About our July issue

As counsellors and psychotherapists, we often focus on the internal world. But what about the external world? Surely our mental health – and that of our clients – is affected by what’s happening on the outside as much as the inside. The article on money and mental health presents evidence of a link between psychological difficulties and financial problems. Maybe we should think about signposting some of our clients to resources to help them to manage their finances?

We also consider in this issue the impact of old age on mental health. In a moving extract from a book on counselling older people, we find out whether therapy can help an elderly man with dementia to hold onto his identity.

If you work in the NHS, you might have come across SNOMED-CT, a consistent clinical vocabulary. An article in this issue discusses the pros and cons of a common healthcare language.

Many of us are struggling to find meaning and purpose in the pandemic, which puts us in a similar position to some of our clients. One psychotherapist offers his own reflections.

Naomi Caine

Naomi Caine, Editor, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal 

About Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal aims to keep healthcare practitioners up to date with topical and therapeutic developments in the sector, providing a forum for communication and learning. Insightful and informed features from practitioners working in the field bring up-to-the-minute thinking, opinion and best practice, alongside relevant news, research and training.


Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal is published in January, April, July and October.

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If you would like to submit an article to Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy journal, please contact the editor, Naomi Caine, at hcpj.editorial@bacp.co.uk. You might also want to look at the Author's guidelines.


Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal is read by counsellors and psychotherapists of all modalities working in healthcare, whether for an NHS service or a third sector organisation funded by the NHS.

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