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Guiding Principles

BACP Ethical Framework

All counsellors at CCF work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions regarding the confidential nature of the counselling process and other matters of ethics and practice. Copies of the Ethical Framework are available on request and can be downloaded here: BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions


All counsellors at CCF are are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  Our qualified counsellors are all registered with BACP and many are also individually accredited by BACP.  Our team of counsellors includes some counsellors who are still completing their training.

If your counsellor is still in training they will inform you of this at the first session. All trainees have completed a minimum of two years theoretical training prior to seeing clients and have been carefully selected for clinical training by a team of in-house and external qualified professionals.

We take care to ensure that clients are seen by the most appropriate person, so your intake assessment will be carried out by an experienced counsellor.

All counsellors are committed to continued in-service training and regular supervision.

Confidentiality and Privacy

Trust is an important part of the counselling process, enabling you to speak freely to your counsellor about your concerns and issues. Confidentiality for all clients is protected in line with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and confidentiality can be discussed at the assessment session with your intake assessor, and with your counsellor during counselling sessions. When processing personal information, CCF adheres to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and you can view or download a copy of the CCF Privacy Policy here: Privacy Statement – Client Nov 2021