Members Forum

The members forum is a debating chamber where any member may have their voice heard. Its purpose is to facilitate better communication between different parts of UKCP, regardless of where people are based, their psychotherapeutic approach or their activities or services within UKCP.

The forum is designed to:

  • promote and foster participation and dialogue across our organisation
  • allow discussion of the issues relevant to the direction, ethos and strategy of UKCP
  • encourage and support good practice and innovative thinking at the leading edge of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling.

The members forum acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees. It can submit questions or recommendations to the Board and may, if necessary, call for an election to remove elected trustees, the chair or vice chair of UKCP.

Any UKCP member may attend forum meetings but only elected/nominated members forum members have a vote. Each UK nation or region can have two representatives at the forum.

London Máire Stedman and Helen Brice
Midlands/East England both positions vacant  
Northern England Divine Charura
Northern Ireland both positions vacant  
Scotland Mary MacCallum Sullivan
South East England position vacant  
South West England Miranda Jackson
Wales both positions vacant  


The members forum is convened and chaired by a moderator who has a non-voting place on our Board of Trustees. This creates a clear link between the members forum and Board of Trustees, ensuring the moderator is able to represent and communicate the views of the forum directly to the Board, without having to take on the responsibilities of a trustee.

Become a members forum representative and help us improve communication within UKCP.


Become a members forum representative

Are you passionate about what's going on in your area? Could you set aside your personal views and put forward the views of those you represent? We're looking for 10 representatives for our members forum to help us improve communication within UKCP.

Read more about the members forum representatives opportunity.

Papers for discussion

A duoethnographic exploration of colonialism in the cultural layer of the objective psyche

By Divine Charura and Stephen Bushell

‘Listen with love’: Exploring anti-racism dialogue in psychotherapy and counselling training

By Tom Denyer, Kat Wade, Matthew Whitney, Dr Divine Charura and Dr Gillian Proctor

Metamodality of psychotherapy

By Heward Wilkinson

Psychotherapy in modernity – A discussion paper for UKCP Members Forum

By Siobhán McGee and Jonny White

Does psychotherapy have a future, and if so, for who?

By Susan Groves


Maura Sills


Please email Alex Crawford, UKCP governance manager, at if you have any questions about the members forum or if you would like to know more about the role of members forum representatives for your area.

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