Counselling Psychology Review

The Counselling Psychology Review is the Division of Counselling Psychology’s 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. 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 and are accompanied by a formal literature review;
  • Systematic review articles;
  • Methodological papers relating to the work of counselling psychologists. For more information about the peer review process contact [email protected]

Doctoral Student Submissions

Doctoral student submissions of a high standard are also welcome

However if you are unfamiliar with writing for publication please ask an experienced academic colleague – perhaps a supervisor – to edit your paper prior to submission.

This is because work submitted to a learned publication is very different to work for pedagogical purposes.

Scheduled publication frequency:

  • Two issues a year (June and December)


  • Dr Gina Di Malta

ISSN: 0269-6975

As the original copyright holder you retain various rights to your work even after you assign copyright to the society.


Papers must be no more than 5,000 words (including abstract, reference list, tables and figures).

Please note that while some authors prefer greater word length for qualitative publications The Counselling Psychology Review is unable to grant this.

Manuscript requirements:
  • Download and complete the cover page. 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 inclusive language and all references must be presented in the society’s style, which is similar to APA style.

  • A structured abstract of up to 250 words should be included as detailed in the Cover Page. Please ensure that title and abstract are included on both the manuscript document and the cover sheet.

  • 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 which must not be part of the image.

  • The Counselling Psychology Review is published in black and white A5 size. Images must be readable in this format.

  • Submissions should be sent as email attachments. Please ensure all relevant documents are attached to the same email. 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-in-Chief.

Ethics and malpractice

CPR encourages the best standards of publication ethics and takes all measures against publication malpractices.

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    Submissions and enquiries should be emailed to [email protected]

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