UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UKCP`s purpose is to promote the art and science of psychotherapy for the public benefit.

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UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy

Extracted from the UKCP Website:

UKCP exist to promote and maintain high standards of practice of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling for the benefit of the public throughout the United Kingdom.

Alongside professional support for their members they are the leading research, innovation, educational and regulatory body working to advance psychotherapies for the benefit of all.

Their strategic objectives:

Improving access

To make sure that high-quality psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling in both private and public sectors is available to everyone, no matter who they are.

Engaging better

To improve the way we engage with our individual and organisational members and provide services and benefits which are valued by all.

Maintain standards of excellence
To protect the public by making sure everyone on our register meets our professional standards, at the same time making sure our register meets national accreditation requirements. To continue setting high standards in the way we govern and organise ourselves.

Collaborating for success

To develop existing external collaborations and actively seek new ones to achieve a more powerful voice to promote psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling.


To carry out appropriate research and use findings to promote psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling and inform their members’ training and development for the benefit of all.