Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) is a college within the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), an umbrella organisation concerned with the registration and regulation of psychotherapists in the UK. HIPC represents 28 Training and Accrediting Psychotherapy organisations and over 3,000 registered psychotherapists and trainees.
The approaches in HIPC have roots in humanistic philosophies and aim to work with a full range of influences to encourage the development of individuals, their relationship to others and to society. They rely upon relationship-based, dialogical and experiential methods to facilitate the integration of affective, cognitive, behavioural, physiological and transpersonal dimensions of the individual.
Practitioners come from a wide spectrum of independent psychotherapy organisations ranging from Psychosynthesis, Gestalt, Transpersonal, Person-centred, Psychodrama and Arts-based therapies to Body psychotherapies and many others. All are relational and available in the public, private and voluntary sectors and benefit not only individuals but also couples, children, families, groups and organisations.