Updated: Nov 25, 2019
Choosing a therapist who is UKCP-registered gives you reassurance about their training and qualifications. It means they have agreed to follow ethical codes and standards and to undertake ongoing training and development.
Therapists do not have to register with UKCP or any other organisation, which means that anyone can call themselves a psychotherapist. However, UKCP hold a national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Only therapists who meet exacting standards and training requirements can be on the register.
Practitioners on this register are counsellors who have trained to a UKCP recognised standard (normally graduate level or equivalent) and are competent to practice to the highest standards of counselling.