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Welcome to the website for the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

In 2013 the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists became the first psychological therapists' register to be accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. You can read more about the scheme here.


The scheme means that, for the first time, members of the public can choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

The primary purpose of the BACP Register is protection of the public. It may be that you have some questions about this important development and what it might mean if you are thinking of seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist.  You can find more information here. BACP Register also has a service called 'Ask Kathleen', which provides information and guidance about what to do if you have concerns. You can access frequently asked questions and  a video that tells you more about 'Ask Kathleen' here.

 A flyer has been produced giving brief details of the Register and the 'Ask Kathleen' service, which can also be downloaded for you to use in your information as part of contracting with your clients pdf file Ask Kathleen Flyer

If you are a practitioner and have questions about the Register, please contact 01455 883300 or info@bacpregister.org.uk.

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