Research grants and awards

Our research grants are offered to support high-quality and ethical research that contributes to the evidence base, and which is relevant to the fields of counselling, psychotherapy or coaching. We’re offering two grant types both aimed at supporting projects that align with BACP's organisational strategy and our over-arching research priority of client-focussed research. We also offer annual awards for outstanding research and new researchers. 

Annual Research Conference

For 27 years the BACP research conference has been a leading international event for researchers and practitioners. See the latest details and view our conference archive.

Research publications

We commission and publish a range of research documents for our members, other counselling professionals and the public. Listed by topic, these include systematic reviews, research reports, literature or evidence summaries and research guidelines.

Good research practice

A suite of member-only resources, including presentations, panel discussions and member experience interviews, to help you understand, undertake and use research to inform your practice.

Ethical guidelines for research in the counselling professions

We're committed to encouraging the best possible research for the benefit of our clients and the widening range of counselling professions, including coaching, mentoring and pastoral care. These guidelines aim to promote and inform good research practice and apply to any quantitative or qualitative research that falls within the Ethical Framework definition of ‘a systematic enquiry or experiment to advance knowledge’. 

EBSCO information services

Free access to the EBSCO research journal database and discovery service for BACP members.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal

Counselling and Psychotherapy Research (CPR) is an online journal which links research with real-life practice. It's aimed at practitioners who engage with and have an interest in research at lots of different levels, from the novice to the seasoned researcher.

Research noticeboard

Our members' noticeboard can help you find participants for your research study, or provide details of projects and surveys you might like to take part in.

Routine outcome measures

What is routine outcome monitoring or measurement, what are the benefits and which measures should you use?