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.

Next issue

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

The next issue is published on 15 March 2018 and will feature:

  • what it means to be 'authentic' from a range of therapeutic perspectives
  • what therapists need to know when working with intersex clients
  • the importance of endings in therapy
  • ways in which a therapist's own body image might impact on client work
  • the challenges of maintaining confidentiality in private practice
  • working with gender, sexuality and different relationship structures
  • what your clients say about you

Previous issues

Members of BACP Private Practice and subscribers can access previous issues from the Private Practice archive.


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


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