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Welcome to BACP Coaching  

BACP Coaching - a division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

BACP Coaching is the specialist Coaching Division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the largest professional body in Europe representing counselling and psychotherapy, with around 40,000 members. 

Coaching Division members are BACP members and therefore either counsellors or psychotherapists. From this starting point they have a range of perspectives on coaching - from those who simply have an interest in coaching to those who are now working almost exclusively as coaches. They might also be working to different models - from those who see coaching and counselling as completely distinct to those who see counselling and coaching as a spectrum being able to offer either to the client they are working with. 

BACP seeks to understand and foster coaching as it relates to its core activity of counselling and psychotherapy - something we would see as a strength given the huge advantage of our psychological training, backed up by BACP as a robust organisation that seeks at all times to strive for the highest ideals. 

BACP Coaching then seeks to promote ethical, effective and professional coaching for the well being and enhancement of individuals and organisations. From therapeutic foundations, our coaching members work right across the field of coaching practice, research and academia, including in the domains of personal / life, workplace / executive, education, social care and healthcare.  You can see our Mission and Aims here.

Policy Statements

Please click here to view our latest   doc file Policy Statements  

Current projects within BACP Coaching include:

  • Growing our regional and local networking events for BACP members interested in coaching. See "Network Group Meetings" page for details.
  • Exploring how coaching sits within the existing BACP Ethical Framework.
  • Taking part in National Discussions with other Coaching bodies.
More projects are going on behind the scenes - see the news page for up to date developments.

We have an online forum for the coaching division on www.linkedin.com.  Please note that this group is only for BACP members.

For read through our Join BACP Coaching page for more details of how to join the division. 

We welcome your suggestions and requests and if you would like to play an active role in building and shaping this division, please visit Opportunities to Get Involved 

 

Disclaimer

Publication on this website does not imply endorsement of BACP's view. Similarly, publication of advertisements on this website does not constitute endorsement by BACP.  The information contained in the material in this website is for information purposes only. The material on this website does not constitute advice and you should not rely on any material on this website to make (or refrain from making) any decision or take (or refrain from taking) any action. Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we do not give any warranty that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time at all.