Update 17 January 2022

We've now paused new applications for all our senior accreditation schemes while we review the schemes and their criteria. If you applied before the schemes were paused on 14 January 2022 and are awaiting your result, we'll still be processing your application as normal. You can read more about why we’re pausing the schemes in Review of senior accreditation schemes.

We have five senior accreditation schemes:

  • Practitioner - Counsellor or Psychotherapist
  • Practitioner - Counsellor or Psychotherapist for Children and Young People
  • Practitioner - Counsellor or Psychotherapist for Healthcare
  • Supervisor - of Individuals
  • Supervisor - of Groups

Benefits of senior accredited membership

All your existing member benefits plus:

  • use of the designatory letters 'MBACP (Snr Accred)'
  • a certificate of accreditation and a unique logo that you can use to promote your practice
  • professional recognition of your specialist expertise


As a BACP member, you agree to abide by our Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and our Professional Conduct ProcedureYou had to read and agree to these as part of your original membership application. 

You should also read our Membership policies and protocols

As a senior accredited member, you must agree to the terms and conditions of the BACP Register. You'll have to recommit to these every year when you renew your membership online.  


Membership subscriptions run for a year and are reviewed annually. 

If you’re receiving certain state benefits or have no personal income, you may be entitled to pay a reduced fee. You'll need to select this option when you renew online. See our Reduced fee policy.

If you're a UK tax payer, you may be eligible to claim tax relief on your membership fees.