About our January issue

The January issue reflects on some of the changes brought about by the pandemic, but it also looks forward with hope.

For example, we explore the treatment of obesity. Is there a compassionate response to obesity that doesn't ignore the health implications, but also doesn't fat-shame clients who struggle with their weight?

We present research on the psychological impact of the pandemic on frontline health workers and mental health professionals. Hopefully, it will encourage those of us in the helping professions to recognise and prioritise the need self-care.

Many of our clients come to therapy because they hope to change. We meet a psychologist who has identified a series of ‘mind switches’ that could make change more likely and we talk to a CBT therapist who also practises hypnotherapy.

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.

If you're a member of BACP Healthcare division, you'll receive a printed copy of the journal and access to the online archive as part of your divisional membership fee.

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If you're not a BACP member, you can subscribe to the journal by clicking on the log in to purchase link at the top of the page and creating an account. You'll receive a printed copy and access to the online archive.

Previous issues

Members and subscribers can access online articles and pdfs of previous issues going back to 2011 from the Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal archive.

You can also search for articles using the articles and guidance search in the top menu bar.


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.

To book an advertisement in Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy journal or to discuss advertising opportunities, please contact: 

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