UKCP membership for organisations

We welcome membership applications from organisations. We have two categories of membership:

  • Organisational membership
  • Affiliate organisational membership


Organisational membership

UKCP membership is a mark of quality that recognises your organisation’s high standards of training, professional and ethical practice. Becoming a member can enhance the standing of your training courses and give your team access to a range of resources and professional networks.

Organisational members can either:

  • train only
  • train and accredit their own graduates
  • train and accredit their own graduates, and accredit non-UKCP-trained professionals
  • accredit only – including accrediting other training programmes and individuals who trained at those or other training programmes
  • list only – reaccredit current UKCP registrants.

To become a UKCP member, your organisation must:

  • be relevant to psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic counselling and support UKCP’s aims and objectives
  • have been in existence for at least three years before applying for UKCP membership
  • possess an accountable financial and administrative structure compatible with UKCP’s Articles of Association
  • not be a sub-unit or branch of any organisation or institution which is separately eligible for membership
  • have a code of ethics and practice compatible with UKCP requirements
  • have the ability to accredit high-calibre practitioners to the UKCP register
  • be able to carry out the obligations required of an organisational member.

The application process for organisational membership

If your organisation is interested in becoming a UKCP member:

  • decide which type of organisation you would like to be recognised as
  • download the appropriate application form
  • send us your completed form, supporting documents and application fee of £400.

Your form will then be reviewed by UKCP’s Membership Committee and the relevant College. Find out more about UKCP Colleges.

For further information about organisational membership and the application process, contact the Regulations Team on 020 7014 9955 or email

Forms for applying for membership or for membership reviews

Training and Accrediting

AO.OMR Form Training. Accrediting Only Questionnaire 2019

General information and guidance

AO.OMR Form Training. Accrediting Only Document Checklist 2019

Training only

AO.OMR Form Training Only Questionnaire 2019

AO.OMR Form Training Only Document Checklist 2019

Accrediting only

AO.OMR Form Accrediting Only Questionnaire 2019

AO.OMR Form Accrediting Only Document Checklist 2019

Listing only

AO.OMR Form Listing Questionnaire 2019

AO.OMR Form Listing Document Checklist 2019

Affiliate organisational membership

As an affiliate organisation, you’ll be listed on our website (below) and your organisation can state that you are affiliated to UKCP in your printed or electronic publications. You’ll also receive reduced rate for inserts in delegate packs or poster exhibitions at UKCP conferences and events, or advertising in the UKCP magazine, the New Psychotherapist.

Keep in touch with news and important issues affecting psychotherapeutic professionals by becoming an affiliate organisational member.

Affiliate organisations must:

  • have an interest in psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic counselling or psychological therapies and wish to support UKCP
  • operate in a manner compatible with our Articles of Association
  • not be a sub-unit or branch of any organisation or institution which is separately eligible for full organisational membership.

Affiliate organisations are not entitled to vote at any UKCP elections and are not entitled to accredit or register individuals with UKCP.

We undertake regular quality reviews of all our organisational members. For affiliate organisations, reviews are only concerned with compatibility and such aspects of an organisation’s activities that are relevant to our work and objectives.

For more information, please contact our Regulation Team.

UKCP affiliate organisational members

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