Benefits of UKCP membership

Membership of UKCP is the mark of quality for high standards of training, professional and ethical practice from one of the largest national organisations for psychotherapy.

It offers a range of services and practical benefits. These include:

  • Professional recognition, regulation and support
  • Your voice heard nationally through our campaigning, policy and political work
  • Superb networking opportunities including a dedicated LinkedIn group
  • A range of membership grades to suit the stage of your career
  • Reduced rates for professional conferences and events which can contribute to your CPD
  • Regional events, members forums and special interest groups
  • Free subscription to The Psychotherapist magazine
  • Email bulletins for professional news, campaign updates and developments within UKCP
  • Discounts on books in the UKCP book series and an opportunity to submit proposals for a book you wish to see published in the series

Trainee therapists receive all of the above benefits as well as:

  • Listing as a trainee therapist on the UKCP website
  • Reduced rate professional indemnity insurance
  • The ability to promote yourself with UKCP logos as a UKCP trainee therapist on your CV, promotional literature and correspondence.
  • 10% discount on UKCP membership in your first year following qualification.

Full clinical individual members receive all of the above benefits as well as:

  • inclusion in the appropriate national register(s)
    • National Register of Psychotherapists
    • National Register of Psychotherapeutic Counsellors
    • Specialist Register of Psychotherapy with Children and Young People
  • a professional membership certificate
  • permission to use the UKCP members' logo on your website or in print
  • the ability to advertise in Yellow Pages under the UKCP logo
  • the opportunity to apply for a European Certificate for Psychotherapy* from the European Association for Psychotherapy
  • the opportunity to register with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy*

*Both of these link to Therapists, trainees etc/Opportunities/Working internationally)