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British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The BACP is the professional association to represent counsellors and psychotherapists. They provide information on where to find therapists in your area. They promote research and education and offer training and information.
Address:
BACP House, 15 St John's Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4HB
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
01455 883300
Fax:
01455 550243
Opening times:
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sector:
Statutory

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