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Counselling Psychology Review

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;
  • systematic review articles;
  • methodological papers related to the work of counselling psychologists.

For more information about the peer review process contact [email protected]

Scheduled publication frequency:

  • Two issues a year (June and December)


  • Professor Christina Richards

Associate Editors

  • Dr Jess Gran
  • Dr Michael Beattie

1. Length:

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

2. 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 non-sexist 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 with the headings: Background/Aims/Objectives, Methodology/Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion/Conclusions. Review articles should use these headings: Purpose, Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion/Conclusions.

  • 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 -these should not be part of the image.

  • Submissions should be sent as email attachments. Word document attachments should be saved under an abbreviated title of your submission. Include no author names in the title. 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.

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

Counselling Psychology Review may be purchased via the BPS online Shop and is also available on several of EBSCO’s databases which your institution may have access to:

BPS members also have free access via the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection which can be accessed accessed from psychsource.bps.org.uk (you will need to be signed in).

For hard copy subscription please contact Commercial Sales at [email protected]

Please quote full title of the publication you want to subscribe to, in this case Counselling Psychology Review and be sure to include your name and details of the billing and delivery address. 

If you would like to telephone the number is 0116 252 9551 and a member of the sales team will be happy to process your order. 

All our prices include delivery to your door. Please note all subscriptions must be pre-paid. 

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online.

Members of the Division of Counselling Psychology can download the Counselling Psychology Review for free.


  • Professor Christina Richards

Associate Editors

  • Dr Jess Gran
  • Dr Michael Beattie

Submissions and enquiries should be emailed to [email protected]

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For advice regarding issues of ethics or malpractice please contact our editorial team via the email addresses provided below:

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