BACP - Our Mission
Enable access to ethical and effective psychological therapy by setting and monitoring of standards
BACP - Our Vision
Towards an emotionally healthy society
BACP is established:
i. to promote and provide education and training for counsellors and/or psychotherapists working in either professional or voluntary settings, whether full or part time with a view to raising the standards of counselling and/or psychotherapy for the benefit of the community and in particular for those who are the recipients of counselling and/or psychotherapy; and
ii. to advance the education of the public in the part that counselling and/or psychotherapy can play generally and in particular to meet the needs of those members of society where development and participation in society is impaired by mental, physical or social handicap or disability.
The income and property of the Association is used for the promotion of the aims and objectives summarised here. Importantly for our members and the general public, BACP is a Registered Charity, legally recognised as established and existing for charitable purposes only. This means that the funds raised do not profit the Association, its employees or trustees - they are used to achieve the objectives above, developing the Association for the benefit of its members and the community it serves.