European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice 

Welcome to The European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice which is a peer reviewed journal. We publish theory, research and practice articles on all aspects of counselling and psychotherapy.

We launched Volume 1 of the journal in April, 2017. Articles are uploaded once they are accepted and processed so there is no delay waiting for an issue to be published. If you are interested in submitting an article, please read below a brief overview. The Co-editors and Editorial Board look forward to hearing from you.


Prof Stephen Palmer PhD CPsychol CSci (Co-ordinating Editor)
Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD CPsychol CSci
Dr Kristina Gyllensten DPsych
Kasia Szymanska MSc MISCP Accred CPsychol

Consulting Editor

Dr Christine Dunkley

Consulting Editor (Psychometrics)

Dr Paula Cruise PhD CPsychol

Brief overview to papers
Original research

For articles containing original research, a structured abstract of up to 250 words should be included. The main headings should be:

  • Background/Aims/Objectives
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
Review articles

Review articles should use these headings: Purpose, Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion and/or Conclusions.

Brief reports

Brief reports are no longer than 1000 words in length. They could be a commentary, discussion or research paper. Research papers will be subject to a masked review.

Conference, congress and symposium reports

Reports on conferences, congresses and symposia are important in order to keep researchers and practitioners up-to-date with events they were unable to attend. We welcome submissions on them.

Book reviews

Book reviews should include the book title, author(s) or editor(s), publisher, date of publication, number of pages, cost. We recommend that the journal editor is initially contacted to ascertain if the book is suitable for review in this journal.


The journal is published by the National Wellbeing Service Ltd.

For further information about submitting papers, please visit the Submission and Review Process webpage.