The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018 came into effect on 1 July 2018. It followed a comprehensive review of the 2016 version to incorporate member feedback, enquiries and new legislation.

Tim Bond, ethics consultant to BACP's Ethics and Good Practice Steering Committee, talks about the latest version and answers members' questions. Professor Bond is a Fellow of BACP and a specialist in professional ethics for psychological therapies and other roles.

Introduction and background

Video transcripts (open in a new window)


How does BACP research new developments for the Ethical Framework?

How are clients' experiences and opinions taken into account?

How can I give feedback that will influence the next version of the Ethical Framework?