About our registers

Browse UKCP's registerAbout our registers
We hold a national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. We also hold a specialist register for psychotherapists who work with children and young people.

To find out if a therapist is registered with UKCP, you can search our register.

Are all therapists on the UKCP register?
Therapists do not have to register with UKCP or any other organisation, which means that anyone can call themselves a psychotherapist. Choosing a therapist who is UKCP-registered gives you reassurance about their training and qualifications. It means they have agreed to follow ethical codes and standards and to undertake ongoing training and development.

Some of our members may also be registered with statutory bodies such as the General Medical Council (GMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

If a therapist is not on our register it may be because:

A core element of our service to the public is dealing with concerns and complaints about therapists on our register. We publish decisions arising from complaints cases and information about forthcoming hearings.

Let us know what you think about UKCP's registers
Your views are important to us. If you have any comments or suggestions about our register, please email info@ukcp.org.uk.

Search UKCP's Find a Therapist directoryLooking for therapy?
If you are looking for therapy, you may wish to consult our Find a Therapist directory to search for a therapist near to you. Our Find a Therapist directory lists members on our register who are open to new clients.

If you're looking for a therapist, you might want to read more about how to find a therapist or what psychotherapy is.


accredited voluntary register markOur registers are voluntary and are accredited
by the Professional Standards Authority.