Registration with UKAHPP


Ordinary Member (Registered)

UKAHPP Register of Humanistic Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors

The UKAHPP welcomes applications from practitioners working in the United Kingdom who meet the published registration criteria in the category of Ordinary Member, which is the entry level membership to the UKAHPP Register of Humanistic Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.

Facility exists for eligible practitioners with evidence of prior training recognised by an existing Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Accredited Register to be to be included on the UKAHPP register.

Applications are open to practitioners who can evidence that they are employed as a School/Student Counsellor with a recognised child agency or education authority, which provides appropriate training, education and management, with additional supervision separate from line management.

Practitioners working with children with appropriate training and education may be included on the UKAHPP register if they are registered as a Child Therapist/Counsellor on an existing PSA Accredited Register.

Practitioners working with clients with special needs (such as vulnerable adults) are required to provide additional information about appropriate training and education undertaken and provision for specialist supervision.

Existing UKAHPP Accredited and Affiliate Members, who meet the registration criteria, will automatically be entered on to the register.

As from November 2017 Full UKAHPP Accredited Membership in the class of Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor is only open to Registered Members.

Unless there are exceptional safety reasons, which should be brought to the Registrar’s attention, the name and professional standing of all registrants will appear in the publicly available register on the UKAHPP website (and printed version). Personal data such as home/email addresses, D.O.B, telephone numbers will not be included in the published register.

Registrants may provide additional information about their practice in the UKAHPP ‘Find a Therapist’ website facility, separate from the register.

Ex-registrants are eligible to re-apply for UKAHPP Registration in accordance with the published criteria and completion of any additional requirements.

A. About the Register

UKAHPP registration is open to applicants who meet the entry criteria and wish to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing public protection by agreeing:

  1. To abide by the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles and Code of Practice as published on UKAHPP website
  2. To be held accountable for their professional conduct through the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure as published on UKAHPP website
  3. To have their name and registration status included on the public section of the UKAHPP Register of Humanistic Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.
  4. To demonstrate that they have achieved a level of training in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling or Psychotherapy consistent with the UKAPP’s registration criteria.

B. Registration Criteria

There are two routes to registration: Completion of a recognised training in Humanistic Psychotherapy or Psychotherapeutic Counselling with compatible practice experience and personal therapy.

NOTE: The Alternative Equivalent Experience Route has been suspended since December 2017 and will be reinstated at a later date.

Category 1: Completion of a Recognised Training

This category of registration is open to applicants who have successfully completed a recognised training programme in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling or Psychotherapy and can provide evidence (certificates etc) as to how their training is affiliated with a recognised academic awards body and meets the following criteria:

  • Is at level 5 or above of the Quality Assurance Agency: Framework for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies (Diploma of Higher Education, Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma)
  • Includes 400 hours of tutor contact
  • Includes least 100 hours of supervised practice in a recognised area of therapeutic practice.
  • Includes 1 hour of supervision to 6 hours of client contact at a recognised placement(s).
  • Provide a Supervisor’s Statement.
  • Includes 30 hours of personal therapy.

In addition all applicants are required to:

  1. Provide evidence that they hold appropriate Indemnity Insurance.
  2. Give a commitment to undertake at least 250 hours of Continuing Professional Development over a 5 year period with a minimum of 20 hours per year.
  3. Confirm they are in practice in the United Kingdom.
  4. Confirm they are in receipt of supervision consistent with their practice and in accordance with registration requirements; and provide a completed Supervisor’s Statement.
  5. Confirm that they have a Therapeutic Executor or an alternative arrangement with their employer/place of work in the event of sudden or prolonged absence or death.
  6. Agree to complete and return an Annual Renewal Form and ID data relevant to their practice as requested.
  7. Consent to their name and professional details being included on the publicly available register.
  8. Declare any current or upheld complaints against their practice and any criminal convictions prejudicial to their fitness to practice.
  9. Declare their health and character (physical and mental) is of sufficiently good standing to enable them to practice safely and effectively.

Category 2: Alternative Equivalent Experience Route

This route was suspended in December 2017 until further notice.

C. How to Apply

All forms must be submitted on the latest version of the Application Form (from link below) as a ‘Word’ document in black ‘Arial’ font. Handwritten applications are accepted through prior arrangement only, otherwise they will be returned. Please scan supporting documents, certificates, course handbook etc as ‘PDF’ documents. If there are any uncertainties about an application, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide satisfactory evidence that they meet all registration requirements. Please check that the most recent version of the ‘application form’ has been used and return completed forms as an email attachment to or post to:

The Membership Secretary

C/o The UKAHPP Administrator




D. Check List

Ensure your completed application form (most recent version) includes:

  • Completed Application Form – most recent version
  • Evidence of level 5 UK QAA qualification – PDF attachments
  • Personal statement about your practice and how it is ‘Humanistic’
  • Indemnity Insurance evidence
  • Complaints and conviction details (if applicable)
  • Supervisor’s Statement – signed by supervisor and supervisee
  • Signed Declaration
  • Fee Payment

E. Appeals

In the event of an unsuccessful application an appeal can be made to the UKAHPP Registrar’s Office, giving reason for the appeal. The Registrar’s Office decision will be final.


LINK to Application Form – January 2018

Click on the link to the  Application Form below or contact for further information.

Ordinary Member Application Form 2018-03-13