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We know that IAPT (that’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies!) can be a world of acronyms that leaves you feeling a bit confused, so we have put together a glossary of commonly used terms and other definitions to help you make sense of it all.

For general terms relating to mental health, written by young people for other young people, see the Anna Freud centre’s website.

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There are 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Provides accreditation for people who give CBT therapy (more about that later!) https://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx

BACP
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Provides accreditation for people working as counsellors. (Not to be confused with the above!) https://www.bacp.co.uk/