Therapy Today is the UK's leading magazine for counselling and psychotherapy professionals. It offers readers insight into a broad range of therapy-related subjects; up-to-date thinking in the field; current research developments and topical national and international news.
We welcome articles offering new perspectives on current thinking; debate on practical or professional issues; theory discussions; shared experience and best practice.
Articles selected for publication are likely to be:
• Original, insightful and authoritative
• Of genuine interest to the majority of practitioners, or a sizeable group
• Well-written using clear, non-technical language
• Backed up by any available research
Therapy Today features articles from counsellors and psychotherapists, supervisors, students, managers, researchers and policy makers. We are looking for pieces that inform, challenge and inspire the reader.
Article construct - some advice
Before you start, have a clear idea of the concepts and information you want to convey and why they matter. Consider the audience - circa 30,000 therapists at various stages of experience and learning, including trainees. Articles need to capture their interest and be relevant to a range of practitioners.
If you are writing about research, please do not write an academic essay - convert your introduction, method, results and conclusions into a narrative format and pay particular attention to the opening paragraphs of your article, to engage the reader. If you are wondering how to bring your article to life, you may wish to include brief case studies, graphs or charts to illustrate it.
Word count - articles should not exceed 2,200 words without references, or 2,500 with references.
References - should be provided in Vancouver style. This means that references are numbered in the text in the order in which they appear. They are then collected together in numerical order at the end of the article. Numbers appear in the text in superscript.
Case studies - they make interesting and valuable reading. However, authors submitting a case study within their article are required to sign a statement that the client is not now recognisable from the text and that the client's informed consent has been given.
Copyright - the author is responsible for obtaining permission to use written or visual material from a third party and must provide evidence that this has been obtained.
Copyright for the article is retained by BACP unless otherwise agreed with the Editor.
Author statement - the author should confirm that the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere, or been accepted by any other publication, and send a declaration that the article is their own work. Please include no more than 50 words of biographical information including current work, relevant qualifications, research interests etc, and confirm if you would like your email address published.
How to submit an article
Please email, where possible, Word attachments to The Editor,
Alternatively, send a hard copy and disk to The Editor, Therapy Today, BACP, BACP House, 15 St. John's Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4HB.
Please include with your submission your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address, if available.
Supervision and groupwork articles
We regularly publish articles on supervison and groupwork. Contact Samantha Tarren and Linda Watkinson, Associate Editors for groupwork email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org and Bernice Sorensen for supervision email@example.com if you would like to contribute.
You can expect to receive confirmation that your article has arrived. We will let you know if your article is not suitable for publication.
If your article is accepted
Therapy Today is published 10 times a year (excluding January and August), and if your article is accepted, it may be held for publication in a specific themed/relevant issue. If you wish to see a proof of your article, please request these when we send you acceptance. You can expect your article to be edited as part of the process to prepare it for publication.
Thank you for your interest in writing for Therapy Today. We hope to hear from you soon.
The Therapy Today team comprises of:
Sarah Browne, Editor
Catherine Jackson, Deputy Editor
Judy Stafford, PA to Editor
Laura Hogan, Production Co-ordinator
Niki Lawrence, Therapy Today.net Co-ordinator
If you would like to be considered for the book reviewer panel, email your areas of expertise and interest to Catherine Jackson, Deputy Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome news stories that are of genuine interest and relevance to counsellors and psychotherapists. We do not have a team of reporters to follow up leads and so request that press releases, news ideas, stories, research or statistics are sent to email@example.com
NB: We do not publish news items about appointments, new services, products or events.
Letters for publication
To submit a letter, email firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to The Editor, Therapy Today, BACP, BACP House, 15 St. John's Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4HB. Letters not published in Therapy Today may be published online at www.therapytoday.net subject to editorial discretion.
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