Posts Tagged ‘counselling’

Psychosocial Practitioners Peer Supervision Group

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

BAPAM is pleased to support the establishment of a new Peer Supervision Group for psychosocial practitioners who work with performing arts clients.

The group, whose inaugural meetings took place earlier this year, hope to open up the conversation between performing arts and psychological practice. The aim is to foster a network for counselling, coaching and psychology practitioners working frontline with performance artists for interactive exploration, mutual consultation and support on professional practice issues, and for reflection on what constitutes best practice in working with performers, as well as to share specialist expertise, guidance and information according to a professional framework of rigorous evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence in the field.

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on December 9th, and thereafter every two months on Saturdays from 12 to 1:30 pm at the London Natural Health Centre, 46 Theobalds Road, NW1 8NW.

Practitioners interested in finding out more or joining the group are invited to contact Dr Jane Oakland by email:

Choosing a Psychotherapist or Counsellor

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Ours is an industry that puts intense pressure on individuals. People working and studying in the performing arts frequently consult BAPAM clinicians about a wide range of psychological problems affecting their careers. Often, simple management advice and psychological self-care are enough to empower people to beat problems and achieve their goals, but sometimes it is helpful to seek further expert help from a psychotherapist or counsellor. Dr Carol Chapman, Counselling Psychologist and Performance Coach, has authored our new BAPAM Factsheet, Choosing a Psychotherapist or Counsellor, to assist people who are deciding on the most appropriate practitioner to see.

We also include links to excellent resources produced by Mind who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

If you are experiencing a mental health problem you should always consult your NHS GP. BAPAM clinicians can also advise performing arts professionals and students about psychological issues relating to their work.


Choosing a Psychotherapist or Counsellor

I Can’t Go On: Managing Performance Anxiety (Stage Fright)

Psychological Self-Care


BAPAM Counselling and Psychotherapy Services Survey

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Dr Carol Chapman is a counselling psychologist and performance coach, and works as a BAPAM practitioner. Dr Chapman has recently taken the lead on our research into psychological and mental health issues affecting performing artists and the development of appropriate services and treatments for this special group.

Dr Chapman is currently conducting a survey of the amount, scope and treatment modalities currently being employed by counselling and psychotherapy practitioners on the BAPAM Directory. We are also interested to hear from practitioners who are not currently associated with BAPAM.

Practitioners are being asked to complete a brief, anonymous questionnaire covering details of professional practice, experience with performing artists, and views and needs regarding specialist support, as well as basic demographic information. The survey will help us identify practitioners’ needs and enable us to develop new and exciting networks, training and resources for specialist work in this field.

If you think the survey is relevant to you but have not yet completed a questionnaire, please download the survey form and return it to us at:

BAPAM, FREEPOST NAT 18607, London WC1X 8BR, or contact Dr Chapman at for more information.

Thanks for your help!

download the survey form here