BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy. It is also a key reference point for anyone seeking information on counselling and psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy:
- can help you to find information on counselling
- help you to locate a therapist in your area, using the Find a Therapist Directory. All professional therapists listed are qualified and regulated by the BACP.
- is an accrediting body that sets out the standards and codes of conduct for counsellors and psychotherapists to adhere to.
- arranges training, events and workshops for therapists
- produces and circulates a wide range of professional publications which are available for purchase online
- commissions research to ensure that the industry is up to date and informed
If counsellors are accredited by the BACP it means they have completed a certain amount of training and practice under supervision of the BACP. Some counsellors are members but not yet accredited which simply means they are working towards their accreditation.
The page was last updated on 15 April 2015