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Board of Trustees

Responsible to members and the Charity Commission, the Board oversees the fulfilment of the charity’s objectives.

The Board meets four times a year. One of these meetings is an ‘away day’ which takes place over two days.


The Chair of UKCP and the Board of Trustees are elected. The Chair leads the Board which, together with the Chief Executive, sets the strategy for the organisation. The Chair and the Chief Executive together lead the organisation and represent UKCP to the public.

Vice Chair

There is a Vice Chair who supports the Chair and attends the Board as a Trustee.

Members of the Board


Image of Martin Pollecoff, UKCP chair

Martin Pollecoff, Integrative Psychotherapist

Vice Chair

Image of Pat Hunt

Pat Hunt, psychoanalytic psychotherapist


Image of Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson, psychotherapeutic counsellor and chartered accountant


Image of Keith Carlton

Keith Carlton, psychoanalytic psychotherapist

Photo of UKCP trustee Bob Cooke

Bob Cooke, transactional analysis psychotherapist

image of Andy Cottom

Andy Cottom, Vice Chair of the Professional Regulatory Committee of the Colleges and Faculties (PRCCF), psychodynamic psychotherapist

Image of Suzy Greaves

Suzy Greaves, lay trustee, Editor of Psychologies Magazine

Image of J Loughrey

John Loughrey, lay trustee, Head of Legal at IRIS Software Group Limited


Jacqui McCouat, humanistic integrative psychotherapist

Nasima Khanom (Co-opted Trustee), Specialist Systemic/Family Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

Image of Emma Williams

Emma Williams, lay trustee, Executive Director of PTA UK

Non trustees in attendance

Sarah Niblock - UKCP chief executive

Sarah Niblock, UKCP Chief Executive

Image of Alex Crawford

Alex Crawford, Board Administrator and UKCP Governance Officer


Board minutes

31 January 2014
26 April 2014
2 July 2014
4 July 2014
18 July 2014
27 September 2014
30 January 2015
25 April 2015
17 July 2015
26 September 2015
29 January 2016
16 April 2016
15 July 2016
24 September 2016
27 January 2017
21 April 2017
14 July 2017
23 September 2017

Future meeting dates

26 January 2018
20 and 21 April 2018
13 July 2018
22 September 2018