Division of Counselling Psychology


Message from Dr Maureen McIntosh, Division of Counselling Psychology Chair 

Welcome to the DCoP website. I am both pleased and proud to be the DCoP Chair and represent the views of members of the Division of Counselling Psychologists. In the next few months, I will be working with the committee to define then deliver this year's strategy which we will choose to reflect the views of members and also to be in line with the 5 year plan of the whole BPS. I have written a letter to introduce myself to members and also outline some of the current issues and recent activities. 

Since becoming Chair, members have been in touch about a variety of issues concerning race, social justice, inequality and employment discrimination. I would like to encourage you to also get involved to help us work towards our goals and welcome feedback and ideas from the membership as we grow stronger and become more visible as a professional group. You can contact me on [email protected]


Welcome to the Division of Counselling Psychology website. 

The Division of Counselling Psychology promotes the professional interests of Counselling Psychologists across the UK. We support our members by providing training and advice, by holding regular events and by keeping members up to date with the latest divisional news. The Division works closely with other practitioner and academic psychologists. 

Members can sign in to access publications, guidelines, and further networking opportunities. 

As the Division and its membership continue to grow, we reviewed our mission, values and vision in tandem with planning strategically for the next three years. 

Our mission

To advance the profession of Counselling Psychology in promoting the well-being of our diverse society.

Our values

Work ethically and effectively.
Be reflective scientist-practitioners.
Work creatively, compassionately and collaboratively.

Our vision

We the Division of Counselling Psychology will commit to:
Meeting the psychological needs of people.
Equality of access to resources, research, education and training.
Fairness, equality and social justice.
Leading and influencing the design and delivery of innovative policies and services.

The Division will be reporting back on the Strategic Plan 2017-2019. Please check back for the document, which we will also launch on our social media platforms and E-Newsletter. 

We are updating the layout of this website and will also be bringing you more information on the current initiatives of the Division. Please bear with us if something seems out of place on the website as we make these changes. 



Division of Counselling Psychology 2017-2019 Strategy:

"The Executive committee met for a two day strategy meeting [15th & 16th Sept 2017] and we were committed to producing a 3 year strategy that would invigorate the whole membership. I think I can speak for the committee in saying it was a busy two days and we worked extremely hard. We hope to share the results of our strategy with you shortly and we plan to produce a booklet setting out our objectives."




We are currently developing the website to bring you more content. Please bear with us if some information appears out of place!