BCPC is a long-standing provider of accredited trainings in the South West. In 2015 we moved to Trim Bridge after successful purchase and renovation of the building previously owned by the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases, opposite the Bath Mineral Hospital. BCPC was among the first humanistic therapy trainings to be set up in the Southwest and was founded in 1984. BCPCs founders were involved in the establishment of UKCP as a National regulatory body for the profession of psychotherapy.
Our training is of a Humanistic and Integrative approach. The Humanistic traditions honour and believes in the full potential and integrity of all people. These approaches (especially as pioneered by Carl Rogers) emphasise authentic experience, attention to mind, body and spirit, and a real relationship between client and counsellor/psychotherapist. “Integrative” indicates that at BCPC we bring in other perspectives that are congruent with our humanistic stance. We include various psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theorists in order to give attention to the ways in which early childhood experiences shape each person. These approaches help towards an understanding of how human beings become who they are, and how trauma and deprivation can affect us. Intersubjective perspectives also emphasise how the relationship between practitioner and client can provide a context to explore early experiences and discover new ways of relating. You can read more about BCPC's Core Values here.