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Our BACP membership

Our BACP membership

Place2Be is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

About the BACP

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional association for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. They exist to:

  • provide counselling training and educational opportunities for counsellors and psychotherapists throughout the UK
  • spread the word about the counselling profession's impact on people in society.

You can learn more about the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy work on the BACP website.


How we work with the BACP

As a charity that offers counselling training qualifications and one-to-one counselling to children in our partner schools, we are an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Maintaining good practice

To ensure we're working to the highest standard possible, as an organisational member we work under BACP's:

Our BACP-accredited counselling training

Our organisational membership to the BACP has also allowed us to provide our Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children in Schools as a BACP-accredited course.

BACP accreditation means our Postgraduate Diploma course is recognised as a high-quality counselling training course by training providers, employers and students.

Our school-based staff

Our school-based staff work in Place2Be's partner schools, delivering our in-school mental health support, which includes:

  • one-to-one counselling for struggling pupils
  • drop-in services where pupils can talk about their problems
  • support for parents and carers
  • staff consultations.

We require Place2Be staff working in our partner schools to be a member of an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy professional body. This requirement ensures we are providing services of the highest quality possible in our school communities.

Many of our school-based staff are BACP members, demonstrating they have completed and graduated from a counselling or psychotherapy core practitioner course.