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UKCP Trainee Bursary Scheme

We know that training to become a psychotherapist or psychotherapeutic counsellor is expensive, and we want to help. That’s why we’re once again running our Trainee Bursary Scheme.

Bursary awards are up to £1,000, depending on the applicant’s course costs, the number of applications received and funds available each year.


To be eligible you must:

  • currently be on a UKCP-approved training
  • be a UKCP trainee member*
  • not be receiving any other bursaries.

These awards will, where we can, reflect on our commitment to diversity, and equal opportunities.  Of course, they will also reflect the multi-modality nature of our membership.

We look forward to receiving applications from under-represented groups such as people with disabilities, black and minority ethnic members and those of gender and sexual diversity.

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete the application form.

Please send your completed form:

·       by email to: (with ‘UKCP Bursary Scheme Application’ as the title).

·       by post to: UKCP Governance Officer, 2nd Floor (East), America House, 2 America Square, London EC3N 2LU.

The closing date for applications is 5PM on Friday, 22 March 2019 and bursaries will be awarded by May 2019.

Poster advertising the UKCP trainee bursary schemmeCould you share our poster?

We have created a poster to let people know about the scheme. If you are able to share it on a noticeboard where it may be read by trainees, please download a copy.


*If you’re not currently a UKCP member, you can apply for trainee membership. However, newly joined UKCP Trainee Members will not be ableto claim a refund of their membership fee if they cancel their membership following an unsuccessful bursary application.