One year on
It’s a year since the UK was first plunged into lockdown as COVID-19 cases and deaths spiralled.
Over the past 12 months, the pandemic and the restrictions put in place have touched every aspect of our lives – work, education, home-life and relationships. It’s impacted people’s mental health as well as their physical health. And hundreds of thousands of families have been left to grieve lost loved ones in the most difficult circumstances.
A National Day of Reflection is taking place today (March 23), launched by cancer charity Marie Curie to reflect on our collective loss, support those who've been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future. Our senior executives and some of our members share their own reflections on the impact of the past 12 months.
How my counselling business survived and thrived through COVID-19
Laura Knight reflects that COVID-19 was a catalyst for enhancing the services she offers to clients
Experiences around the COVID-19 pandemic
Ornella Bushell writes about counselling and coping during the past year
Our resilience has pulled us through
Rebecca Vivash says the last year has given us an opportunity to reassess our priorities
A year in lockdown in CYP
"What a year! What a challenge!" BACP's children and young people (CYP) ethics consultant and school counsellor Sarah Watson talks about her experiences of working through COVID. BACP Children, Young People and Families online, March 2021
A year in private practice
Jo Langston reports back on BACP's 'temperature check' survey of Private Practice divisional members and the work done to support you. Private Practice online, March 2021
A year in lockdown
Twelve months on, ethics consultant Stephen Hitchcock is now convinced of the 'real' benefits of online therapy
Tell us your story
What are your reflections on a year of lockdown? How has it changed you and your clients? What have you learned? What are your hopes for the future?
However the pandemic has affected you, we’d love to share your thoughts. If you’d like to contribute, please you get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blogs should be around 300 - 500 words and please include a short bio and picture.
You can still read all our member blogs from the most challenging of years in Blog and vlogs 2020.
Guidance and resources for members
Coronavirus: Advice for the public
Advice on seeing a therapist during the pandemic, plus tips, advice and coping strategies from our members to help you through these uncertain times
Blogs and vlogs 2021
News, views and updates from our staff, members and counselling clients