What is the difference between UKCP and BACP?

What is the difference between UKCP and BACP?

3. What is the difference between BACP and UKCP? The BACP trains counsellors and psychotherapists and the UKCP trains psychotherapists. If you are applying for a public sector job as a psychotherapist or counsellor, adverts usually ask for someone who is BACP or UKCP registered.

How do I get UKCP accreditation?

To become accredited through UKCP, you must apply through one of our accrediting organisations. Like our training organisations, accrediting organisations are grouped under ten UKCP colleges representing different psychotherapy approaches, client groups, or settings.

Is UKCP a regulatory body?

Alongside professional support for our members we are the leading research, innovation, educational and regulatory body working to advance psychotherapies for the benefit of all.

How much supervision should a Counsellor have?

As a guideline the NCS recommend 1.5 hours of supervision per month for counsellors who are in full time practice. That said, a counsellor’s level of experience and/or they type of work/client group they are engaging with may affect how much supervision is required.

How many members does the UKCP have?

At the beginning of 2020, before coronavirus, UKCP commissioned a survey of our 10,000 members to explore how psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors work today.

What is UKCP registration?

The main purpose of the UKCP Register is to protect the public, and to provide public confidence in the profession we regulate. Only therapists who meet our exacting standards and training requirements can be on our register. Our register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

What does UKCP registered mean?

Our registers 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.

Can a Counsellor join UKCP?

Eligible students, trainees and qualified psychotherapists or psychotherapeutic counsellors can now join online.

What does UKCP-registered mean?

Are psychotherapies effective?

About 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it. Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The benefits also include fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction.

What does the BACP say about supervision?

BACP states that supervision ‘is provided to ensure standards; enhance quality, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken’ (Ethical Framework Glossary). Supervision is based on honest and open discussion.


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