The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the public.

We have over 40,000 members, who are counsellors and/or psychotherapists, working within a range of settings, including the NHS, schools and universities, workplaces and private practice, as well as third sector environments including voluntary, community and pastoral settings. All of our members work to BACP standards set out in the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

We believe it is important that people understand what counselling and psychotherapy is about and what they should expect from the process of therapy. Raising awareness among society is therefore an essential aim for the organisation.

This website has been designed by BACP to help people find out more about counselling and psychotherapy, especially those who are considering therapy as an option for themselves or someone else, or for clients who are already involved in therapy.

If you would like to offer feedback on your experience of the website, or have ideas for future development, please make use of the feedback form provided.