UKCP Bursary 2024

The UKCP Bursary is a fund created to support those studying and training to be psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors and who may need financial assistance.

Our aim is not only to help individuals, but to strengthen the profession as a whole by supporting students and trainees from groups under-represented in our workforce, and by enabling those from all backgrounds to complete their studies and contribute to the future of psychotherapy.

The dates for the UKCP Bursary 2024 will be announced soon. If you would like to be notified about the UKCP Bursary 2024, please fill out the form below.

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Eligibility and requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a registered UKCP student or trainee member and enrolled in a UKCP-accredited course. More information on how to join UKCP is available here
  • ensure that your training organisation provides a statement of support. Instructions on how to collect and submit this online statement will be shared in the application confirmation email
  • ensure that a professional reference is provided. This could be from a supervisor, academic tutor, clinical professional, mentor, previous employer or anyone who knows you in a professional capacity. Instructions on how to collect and submit a professional reference will be shared in the application confirmation email
  • demonstrate a genuine commitment to the psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic counselling profession
  • not be in a receipt of a different bursary for the same course in the same academic year.

As part of our aim to improve equality and diversity practice within the profession, we especially welcome applications from UKCP students and trainees who meet the criteria above and who:

  • are in a need of financial support due to their personal circumstances (for example, being a single parent, low-income household, carer or similar)
  • come from under-represented groups including people who have Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic backgrounds, a disability or those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary and/or transgender.

The award of £750 is a contribution towards training fees and is paid directly to the training organisation. Those who have completed all parts of their training are not eligible to apply.

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Support the UKCP Bursary fund

Every new generation of psychotherapists transforms the profession, and we’re excited to see the future that our current trainees will shape. However, some of tomorrow’s psychotherapists are struggling with today’s circumstances.

If you can, please donate to our bursary fund using the form below or via this link to support UKCP students and trainees in need of financial assistance.

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