BACP is the largest and broadest body within the sector. Through its work BACP ensures that it meets its remit of public protection whilst also developing and informing its members. It’s work with large and small organisations within the sector ranges from advising schools on how to set up a counselling service, assisting the NHS on service provision, working with voluntary agencies and supporting independent practitioners. BACP participates in the development of counselling and psychotherapy at an international level.
The Association sets, promotes and maintains standards for the profession.
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PlusGuidance is an online platform for the provision of counselling in a secure, convenient and confidential way. The site has a directory of counsellors whose qualifications have been verified, and allows counsellors to offer therapy via video, audio, email or instant messaging.
It's Good To Talk is BACP's directory of qualified therapists and provides a useful tool for searching for a counsellor in your area. The site also offers lots of information about counselling and how it can help.
The BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists is a public record of therapists who have met BACP's standards for registration. These standards cover training, supervision, continuing professional development and a commitment to the BACP Ethical Framework. The main purpose of the Register is to protect the public. It provides reassurance to clients, employers and the general public that a registered therapist adheres to high standards of proficiency and good practice.
Counselling Directory offers a nationwide database of qualified counsellors, as well as a wealth of information about counselling, including fact sheets, expert articles and recent news.