CCOPPP is an Organisational Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), one of the national regulatory organisations for psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and groups. Professional members of CCOPPP are also members of the UKCP or an equivalent body, and admittance to such membership is based on rigorous and extensive training requirements.

CCOPPP itself is also a training organisation for psychotherapists, until recently working in conjunction with the University of Kent at its Canterbury campus, and accredits newly qualified therapists to the UKCP register. (For details, see under Training) Individuals undergoing training are admitted to CCOPPP as student members.

CCOPPP provides professional support and continuing professional development opportunities for both its members and also for the wider therapeutic community. CCOPPP maintains a Code of Ethics and Practice to which member psychotherapists must adhere. CCOPPP also investigates and adjudicates on complaints made against its therapist members by members of the public.

Within the UKCP, CCOPPP is a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA). Therapists belonging to this section of UKCP use psychoanalytic and psychodynamic perspectives with their clients, as individuals, couples, families and groups. Psychotherapists and psychoanalysts who work in this way come from various independent psychotherapy organisations, which explore a diverse range of individual, relational and developmental approaches. These include Freudian and Kleinian perspectives, Jungian/Analytical Psychology, Lacanian approaches, and Attachment-based therapists.

To find out more about the CCOPPP Code of Ethics, or to download a copy of the Code, please click here.


To raise concerns or make a complaint about a member of †CCOPPP, please click†here.

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