We campaign to influence national policy on key issues
We continue to fight for access to effective, transformative and long-lasting psychotherapies for all. We work collaboratively to increase our influence and will continue to develop our existing partnerships and make new ones. And our magazine, the New Psychotherapist is sent to MPs, MSPs, Welsh Assembly Members and other influential stakeholders.
Just three examples of our influencing work are:
- Working with a coalition of professional organisations to secure an unprecedented third revision to the NICE Guideline for Depression in Adults
- Supporting, alongside partner organisations, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Drug Dependence to produce guidance for therapists supporting clients taking psychiatric drugs
- Being called to give evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee, a parliamentary select committee, on the mental health of men and boys.
We raise the profile of the profession in the media and work to improve public understanding of psychotherapy
We promote the benefits of psychotherapy to the public through our partnership with Psychologies magazine, our podcasts and social media channels. Our media work has included appearances in outlets as varied as Channel 5 News, the Guardian, New York Times and The House magazine, as well as big circulation consumer press.
And we have forged a unique and exciting academic partnership with Imperial College which includes a public-facing nine-week programme on the history, impact and benefits of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling. We will deliver this from October 2019.
We offer access to discounts on professional indemnity insurance
To support our members’ professional practice and help them to manage costs, we have negotiated special rates on professional indemnity insurance with two leading insurance companies.
This is a member service to support our members’ professional practice and help them manage the costs of your practice. We don’t receive commission from the insurance companies.
Other membership benefits
In addition to offering reduced rates on professional conferences and events, we also offer regional events, members forums, psychotherapy clubs and special interest groups – all of which provide superb networking opportunities.
We also keep you informed with news affecting the profession in our regular email updates and our magazine, the New Psychotherapist, which is published three times a year. Each edition of the New Psychotherapist looks at a particular theme within psychotherapy or a topic with a psychotherapeutic angle. It offers members opportunities to share best practice, share developments likely to impact on their practice and encourage spirited debates between members or discuss views on professional practice and topical issues.