The Professional Association of Biographical Counsellors was established in 2009. Its members work as Biographical Counsellors and Biography Workers in various settings in the UK and internationally. In addition, many PABC members are qualified counsellors and psychotherapists in therapeutic modalities other than Biographical Counselling, and are individually accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and/or UK Council for Psychotherapy UKCP) and other professional regulatory bodies.
It grew out of an increasing number of practicing Biographical Counsellors’ search for a professional body to which they could belong and through which they could meet the professional therapeutic world.
This body offers the dual opportunity for carrying Biographical Counselling as a BACP accredited counselling approach out into the professional psycho-therapeutic and counselling world on the one hand and on the other providing a large pool of resources for its members relating to issues of professional ethics, group supervision, research opportunities, networking and professional development.
Its purposes are: