice in the areas that matter to you. 

Supervisors of dual trained practitioners SIG

This SIG was launched in January 2020 in response to the need for dual-trained coach-therapists to be able to access appropriate dual-trained supervisors. As part of BACP Coaching's Strategic Plan, it will be developing a best practice guidance document for the supervision of therapists who coach, in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

The group is led by Karen Ledger, an executive coach and BACP Coaching executive member with specific responsibility for supervision. Karen can be reached at or call 07939 175225.

Coaching young people SIG

This group arose from collaborative discussions between Carolyn Mumby and Jo Holmes, BACP lead for children, young people and families, because we see the importance of working with other divisions to explore the relevance of coaching in their area of work. Chaired by Nicola Rickaby, it's a friendly, enthusiastic group sharing good practice, raising questions and discussing issues around coaching young people. We're also producing articles for Coaching Today and Counselling Children Young People and Families journals. 

The group includes experienced counsellors and coaches and those just starting out in one or other profession. If you’re interested in being part of this group, please contact Jo at

Coaching for social change SIG​

The Coaching for Social Impact group has been busy over the last year. We've published further practitioner articles in Coaching Today and the gathering momentum has led to the organisation of an online conference - Coaching for social impact and change - on 23 March.

This is a great opportunity hear from practitioners about the work they're doing to support individual and community empowerment in a wide range of settings, inspiring people and offering tools for positive change.

The conference will also see the launch of a summary report presenting case studies, some current thinking and practice issues. All participants will be invited to share ideas, discuss and debate current questions and challenges related to this area of coaching work. We hope it will inspire you to get active and creative in the ways you can offer coaching aimed at facilitating social change.

If you'e interested in getting involved, please contact Val Watson, CSI group lead at or connect with us on our new group on LinkedIn - Coaching for Social Impact

Opportunities for members

BACP Coaching thrives on active involvement from members and we're keen to encourage you all to get involved and maximise the benefits of your membership. We're open to exploring all possibilities that draw on the experience, skills, and enthusiasm of our vibrant membership, but here are some current opportunities:

Contribute to our journal

Our quarterly journal Coaching Today provides a platform for education, debate and sharing of best practice for those working in the diverse field of coaching. If you’d like to contribute an article, review a book or be featured in our “meet the member” or “In Practice” features, contact the editor, Diane Parker, at

We also seek to highlight coaching to the wider BACP membership through articles in Therapy Today.

Get involved in research

We're keen to develop research into coach-therapy. If you have an idea or experience that could help, do get in touch with Carolyn Mumby on

Present at a CPD event

We hold regular professional development days throughout the year and invite members to submit proposals for presentations. Invitations to submit are sent directly to members. Whether you are experienced or just establishing yourself as a speaker, we encourage you to apply.