United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the leading professional body for the education, training, accreditation and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Our register of over 7,800 individual therapists is accredited by the government’s Professional Standards Authority.
As part of our commitment to work for public benefit, we strive to improve access to psychological therapies, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against our members.
We hold a national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements. We also hold a specialist register for psychotherapists working with children and young people.
UKCP’s charitable objectives are to promote:
- the art and science of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling for the public benefit
- research in psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling, and to disseminate the results of any such research
- high standards of education, training and practice in psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling
- the wider provision of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling for all sections of the public.
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