Anyone can benefit from psychotherapy. Talking to a trained professional can help you to explore your concerns, thoughts and feelings and improve your mental health.
All psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors are equipped to support you with challenges, but they use a wide range of different approaches.
One of the most important aspects of psychotherapy is the relationship you form with your therapist. Here's how to find the right therapist for you.
Psychotherapists support people facing challenges in life, whether an emotional crisis such as grief or anxiety, job loss, relationship difficulties, addiction. Or it maybe a sense that something is not right. If you want a career that truly changes lives, psychotherapy could be for you.
In this episode Tasha looks at her career and how social media led her new opportunities.Listen
Following recent case law, and the publication of the interim Cass Review report, the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is today issuing a statement on the law regarding gender-critical views and its implications for the practice of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling.Read More
In this issue we take a new look at group psychotherapy. We start with a report from the front line – including in the prison service while the following article examines a very different sort of group, the cult, and the complex task of psychotherapists deprogramming cult survivors.
Sports teams represent another form of group and we look at the specific challenges faced by sports psychotherapists. Aileen Alleyne reminds us in her Spotlight interview that Black people face unique challenges as an oppressed group.
UKCP is itself and group and we celebrate our thirtieth birthday with a glimpse back to our origins.Download
Check out our new podcast series, My psychotherapy career.
How can a psychotherapist use social media in their career?
In his episode we speak to UKCP psychotherapist Tasha Bailey about how her journey into social media and how it led her to a book deal.
Even before COVID-19, the UK was in the grip of a mental health crisis. Rates of depression and anxiety are rising fast, while many people struggle to access quality care through the NHS due to long waiting times, uneven provision, and lack of choice.
Too many people with complex needs are stuck in the revolving door of therapy, needing to return to care again and again because it wasn’t good enough first time round.
We hold a national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, to protect the public, and to provide public confidence in the profession we regulate. Only therapists who meet our exacting standards and training requirements can be on our register, which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Read our training and education standards
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.
Our psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors sign up to rigorous ethical standards which help set the foundation for your relationship with them.
Anyone can raise a concern or make a complaint about a therapist on our register. Dealing with these concerns and complaints is a core element of our service to the public.
We connect and support UKCP members at every stage of their careers, from student to retirement. We also offer membership to organisations. Find out more and join us today.