We’re committed to developing the highest standards of proficiency and ethical practice within the counselling professions. And we’re passionate about advocating the role, relevance and value of counselling to the public, employers and commissioners.

If you share these values, we’d be delighted to welcome you as a member. You’ll be joining over 50,000 other counselling and psychotherapy practitioners and organisations in helping to raise standards, promote public safety and make our professional voice heard.

There are two ways you can join us:

Individual member

If you're a qualified practitioner, you can join us as an individual member. Find out about if you're eligible and how to apply.

Student member

If you're currently taking a counselling or psychotherapy course, you can join us as a student member. Find out if you're eligible and how to apply.

Benefits of membership

As a new BACP member you'll get: