The UKAHPP was founded in 1980 as an accrediting organisation with the purpose of holding a national register for professionals who apply Humanistic Psychology in their work.
In line with development in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and the association’s commitment to enhance public protection, the register was re-launched in 2017 as the UKAHPP Register of Humanistic Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.
In the promotion of public confidence in the services provided by UKAHPP members, through the maintenance of high professional standards, the register is open to professionals who meet the entry criteria and wish to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing public protection by agreeing:
- To abide by the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles and Code of Practice as published on UKAHPP website
- To be held accountable for their professional conduct through the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure as published on UKAHPP website
- To have their name and registration status included on the public section of the UKAHPP Register of Humanistic Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.
- To demonstrate that they have achieved a level of training in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling or Psychotherapy consistent with the UKAPP’s published registration criteria.
The UKAHPP has rigorous training and practice requirements that must be completed and maintained in order to attain UKAHPP practice recognition.
The UKAHPP has three main categories of membership which are open to professionals working in the public sector (NHS and other statutory services); voluntary services; and those in private practice.
- Full Accredited Registered Member – The highest level of practice recognition UKAHPP members can aspire to. Training and practice experience is of a high standard, equivalent to level 7 (Masters Degree and above) of the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) framework of higher education qualifications. Full Accredited Registered Members must undertake a 5 yearly re-accreditation and complete an annual practice declaration, affirming that they meet minimum practice requirements such as supervision, insurance and continuing professional development.
- Ordinary Registered Member – This is entry level membership to the UKAHPP Register of Humanistic Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors. It equates to level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) of the QAA framework. Ordinary Registered Members are required to complete an annual practice declaration, affirming that they meet minimum practice requirements such as supervision, insurance and continuing professional development.
- Associate Member – This class of membership is for members of the public and professionals who have an interest in Humanistic Psychology. Although the latter may be in practice and working towards UKAHPP registration, their practice has not been endorsed by UKAHPP and as such their name is not included on the UKAHPP register or ‘find a therapist’ website facility. Their practice will not be covered by the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure
The register lists the status of all members whose practice has been endorsed by the UKAHPP and to allow members of the public to make informed choices. It can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Additional information can be obtained by accessing a registrant’s professional profile through the ‘Find a Therapist’ website faciliity.