Networking opportunities

There are a range of ways – both online and offline – for UKCP members to get together with other therapists to discuss practice issues and developments in the profession.

Special interest groups 

UKCP special interest groups are informal groups created by and for members who share a particular professional interest.

Current special interest groups:

  • New Media in Psychotherapy Special Interest Group
    Examining the impact of digital developments on the world of psychotherapy, this group aims to help support members who wish to work online.

  • Independent Practitioner Special Interest Group
    Representing and promoting the interests of the independent practitioner and individual membership in the organisational life of UKCP.

  • Transpersonal Special Interest Group
    Transpersonal psychotherapy describes any form of counselling or psychotherapy which places emphasis on the transpersonal, the transcendent or spiritual aspects of the human experience. This group aims to create a platform for the transpersonal in psychotherapy that is open to all UKCP members.

Members can create groups for any purpose in line with UKCP’s mission and values. We support these groups by helping to publicise their activities to the wider membership. Special interest groups can apply to the Psychotherapy Council for recognition as a faculty.

If you are interested in joining or setting up a special interest group, email us at

Psychotherapy Club

The Psychotherapy Club creates opportunities for psychotherapists and psychotherapy students to get together alongside other mental health specialists to network and socialise. Read more about Psychotherapy Clubs and how they run in this article, first published in The Psychotherapist, issue 55, autumn 2013.


The UKCP group on LinkedIn (an online network for professionals) is a virtual forum where members can discuss issues of interest.