Why join?

As well as demonstrating the quality of your training and your commitment to high standards of practice, membership of UKCP offers a range of services and practical benefits for individuals and organisations.

Why individuals should join

  • UKCP membership is a recognised quality standard – being able to use the UKCP members’ logo will demonstrate the calibre of your training and practice to potential clients and among colleagues within the profession.
  • Inclusion in our online ‘Find a therapist’ database can boost the number of enquiries from potential clients.
  • You’ll become part of a 7,000-strong community of therapy professionals and have the opportunity to tap into online networks and special interest groups.
  • You’ll be kept up to date with the latest news and developments in the profession through email updates and resources such as The Psychotherapist magazine.
  • You’ll have access to money-saving benefits, such as special rates for titles in the UKCP book series, indemnity insurance and UKCP conferences and events.
  • You’ll strengthen the voice of the psychotherapy profession and you’ll be able to contribute your views to consultations and debates on the issues that affect you.
  • If you are a student or trainee you can take advantage of low-cost membership. You can benefit from discounted rates for UKCP conferences and events, optional updates on regulation and employment opportunities and a dedicated online discussion forum to support your learning.

Why organisations should join

  • UKCP membership provides a quality mark that recognises your organisation’s high standards of training, professional and ethical practice.
  • Being UKCP registered can make your courses a more attractive choice for students and trainees.
  • You’ll have the chance to input into current debates and consultations and your voice will be heard nationally through our campaigns and policy initiatives.
  • Your organisation will able to contribute to the regulatory process and the development of standards and practice guidance through membership of our colleges or faculties.
  • UKCP organisational members have access to a range of resources and professional networks.