Accreditation: Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor


UKAHPP Accredited Membership is the highest level of professional recognition the association can affirm on a practitioner for inclusion on the UKAHPP Register of Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.

The award of UKAHPP Accreditation is also a quality indicator for the purpose of assisting employers and potential clients to make informed decisions in the interest of public protection, when selecting a Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

Accreditation Applications are open to Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors who can demonstrate that they meet the high standards of the UKAHPP published accreditation criteria in terms of training, knowledge and experience and are committed to on-going professional development, culminating in a 5 yearly Re-Accreditation procedure.

A streamlined route for processing applications from Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors accredited by other Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Accredited Registers is currently being developed. Until this has been finalised, accreditation applicants must hold entry level Ordinary Membership to the UKAHPP Register of Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors – see UKAHPP website for application details.

Practitioners who have attained UKAHPP Accreditation can be sponsored by UKAHPP for UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registration, through the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) and the Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective College (PCIPC).

A streamlined route exists for the transfer of Psychotherapist Accreditation from other Organisational Members of the UKCP: HIP College – see UKAHPP website for details.


October 2018