The UKAHPP Constitution

The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales certified that the United Kingdom Association For Humanistic Psychology Practitioners Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act 1985 as a Private Limited Company on 26th July 2000.

The Company is governed by three documents, set out in this section of the website and which form the Company’s constitution:

  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • By-laws

The Memorandum of Association sets out the basic details of the Company including the purpose or objects of the Company, the scope of its activities and powers of its officers and members. This document forms part of the Company’s incorporation and cannot be altered

The Articles of Association set out rules and regulations for the Company’s internal affairs, including how the Company is structured and managed and regulations governing decision making and conduct at General Meetings. The Articles also form part of the Company’s incorporation and should not be altered on an ad hoc basis. They can be altered but only after careful consideration, usually following legal advice and approval of the membership at a General Meeting. Any changes must be submitted to Companies House.

The By-laws¬†are a secondary document which serve to explain or supplement information contained in the Articles, so as to aid the smooth running of the Company’s governance on a day to day basis. The Articles do not form part of the Company’s incorporation. The Board of Directors may from time to time introduce new By-laws deemed necessary for the proper conduct and management of the Company, provided that the Company shall have power to alter or repeal or make additions to the By-laws at a General Meeting. No By-laws will be inconsistent with or affect or repeal anything contained in the Memorandum of Association or the Articles of Association.