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BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

The BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists is a public record of therapists who have met our standards for registration.  These standards cover training, supervision, continuing professional development and a commitment to our Ethical Framework.

 The BACP Register was established in 2012 and was the first psychological therapists' register to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, an independent body accountable to Government.

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. 


Information for clients

If you are thinking about seeing a counsellor or therapist, you can find out more about what the Register means for you or check if a therapist is registered.

Our 'Ask Kathleen' service also provides information and guidance about what to do if you have any concerns about your therapy or therapist. 

Information for BACP members

From 31 March 2016, all practising members must join the Register.

Current MBACPs must register by this deadline, while Individual Members have 24 months to register from the date of joining this category.

Find out how to join the BACP Register.

Information for Registered Members

If you have already registered, find out about renewing your Registration and information related to your Registration.


If you have any questions about the Register or the registration process, please call us on 01455 883300 or email info@bacpregister.org.uk.