In this brief blog, we will discuss MBACP and how to become an MBACP.

What is MBACP?

MBACP stands for members of the  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

The BACP is a group for professional counsellors in the UK.

MBACP get recognition from the UK counsellor community as being a member of the BACP offer benefits such as:

  • Accreditation
  • professional development
  • expert guidance
  • networking opportunities
  • other membership benefits.

To become an MBACP you will need to pay a fee. The fees will differ depending on what type of MBACP you want.

MBACP isn’t just for individuals as organisations are also MBACP’s.

What does Mbacp mean?

MBACP stands for Members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

What is Mbacp Accred?

The British Association of Counselling Professionals accreditation scheme is am accreditation which is used to recognise those counsellors who have shown a high level of understanding, expertise, knowledge, experience and development in counselling. The BACP accreditation is well known in the UK. Getting a BACP accreditation will help you when looking to get clients as a therapist.

How do you become a member of BACP?

To become a member of the British Association of counselling professionals you should look to get a better understanding of what sort of membership you may want and visit the BACP website. The different tiers o membership will differ in cost based on what you are after.

The different tiers of membership (MBACP) will also have different requirements which you will need to satisfy before you can become an MBACP under that tier.

The different tiers MBACP are listed on the BACP website as per below.

Student member

Student membership is open to those currently taking a counselling or psychotherapy practitioner training course. Your course must include at least one year’s full time or two years’ part time face to face classroom-based tuition, and an integral, supervised placement of at least 100 client hours.

Individual member

Individual membership is for practising counsellors and psychotherapists who have successfully completed a counselling or psychotherapy practitioner training course that meets our criteria. Individual members have up to 24 months to progress to registered membership.

Registered member (MBACP)

Registered membership is our main category for practising members and represents the minimum standards that a client should expect from a therapist. To become a registered member you must have graduated from a BACP accredited course or passed our Certificate of Proficiency.

Accredited member (MBACP – Accred)

Accreditation is a quality status for experienced practitioners who can demonstrate high standards of competent and ethical practice. Becoming an accredited member involves a detailed application and assessment process that takes several months to complete.

Senior accredited member (MBACP – Snr Accred)

Senior accreditation recognises a practitioner’s experience, accomplishment and development within their specialist area. We currently have five senior accreditation schemes for individual practitioners and supervisors.

Retired member

If you are no longer practising but want to stay in touch with your profession and benefit from our services, you can transfer to the retired member category. Retired membership is open to members who are taking a long career break as well as those retiring from practice.

Organisational member

Organisational membership is for organisations providing counselling or psychotherapy services to clients, or those offering services or training to therapists. It demonstrates your commitment to ensuring quality, raising standards and protecting the public. “

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option. Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run programme may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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