Higher Accreditation and Reaccreditation Application: Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor


UKAHPP Higher 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 Higher 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.

Higher Accreditation Applications are open to Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors who can demonstrate that they meet the standards published in the UKAHPP Accreditation Criteria and who are committed to on-going professional development, culminating in a 5 yearly Re-Accreditation procedure.

A streamlined route exists for the transfer of Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors Accreditation from Organisational Members of the UKCP: Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College .

Applicants who successfully attain UKAHPP Higher Accreditation have the option of being sponsored for UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registration, with the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College and or the Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective Psychotherapy College.

Please note that the UKAHPP Higher Accreditation is open to applicants who work with adults only.  Applicants seeking accreditation to work with children are advised to contact the UKCP College for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (C-CAP) about accreditation onto the Psychotherapy with Children and Young People Register via a C-CAP Organisational member or the UKCP’s ‘child marker’ provision.

March 2019