Counselling Psychology Review

Counselling Psychology Review is the Division of Counselling Psychology’s quarterly peer-reviewed research publication, bringing together high quality research pertinent to the work of counselling psychologists.

It primarily focuses upon work being undertaken in the UK but it is also likely to be of interest to international colleagues and those in related therapeutic disciplines. The content is pluralist in nature, with its focus being on excellent work rather than methodological or paradigmatic preference, and submissions are invited in the following areas:

  • papers reporting original empirical investigations (qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods);
  • case studies, provided these are presented within a research frame;
  • theoretical papers, provided that these provide original insights that are rigorously based in the empirical and/or theoretical literature;
  • systematic review articles;
  • methodological papers related to the work of counselling psychologists.

For more information about the peer review process for this publication please contact the Editor.

Scheduled publication frequency:

Four issues a year (March, June, September and December)


Editor: Dr Christina Richards
Associate Editor: Dr Helen Nicholas
Associate Editor: Dr Manpreet Dhuffar

Information for contributors

1. Length:
Papers should normally be no more than 5,000 words (including abstract, reference list, tables and figures).

2. Manuscript requirements:

  • The separate cover page should be completed. Contact details will be published if the paper is accepted.
  • Apart from the cover page, the document should be free of information identifying the author(s).
  • Authors should follow the Society’s guidelines for the use of non-sexist language and all references must be presented in the Society’s style, which is similar to APA style. For an electronic copy of the Society’s Style Guide, go to the Publications page of and then click on Policy and guidelines/General guidelines and policy documents and choose Society Editorial Style Guide from the list of documents).
  • A structured abstract of up to 250 words should be included with the headings: Background/Aims/Objectives, Methodology/Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion/Conclusions. Review articles should use these headings: Purpose, Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion/Conclusions.
  • Approximately five keywords should be provided for each paper.
  • Authors are responsible for acquiring written permission to publish lengthy quotations, illustrations, etc., for which they do not own copyright.
  • Graphs, diagrams, etc., must have titles -these should not be part of the image.
  • Submissions should be sent as email attachments. Word document attachments should be saved under an abbreviated title of your submission. Include no author names in the title. Please add ‘CPR Submission’ in the email subject bar. Please expect an email acknowledgment of your submission.
  • Please make all changes after review using Track Changes and return them to the Editor.


Editor: Dr Christina Richards
Email: [email protected]

Associate Editor: Dr Helen Nicholas
Email: [email protected]

Associate Editor: Dr Manpreet Dhuffar
Email[email protected] 

Single issues and subscriptions

Counselling Psychology Review may be purchased via the BPS online Shop and is also available on several of EBSCO’s databases which your institution may have access to: Academic Search Alumni Edition,  Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Ultimate, and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

BPS members also have free access via the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection accessed from the the BPS website here (you will need to sign into the BPS website first).

For hard copy subscription please contact Commercial Sales at [email protected], please quote full title of the publication you want to subscribe to, in this case Counselling Psychology Review. Please then tell them your name and details of the billing and delivery address. 
If you would like to telephone the number is 0116 252 9551 and a member of the sales team will be happy to process your order. 

All our prices include delivery to your door. Please note all subscriptions must be pre-paid. 

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online. For members of the Division of Counselling Psychology you can download the Counselling Psychology Review for free.

Further information

ISSN: 0269-6975

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