Montage of CPCAB logo and photographs of counselling studentsMontage of CPCAB logo and photographs of counselling studentsCPCAB, the only awarding body run by counsellors for counsellorsStudent Update

"Doctor, I feel like a bridge."

"What on earth's come over you?"

"So far two cars, a truck, and a coach."

The young client was very upset when she turned up for her regular session with the sexual counsellor.

‘Do you remember last week we agreed that it was OK for me to take the initiative in bed now and again?’ she sobbed. The counsellor nodded.

‘Well,’ she continued ‘last night I suggested that my husband should tie me up and do anything he liked. So he did!’ She sobbed some more.

‘And you didn’t care for what he did?’ the therapist gently questioned.

‘I certainly didn’t!’ the girl replied. ‘He tied me to the headboard and went to the pub with his mates!’

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Best wishes for the summer

Once again it’s been a year of changes in the world of counselling and counselling training. As we reach the end of the academic year some things are clearer now than they were a year ago - for example CPCAB’s qualifications have now all successfully been migrated to the QCF (the new credit-rated qualifications framework) and whilst the HPC’s decisions on regulating counselling have proved to be much more complex than originally anticipated, we are much nearer to a conclusion now and will, of course, share the news with you as soon as we hear it.

We send you best wishes for a happy and restful summer break.


Any ‘YouTweetFace-ers’ out there may be interested to know that CPCAB has a YouTube channel, together with accounts on both Twitter (for ‘tweeting’) and Facebook. We use these to share updates about what we're doing and working on (or else, in the case of YouTube, to show online some of the counselling-related videos we’ve produced).


New DVDs: coming soon

New DVDs coming soon

We will soon be releasing three brand new counselling DVDs, the titles of which are:

  • The Need to Belong
  • Ending Therapy
  • Experiencing Counselling

We'll publicise details of their content and pricing on our website very soon and you'll be able to purchase copies from our online shop. Keep an eye on our twitter and facebook updates too for further information.

Find a Counsellor

Our on-line ‘Find a Counsellor’ service continues to grow. If you are looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist, or wish to promote your counselling service to potential clients and/or employers, then visit: for more details.