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Why join UKCP?

As well as demonstrating the quality of your training and your commitment to high standards of practice, membership of UKCP offers a range of services and practical benefits for individuals and organisations.

Why individuals should join

UKCP membership is a recognised quality standard – being able to use the UKCP members’ logo will demonstrate the calibre of your training and practice to potential clients and employers and among colleagues within the profession.

By joining, you’ll strengthen the voice of the psychotherapy profession and be able to contribute your views to consultations and debates on the issues that affect you.

As a UKCP member, you’ll become part of an 8,000-strong community of therapy professionals and have the opportunity to tap into online networks and special interest groups.

You’ll be kept up to date with the latest news and developments in the profession through email updates and resources such as The New Psychotherapist magazine.

If you are a trainee, find out more about our low-cost trainee membership. Student membership is currently free.

Why organisations should join

Training and accrediting organisations

If your organisation offers training or accreditation in psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic counselling,you may be eligible to join UKCP as an organisational member.

UKCP membership provides a quality mark that recognises your organisation’s high standards of training, professional and ethical practice. Being UKCP registered can make your courses a more attractive choice for students and trainees.

As a UKCP member organisation, you’ll have the chance to input into current debates and consultations and your voice will be heard nationally through our campaigns and policy initiatives.

Your organisation will able to contribute to the regulatory process and the development of standards and practice guidance through membership of our colleges or faculties.

Find out how to apply for organisational membership.

Organisations that do not train or accredit

If your organisation has an interest in psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic counselling or psychological therapies and wish to support UKCP, you may wish to consider joining as an affiliate organisation.

As an affiliate organisation, you will be listed as affiliated on our website and may state that your organisation is affiliated to UKCP in your printed or electronic publications. You will receive email bulletins with news and updates on events and important current issues and reduced fees for inserts in delegate packs or poster exhibitions at UKCP conferences and events.

Find out how to apply for affiliate organisational membership.