Research at UKCP

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Research is central to the future of the psychotherapy profession. Learn more about out our work to raise the profile of the profession, utilising the expertise of our membership.

Research resources

Interested in doing research but don’t know how to start? Here are some resources to help you get more information


Are you a UKCP member involved in a research project? Our noticeboard aims to help psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors recruit participants for a study, notify members of ongoing research projects, and identify collaborators.

Research highlights

What's new in the psychotherapy research? 

Arts for the Blues

Arts for the Blues is a research project that has received funding from UKCP and is led by Professor Vicky Karkou. As part of this project, a new evidence-based creative psychological therapy for depression has been developed and piloted in an NHS trust.

Psychotherapy evidence

There is a large, varied body of evidence to show that psychotherapy works. Learn more about the current evidence base here.

EJPC affiliation

The European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling (EJPC) is now affiliated with UKCP. As part of this affiliation, UKCP members have free access to current and previous issues of the journal.

Research committees

Practitioner Research Network

The Practitioner Research Network (PRN) is a meeting space to support, empower, and share expertise with research active members.

Research Working Group

This board-level group focuses on how to better support the membership with research, whilst also addressing external research strategy.

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