About our June issue

Our summer issue is bright and beautiful and bursting with brilliant articles to read as you enjoy the long-awaited sunshine and warmer weather. It strikes a balance between personal reflections, based on real-life experiences of providing psychotherapy from a range of modalities, as well as news, reviews and the latest research findings from child and adolescent counselling.

Two of our regular columnists discuss negative feelings towards clients and saying the difficult things in supervision, while the third talks about hope. I’ve noticed these themes – hopefulness and challenge – running through the issue, which feels fitting as we await the latest Government update on the easing of restrictions and keep an eye on the struggle between COVID-19 variants and vaccinations.

Do get in touch if you would like to contribute to our journal or share your thoughts on anything in this issue.

Jeanine Connor, Editor, cypf.editorial@bacp.co.uk

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Jeanine Connor

About BACP Children, Young People and Families

BACP Children, Young People and Families covers up-to-the-minute thinking, research and best practice in the sector, accounts of projects in the field and contributions from regular columnists.


BACP Children, Young People and Families is published in March, June, September and December.

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To discuss potential contributions, please contact the editor, Jeanine Connor, at cypf.editorial@bacp.co.uk.

Articles can be between 1,200 to 2,500 words, inclusive of references. Please see our Author's guidelines.


BACP Children, Young People and Families is read by counsellors and psychotherapists in schools, CAMHS, youth agencies and private practice. Its readership also includes those concerned with the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people, such as teachers, support officers, education welfare officers and youth community workers.

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