Coaching events

Our network meetings provide an opportunity for BACP Coaching members to come together and share experiences, challenges, success stories and business ideas. All meetings are currently held online via Zoom.

We are keen to redevelop our network groups. If you'd like to discuss what is involved in leading a group, and what support is available from BACP, do get in touch with events@bacp.co.uk.

Forthcoming 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 karen@kslconsulting.org.uk or call 07939 175225.

Karen Ledger

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 jo.holmes@bacp.co.uk

Coaching for social change SIG​

Contributors and readers of our recent articles on coaching for social change will be coming together in January 2021 to explore this topic further. We'll be seeing how we can support and encourage each other, and other practitioners, to contribute to, and advocate for this growing movement.

If you're interested in getting involved, please contact Carolyn Mumby at coaching.chair@bacp.co.uk who is setting up the group initially. Our new BACP Coaching executive member, Val Watson will be taking over as group lead.

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 editorial@bacpcoaching.co.uk.

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 coaching.chair@bacp.co.uk.

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.