UKCP Standards, guidance and policies

A number of resources are available from UKCP to guide members in their practice. Specific guidance that may be helpful to members who have been changing the way they practice include: 

Other UKCP guidance includes:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

A selection of free resources to support members further developing their knowledge and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in counselling and psychotherapy.

Outdoor Therapy

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many therapists to introduce an outdoor element to their practice. There are many benefits available when providing therapy outside the therapy room, but this approach is not suitable for all clients or all therapists. Sources of guidance to assist in identifying if you have sufficient knowledge, skills and experience to operate in this way include:

Joining the BUPA register

Recognition from BUPA requires being registered with an appropriate professional body such as UKCP and have at least three years’ post qualification experience in full time practice or five years’ experience if in part-time practice (minimum of two working days per week), adhere to supervision guidelines, and provide a reference from your supervisor.

  • As a fully Accredited NLPtCA Member you can apply to join the Bupa Network and take on psychotherapy clients who wish for Bupa, as their medical insurer, to pay for their therapy. See more details on the Bupa website