Congratulations to everyone who submitted their application before the cut-off deadline or became accredited in 2023!

As the scheme is now closed for new applications until February 2024, we are currently only supporting people who have been deferred and would like support with re-submissions.

We will be re-launching our mentoring packages and library of new e-books in 2024 so be the first to know!

BACP Resubmission After Deferral

If you receive notice from the BACP that your application has been deferred, don’t panic! The feedback they send you will point you to exactly which sections you need to address, and most people going for resubmission are successful.

It’s important to understand what you need to do. Here are some helpful tips with re-submitting:

  • Don’t see this as a failure and beat yourself up. The accreditation process is complex and multi-faceted. Most likely you passed some bits you passed without any problems, and then some where you didn’t put in quite the right or enough information. That’s not failure, it just means you’ve been given another chance to focus on certain aspects of your practice and give some more detail.
  • For each section you have the full word allowance to write your resubmission. This means, for example, if you were deferred on 6.3 you have the full word allowance for Criterion 6 of 900 words. If you were deferred on 9.4 you have the full word allowance for Criterion 9 of 3000 words. You don’t have to use the full word allowance though and sometimes less is more, so look at what you need to address and then only write about that. 
  • The BACP says you can either edit your original submission & resend it, or write a new piece which provides the extra information they are looking for. We always advise writing a new piece as this is easier than editing and will mean you stick clearly to answering the points they raised in their feedback. 
  • Answer the points in their feedback. Don’t change other parts or add in anything extra, stick to answering only the points they have advised you to address.
  • You have six months to send in your resubmission. However, we advise that you make a start as soon as you can after you receive notice. You will know from the original process that it is very easy to procrastinate and put this off. Rather than sit & frighten yourself by worrying about the consequences if it doesn’t go through on resubmission, better to tackle it head on and get it done.

If you receive notice from the BACP that your application has been deferred, don’t panic! The feedback they send you will point you to exactly which sections you need to address, and most people going for resubmission are successful.

It’s important to understand what you need to do. Here are some helpful tips with re-submitting:

  • Don’t see this as a failure and beat yourself up. The accreditation process is complex and multi-faceted. Most likely you passed some bits you passed without any problems, and then some where you didn’t put in quite the right or enough information. That’s not failure, it just means you’ve been given another chance to focus on certain aspects of your practice and give some more detail.
  • For each section you have the full word allowance to write your resubmission. This means, for example, if you were deferred on 6.3 you have the full word allowance for Criterion 6 of 900 words. If you were deferred on 9.4 you have the full word allowance for Criterion 9 of 3000 words. You don’t have to use the full word allowance though and sometimes less is more, so look at what you need to address and then only write about that. 
  • The BACP says you can either edit your original submission & resend it, or write a new piece which provides the extra information they are looking for. We always advise writing a new piece as this is easier than editing and will mean you stick clearly to answering the points they raised in their feedback. 
  • Answer the points in their feedback. Don’t change other parts or add in anything extra, stick to answering only the points they have advised you to address.
  • You have six months to send in your resubmission. However, we advise that you make a start as soon as you can after you receive notice. You will know from the original process that it is very easy to procrastinate and put this off. Rather than sit & frighten yourself by worrying about the consequences if it doesn’t go through on resubmission, better to tackle it head on and get it done.

Support with Resubmission

We offer a resubmission mentoring service to support you with providing the right information based on your feedback from BACP and give guidance on your resubmission.  This can be done in a 1:1 zoom call or by email feedback only, depending on how many areas you have to address.

We have e-books available for each of the 4 criteria which give guidance on what the questions are asking for and information you might want to include. If you have been deferred on Criterion 8 there is a good chance you were deferred on Criterion 9 too so there is a combined guide for these two.

 Fee £100 – £200 depending on which sections require the work and whether we book 1:1 time to discuss. Please contact info@myprivatepractice.co.uk to discuss your individual needs.

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If you would like help with a deferral re-submission please feel free to get in touch to see how we can help you get the result you want.

Ethics & Honesty

Our support service is fully in line with BACP guidance and their honesty policy. The accreditation submission is your work, written about your practice, in your own words. You will not be told what to write, given templates to work to or be offered any text to include. It is not in your best interests to accept any support which goes against the BACP guidance:

We ask that all your work in your application is your own unless you have fully acknowledged and referenced this. We take collusion and plagiarism very seriously and we monitor applications to ensure this does not happen. We know that colleagues and friends will work together on applications and we do encourage this, however, sharing of work, copying or working to templates is outside both the spirit and the application of the Ethical Framework.BACP Accreditation Application Guide

Our service is not endorsed by the BACP or any other organisation or group so the support you receive falls under mentoring where colleagues can work together. 

Alex Pledger passed her Accreditation and Senior Accreditation with BACP first time. She has a degree in English Language and a high standard of academic knowledge, as well as therapeutic skills to support you with confidence-based or emotional obstacles that may come up. Her role is to help you work out what you want to write about, and to express yourself clearly and concisely to meet the reflective criteria.

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