About our March issue

As therapists, we spend our working hours attending to our clients’ ails, but what is our role and responsibility when it comes to taking care of our ailing world? We all exist within a biopsychosocial context to which we are inextricably interconnected.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark reminder of this reality. But will it also prove to be a wake-up call? If the once denied but now patently real ‘magic money tree’ can manifest £2 trillion to bail the UK out of the current crisis, what value are we prepared to place on remedying the plight of planet earth – our one and only home? In this issue’s lead article, ‘A bold vision for a better world’, Petra Guggisberg Nocelli argues that the pandemic presents us with a choice to influence the global situation through our behaviour and actions. What choices are you prepared to make?

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John Daniel

John Daniel, Editor, Private Practice

About Private Practice

Alongside articles which highlight best practice and share cutting-edge thinking, Private Practice offers relevant, practical information and practitioners’ personal perspectives and experiences. It provides a space for personal and professional reflection, a forum for conversation and debate, and an opportunity to network, so helping to reduce the isolation which can be felt by those in private practice.


Private Practice is published in March, June, September and December.

If you're a member of BACP Private Practice 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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Previous issues

Members and subscribers can access online articles and pdfs of previous issues going back to 2011 from the journal archive.

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


If you would like to contribute to the journal, please contact the editor, John Daniel, at privatepractice.editorial@bacp.co.uk

I'd love to hear from you if you'd like to write an article, review a book, or submit a letter. Or if you have suggestions for what you would like us to cover in a future issue.

Articles should not exceed 2,500 words, inclusive of references. Please see our Author's guidelines


Private Practice is read by counsellors and psychotherapists working independently, either in private practice or for employee assistance programmes (EAPs) or agencies, in paid and voluntary positions.

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