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If you are involved in Education, Medicine, Management, Social Work, etc as well as any form of therapeutic practice, you could benefit from becoming an Associate Member of the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP).

For just £70 per year (£60 for trainees not in practice), UKAHPP Associate members enjoy:

  • belonging to the original and dedicated professional association for Humanistic Psychology practitioners in the UK
  • discounts on our annual programme of low-cost workshops, seminars and events run by Humanistic Practitioners
  • a free entry in our Practitioners Directory*, online and published, plus the opportunity to network, advertise and share information with other Members and the public
  • an ethical code rooted in humanistic principles which may support your existing code of practice
  • personal support and information on Ethical matters
  • a lively newsletter twice yearly with news of latest developments in counselling and therapy
  • free advertising in mailings to members and to the general public, and on the UKAHPP website
  • an opportunity to join the UKAHPP Board or its committees to further the aims of Humanistic psychology in the UK and abroad

*not available for Associate-trainees not in practice

A supported route to accreditation
In addition to the benefits above, for Associates working towards accreditation (£90 per year) UKAHPP will provide support and assistance in later applying for accreditation / Full membership. This includes expert advice via the Admin office, a 'buddy' system linking you with a Full member recently accredited, workshops on accreditation and CPD, and an ethical framework within which to develop your practice whilst acquiring the experience necessary for accreditation. You will be described on the website as "working towards accreditation".

Please note that it is a requirement that, before applying for accreditation/Full membership, applicants first become Associate members working towards accreditation.

There is no obligation on Associate members to apply for accreditation, and you may remain an Associate member without time-limit.

How to apply as an Associate
There is no application fee and no application form. Simply send us a letter of application stating which type of Associate membership you want (see point 1. below) and describing briefly how you meet criterion 2 below, and complete the statement referring to criterion 3. As Associate membership is not a form of accreditation, no supporting evidence is required.

  1. state which type of Associate membership you are applying for: Associate (£70), Associate-trainee not in practice (£60) or Associate working towards accreditation (£90)
  2. confirm that you are currently engaged in work that is connected with humanistic psychology or that you use humanistic psychology in your work,
  3. confirm that you subscribe to and adhere to the Ethical Codes and procedures of UKAHPP; these are also contained in the Handbook . Please sign, and return with your letter of application, the Ethics Statement (Word document).

Additionally, the following personal information should be included:

  • your full names (and any abbreviation you prefer)
  • home address
  • telephone number
  • any e-mail address
  • date and place of birth
  • nationality
  • any other languages spoken well enough to work in
  • whether you have previously applied to UKAHPP in any capacity (and if so when).

Your letter of application should be accompanied by the annual membership fee (cheque payable to UKAHPP), which is subsequently payable in January of each year, and the signed Ethics Statement. The annual (January-December) membership fee is currently:

  • Associate-trainees not in practice: £60
  • Associate, in practice, not working towards accreditation: £70
  • Associate, in practice, working towards accreditation: £90

If your application is received after 1 August, half of the annual fee is payable. These fees will be returned if your application is unsuccessful.

Send your letter of application, fee and signed Ethics Statement to: UKAHPP, Box BCM AHPP, London WC1N 3XX

UKAHPP encourages applicants to also join the Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain (AHPb), and receive its Self & Society journal see the link to AHPb on this website.