CaPPP is a networking organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice in the south west of England.  Being a member of CaPPP enables practitioners to meet other practitioners, to share thoughts about their work and to feel connected with people doing similar work.

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A very important date for your diary our 2024 Annual Gathering will be on Saturday 19th October

Our Annual Gathering is a free, all-day event especially for CaPPP members. This year it will be held at the Penny Brohn Centre in Pill, Bristol. The theme for the day and facilitator will be announced via capppchat.

CaPPP-uccino coffee, cake and community in Bristol, Bath, and other local centres

We now hold regular Saturday morning CaPPP-uccino get togethers in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas. We hope you will join us for coffee, tea and cake and get a chance to meet fellow CaPPP members in this social and welcoming space. The morning will last around two hours, and will be held in person. To start with there will be at least one member of the CaPPP committee there to meet you, but we’d love you to organise and post your own meet-ups and get-togethers on capppchat.

Why join?

Private practice can sometimes be a lonely occupation. CaPPP members are able to network via CaPPPchat an email service which enables you to communicate with over 600 CaPPP members, to ask for or share professional information.

We organise in person CaPPP-uccino meetings and online Open Space meetings to explore shared professional concerns and interests. We offer a programme of continuing professional development workshops which aim to provide stimulating approaches and ideas that can be applied to practice. We also hold an annual conference which explores a topical theme and is free for members.

As CaPPP is a not-for-profit organisation* the aim is to keep all events at the lowest possible cost.  CaPPP is kept alive by the interaction of its members.  Members are encouraged to:

  • participate in networking events
  • ask for and share relevant professional information and resources
  • suggest speakers or topics for workshops
  • attend workshops and the free member’s Annual Conference

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*CaPPP is constituted as an Unincorporated Association governed by a committee elected by its members at our AGM. CaPPP was formed by a group of counsellors and psychotherapists in 2001.

The object of the Association is to provide a forum for counsellors and psychotherapists from a range of theoretical disciplines, who are working in private practice in the South West of England, to develop a supportive professional network and to promote their professional development.


CaPPP does not act as a referral agency for clients seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist.  Anyone seeking a practitioner is advised to access the list of those registered with the following professional bodies: