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.
- We’ve just launched a consultation to help us improve our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.
- World Mental Health Day 2016
- UKCP warns that far too few people in need have access to psychological therapies
- UKCP launches Bursary Scheme for Trainee Members
- We Need to Talk Wales: New coalition calls for better access to psychological therapies
- UKCP welcomes extra mental health funding, but more is needed