Counselling journals

This page is a resource for students and researchers to identify journals and content focused on counselling. Journals are not listed in any specific order. For more information on journal metrics and impact factor, see here

Counselling and psychotherapy research and scholarship journals (Peer reviewed)

Australian Counselling Research Journal (ACRJ) (unranked - Publisher: Australian Counselling Association)

Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) (unranked - Publisher: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)

British Journal of Guidance and Counselling (Q3*)

Counselling & Psychotherapy Research (Q2)

Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (Q2)

Counselor Education and Supervision (US) (Q2, Q3)

International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling (Q2, Q3)

Journal of Counseling & Development (Q2)

Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy (Q2, Q3)

Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research (unranked)

Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies (Q3, Q4)

Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (Q1, Q3)

Journal of Counseling Psychology (Q1)

Patient Education and Counseling (Q1)

Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development (Q2, Q3)

Counseling and Values (Q1, Q3, Q4)

Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling (Q2, Q3)

Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (Q2, Q3)

Journal of College Counseling (Q2)

Journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC, The  (Q4)

Journal of Humanistic Counseling (Q3)

Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling (Q2, Q3)

European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling (Q4)

Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy (Q4)

Journal of Technology in Counseling (Q4) No longer austpublishing

Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology (Q2, Q3)

Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal (Q1, Q4)

Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Journal (Q4)

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (Q1)

Psychotherapy (Q1, Q2)

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Q1)

Psychotherapy Research (Q1)

Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (Q2)

Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (Q1)

Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy (Q4)

American Journal of Psychotherapy (Q2)

Arts in Psychotherapy (Q2, Q3)

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy (Q2)

Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (Q1, Q2)

Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research (Q2)

International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (Q3)

Journal of College Student Psychotherapy (Q3)

Journal of Child Psychotherapy  (Q3)

Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Q2, Q3)

Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (Q3, Q4)

British Journal of Psychotherapy (Q3)

Journal of Family Psychotherapy (Q3, Q4)

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Q3)

Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy (Q3)

Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy (Q3)

Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome (Q2)

Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Q3, Q4)

Swiss Archives of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Q4)

Psychotherapies (Q4)

Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice (Q4)

Psychotherapy and Politics International (Q3)

European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy (Q3, Q4)

Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology (Q4)

Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (not ranked)

* Q rankings are impact metrics. Q1=top 25%. Q2=25-50%, etc. Australian universities often require academic research active staff to publish in Q1 and Q2 journals. 

Popular counselling and psychotherapy trade journals

Counseling Today (US) 

Counselling Australia (Australian Counselling Association)

Psychotherapy Networker (US)