Counselling and Psychotherapy Research (CPR) is an innovative international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to linking research with practice. Pluralist in orientation, the journal recognises the value of diverse frameworks and methods that inform counselling and psychotherapy practice. CPR is the research journal of BACP and is published by Wiley. 

The journal has expanded globally in recent years in terms of authorship contributions and readership. This expansion provides exciting opportunities for consolidating and widening our reach internationally. For this reason, we're inviting colleagues to join our enthusiastic and pluralistic editorial board, and we would especially welcome applicants from the regions of North America and Australasia. 

Term of office

Our editorial board normally consists of between six and 10 members. Members are normally appointed for a period of three years though may be re-appointed for a further period of three years. There are currently three opportunities, and we envisage an informal appointment process, although both the number and process may be reviewed, subject to interest.  


The editorial board is responsible for providing advice and strategic guidance to the Editor, and ensuring we meet high clinical, ethical and academic standards.  

Members should ideally have previous editorial/reviewer and academic experience within the discipline of counselling and psychotherapy. 

Individual members intermittently work on tasks such as:

  • developing proposals for new special issues or sections 
  • pursuing new topics 
  • on occasion, reviewing articles  

Time commitment

We hold two remote meetings in May and November.


There is no remuneration for this role, however, reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out the role will be reimbursed in line with BACP policies.

To apply

To express your interest or for further information - please write to the CPR Editor, Professor Panos Vostanis: 

The deadline for an expression of interest is Thursday 30 September 2021.