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Professional Standards Authority reaccredits UKCP

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Publication date: February 21, 2018

We are pleased to confirm that the UK Council for Psychotherapy has once again been reaccredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This is the second year that we have been reaccredited without any instructions or learning points, meaning that the Authority is satisfied that we continue to meet their high standards.

The Authority is a regulatory body that protects the public by assessing organisations that register health and social care practitioners who are not regulated by law.

This prestigious accreditation gives those joining UKCP, and those searching our register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, peace of mind that:

  • our register is part of a government-backed scheme to protect the public
  • we handle complaints fairly and robustly
  • if a practitioner is struck off our register, they are not allowed to join another one in the same occupation (or another in a different occupation if removed for misconduct), so the public can avoid poor practice.

UKCP registrants benefit from our accreditation from the Authority as it means that they can say that they are a member of an accredited register, which will give potential clients the reassurance they need to choose a UKCP registered therapist.

Portrait photo of Sarah NiblockProf. Sarah Niblock, Chief Executive of UKCP said: ‘Being reaccredited by the Professional Standards Authority without any instructions or learning points provides evidence of the robustness of our processes and our commitment to high standards and good practice.’

You can find out more about the accredited registers programme on the Authority’s website.