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How we are structured

UKCP is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

We are governed by our constitutional documents and our Board of Trustees. The Board oversees the fulfilment of the charity’s objectives. A number of committees report to the Board or to the Executive Committee which oversees ongoing work.

All members, both individual and organisational, are also members of one or more of our 11 UKCP colleges. Colleges are sections of our members with a shared psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic counselling philosophy and practice.

Members may also take part in the work of our faculties. Faculties are groups of members – organisational and individual – who share a mission or interest, such as research or working with children.

We also have a Members’ Forum where all layers of UKCP gather together to debate issues of consequence to psychotherapy, the profession and to UKCP.

Members may also form special interest groups. These usually arise from informal peer groups and are composed of members (organisational and individual) who share a particular professional interest. These groups can be created freely by members for any purpose in line with UKCP’s mission and values.