Attitudes to therapy

In 2010, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) carried out some research to find out more about people’s attitudes towards counselling and psychotherapy.

Some of the key findings included:

  • 95% thought that it’s a good idea to seek counselling or psychotherapy for a problem before it gets out of hand
  • 91% thought that it was more acceptable to talk about emotional problems than it was in the past
  • 88% thought that people might be happier if they talked to a counsellor or psychotherapist about their problems

Read more about the key findings of the BACP’s research (PDF, 906kb).