We’re pleased to announce that Michael Golding has been appointed to the position of Deputy Chair of our Board of Governors.

Michael, who joined the Board at last year’s AGM after nearly three decades as a member, says it’s a privilege to be chosen and that he’s excited at the prospect of taking up his new post.

“I’m delighted to be appointed to the role of Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors of BACP,” he said.

“I’ve been a member of this organisation for almost 30 years and it’s a really exciting prospect to be able to play a part in the future development of both the BACP and our profession. 

“While these continue to be very difficult times, there’s also an opportunity to create a paradigm shift in the role that counsellors and psychotherapists play in supporting our communities and I see it as a privilege to be in a position to contribute to that change. 

“While I appreciate that I’m a relative newcomer to the Board, I hope I’ll be able to demonstrate that there are some real advantages in having me in this role.

“I’ll do my very best to support Natalie and all of my colleagues in continuing to develop the Board into a fully integrated and dynamic resource for the organisation.”

During Michael’s career, he’s worked at senior management level within the not-for-profit healthcare sector and continues to support NHS and other senior professionals as an executive coach.

He’s been a chief executive, board member, national advisor and has also established a private counselling and supervision practice in Essex.

Our Chair Natalie Bailey said: “I’m delighted to welcome Michael as our new Deputy Chair.

“Michael has been a BACP member for nearly 30 years, cares passionately about the Association and brings a wealth of skills, experience and expertise to the role.

“As we navigate our way through these challenging times, Michael’s support will be immensely valuable while we continue to drive the strategic direction of our Association and deliver on our objectives on behalf of our 58,000 members.”

Michael Golding

Michael Golding