Welcome to the Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy College of UKCP

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Welcome to the Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy College of UKCP

Our Ethics

Our Philosophy of Ethics, Values & Principles

All human beings have the right to be treated as equals

All human beings have the right to be treated with fairness and justice

All human beings have the right to be different and to be honoured for their individuality

All human beings have legal and institutional rights

All human beings have the right to self-determination

HIP College of UKCP

Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy College

The Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) is the largest college of the 11 colleges and 2 faculties that constitute the professional membership of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).  All membership of UKCP, Organisational, Individual or Direct, is via one of its Colleges. HIPC members make up over half of the entire UKCP membership and we are growing at a fast pace.

As you may already know, UKCP is the holder of the Register for all Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors registered with UKCP.  The UKCP is a voluntary register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

HIPC has 33 Organisational Members (OMs) whose training and accreditation procedures are validated by the College.  They provide training, accreditation, re-accreditation and listing functions. HIPC also has its our own Direct Members Committee (DMC) that represents the Direct Member (DM) constituency and reaccredits DMs and puts them forward to the Register.  Delegates to the College from the OMs and DMs together perform the regulatory duties of assuring the veracity and quality of the UKCP Register.  

The only way a psychotherapist or psychotherapeutic counsellor can secure accreditation and be placed on the UKCP Register, is via their accreditation with an OM and their ability to continue to meet the rigorous standards required.

Read the NEW UKCP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
*Effective 1st October 2019

Read the NEW UKCP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
*Effective 1st October 2019

In Practice

How this translates in practice is multi-faceted and diverse.   We believe in seeing each individual as a whole person including body, feelings, mind and spirit.  Our aim is to work with a full range of influences to encourage clients to develop themselves, their relationship to others and to society.

We rely upon the importance of the relationship between the therapist and client to enable mind, body, feeling, soul and spirit to come together as a whole.

Both the client and the psychotherapist are actively engaged in shaping the processes of assessing the client’s problems or issues, working out what will happen in therapy and evaluating the outcomes.

Useful Links

To find out more about out training organisations, click here

To find out how to become a UKCP Registered psychotherapist or Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, click here

To find out how to become a Direct Member, click here

To find a range of CPD courses, click here

To find a registered HIPC psychotherapist, click here

To find a recognised HIPC supervisor, click here

To find out more about the structure of UKCP and its colleges, click here

For more details about the committees in UKCP and its colleges, click here

To understand the acronyms used in this chart, click here

More Information

We believe in the client’s ability to take responsibility for themselves and their choices, and their capacity to fulfil their talents. The psychotherapist works with the client to realise these potentials. We take into consideration how the external world affects the client, and we are willing to explore the significance of social, cultural and political experience. We rely upon relationship-based, dialogical and experiential methods to facilitate the integration of affective, cognitive, behavioural, physiological and transpersonal dimensions of the individual. Our practitioners come from a wide spectrum of independent psychotherapy organisations ranging from Psychosynthesis, Gestalt, Transpersonal, Person-centred, Psychodrama and Arts-based therapies to Body & Dance Movement 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.