These resources aim to help members and others working within the counselling professions to develop good practice.

Using these resources

BACP members have a contractual commitment to work in accordance with the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. These resources are not contractually binding, but are intended to support practice by providing general information on particular fields of work in the context of the core ethical principles, values and personal moral qualities that we promote.

Specific issues in practice will vary depending on clients, particular models of working, the context of the work and the kind of therapeutic intervention provided. As specific issues arising from work with clients are often complex, we always recommend discussing practice dilemmas with a line manager or supervisor, or consulting a suitably qualified and experienced legal or other relevant professional.