[PDF] Ethical guidelines for researching counselling and psychotherapy

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Publication date:
01 July 2004


This guidance is designed to address two levels of ethical practice. Baseline issues that concern protecting public safety are indicated by the use of the imperatives, such as ‘must’ or ‘should’. Matters which are directed towards informing the practice of ethically conscientious practitioners working above a minimal level of safety are presented in a more educative voice in order to promote ethical mindfulness in all aspects of research.