What's included

We’re delighted to confirm our ‘Student event – bridging the gap’ will be returning in a hybrid format on Saturday 8 February 2025. The event will take place in London for in-person delegates and online for those wishing to join remotely. This event will support our student members to gain confidence when taking the step from trainee to fully qualified practitioner.

This is a popular and successful biennially flagship BACP event that has been in existence since 2012 supporting our student members and the wider profession.

It’ll include discussions around current challenges impacting the profession, equipping attendees with the knowledge and confidence to approach them in the future.  

There’ll be two keynote presentations, in addition to sixteen workshops across four strands. Each strand will focus on a different theme: ‘career pathways’, ‘practitioner experience’, ‘personal development’ and ‘out of your depth’.

There'll also be taster talks which provide valuable insights into how BACP can support you on your journey and throughout your career, as well as an exhibition highlighting products and services which may be beneficial.

The aims of the conference are to: 

  • support student members transitioning from training to qualification and career.
  • support networking opportunities and peer to peer support
  • raise awareness of the support BACP can provide student members and beyond as their membership body
  • provide enriching CPD opportunities which are relevant and timely
  • inspire delegates to take the next step on their journey into a career in counselling and psychotherapy

Included in your booking:

  • approximately 6 hours of CPD presentations
  • an on-demand service so you can catch up on the event recordings. View the content an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day for 3 months.
  • CPD certificate download
  • selected presentation slides
  • morning and afternoon refreshments - please note lunch is not included in this booking
  • opportunity to network with peers and colleagues and through the event app


A programme for this conference will be added at a later stage.

Key information

Join us on Saturday 8 February 2025.

This event will take place in London, venue tbc. 

Also included in your booking, catch up on the recordings from the event from Friday 14 February 2025 to Wednesday 14 May 2025.

Important information

The on-demand service will be human transcribed through a reviewed process to ensure accuracy.

There will only be morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch will not be provided as part of this booking.

Event sponsorship

To find out about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Josh Reed at josh.reed@bacp.co.uk.

Please see our sponsorship and exhibitions page for more details.