Get involved

There are many ways to get involved in UKCP and help shape the psychotherapeutic profession – from sharing your views in our surveys and consultations, to joining a committee, speaking to the media, or standing for election as a trustee.

Board, panel, and committee roles

You can help shape our work by joining one of our committees. You’ll share your experience and expertise alongside other psychotherapeutic professionals or lay members to develop specific areas such as standards of education, training and practice.

If you’re interested in ethics and complaints, you might consider joining our team who sit on Adjudication Panels at complaints hearings, where your expert knowledge and support will contribute to making decisions on members’ suitability to practice.

Or you could consider becoming an elected member of our Board of Trustees and contribute to setting our overall strategy and policy, defining our goals, evaluating performance and ensuring that we comply with our governing documents and charitable objectives.

Look out for vacancies on our committees or adjudication panels, and the call for nominations for our Board elections, on our vacancies page and in our regular emails.


Sharing your views

You can also contribute to shaping our work by responding to our surveys and consultations. We survey members from time to time to understand what’s important to you professionally so that we can best support you.

We also seek your feedback through consultations on proposals such as revisions of our Standards of Education and Training which will influence psychotherapy training.

Look out for invitations to share your views on our website by subscribing to our email updates, to subscribe log into your Member Area and select the tab 'My Mailing Preferences' from the 'My Profile' menu at the top of the page.

All members are welcome to attend our Members Forum meeting – a regular meeting where members can attend and participate in discussions about UKCP’s work and strategic direction with other members and representatives from UKCP’s leadership.

Contact to find out when the next Forum is being held and to book your place.


Connecting and networking

We encourage members to get together to discuss practice issues and developments within the profession by forming special interest groups and psychotherapy clubs, which we promote to other members.

Special interest groups usually arise from informal peer groups of members who share a professional interest in a particular area. We don't currently have any active groups. If you're interested in setting one up and want some help with your communications please get in touch with

Psychotherapy clubs are run by members for members. They can take many forms, from more formal talks for a larger group to informal get-togethers where members can network, have fun, learn, socialise, supervise, create. We currently have active Psychotherapy Clubs in Hampstead, Liverpool and Norfolk.

If you’re interested in finding out how to set up your own group or club, please contact us at


Share your expertise and raise the profile of psychotherapy

To raise the profile of the profession with the public and policymakers, we regularly collaborate with members to create content on topical issues which we publish in a variety of ways. Input from members is a vital part of this work.

  • Media spokespeople. You might be interested in getting involved by becoming a UKCP media spokesperson, helping us improve the presence of psychotherapy and UKCP in the media. We are regularly contacted by broadcast news outlets, and consumer and trade press for expert commentary on current issues. 
  • UKCP podcast. In our series we speak to UKCP full-clinical members about the professional setting they work in and uncover how they came into this career.
  • Membership webinars. If you have an area of expertise relevant to the profession that you would like to share with fellow practitioners, you could send in a proposal to speak in our popular webinar events. Members have shared their expertise on remote working, the financial impact of COVID-19 on practices, lockdown anxiety, research and the role of psychotherapy in addressing systemic racism. If you are a member you can find upcoming webinars on our events page or email for our past recordings.  
  • Website and magazine. We also welcome letters and ideas for blog posts on UKCP’s website and articles for UKCP’s official magazine, New Psychotherapist, which is sent to all UKCP members. Our aim is that, through thought-provoking content, the New Psychotherapist demonstrates the overarching benefit of psychotherapy and how it can transform lives by unlocking potential.

To suggest or pitch a topic, or find out more about getting involved, in:

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