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When you join our Accredited Membership you will get a FREE listing on our Therapist Directory. This is included in all of our memberships. We are also giving this to all Students in a separate Directory to make it easier for them to gain their 100hrs Placement.
If you are about to apply for an Accredited Membership please ensure you read the requirements below in full.
We strongly recommend that you get in touch with us so we can advise you on what membership level is right for you. Because we are a not for profit Membership Body, we will have to charge an administration fee for any changes if you apply for the wrong membership.
If you can tick off each requirement set out below you are in a good position to begin your registration. What we are looking for is the evidence that suggests you have met the minimum level of requirements to be considered Professional, or Qualified.
We do understand that the counselling profession is complicated, and so we do not expect that everyone will understand the process. We are trying to make this as easy as possible… Again, please do get in touch.
Please continue to read about our Accredited Membership. Enjoy the reading and we hope you will join us on making our communities healthier. If you have any ideas or anything to add to our society that you can do for/with us and our communities please do let us know.
Before Applying - Meet the Requirements Summary
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Our Full Requirements
Accredited Membership - AccISPC
Would you like Accredited Status?
When you join our Memberships you will get a FREE listing on our Therapist Directory. This is included in all of our memberships. We are also giving this to all Students in a separate Directory to make it easier for them to gain their 100hrs Placement.
Entry is open to counsellors who have qualified with a Level 4 Advanced Counselling Diploma and higher, either taken over 1 year full time, or taken over 2 years part time.
We also accept Counselling/Counselling Psychology Degrees and Masters. If you have a stand alone Psychology degree we do accept these as long as you have met the criteria set out in the Associate Membership or can provide evidence that shows you are competent to keep people safe.
All training must have been face to face in the main. We do understand that not all training can always be held face to face but will not accept online training in its entirety.
If you have any disability that means studying online was the only option, please get in touch. We can assess you with simple assessment via conference call to get to know you better. And you will get to meet us tooooooo.
Qualifications from Europe, Americas, Africa, Middle East or Asia will need to be verified so please get in touch with us so we can discuss your application.
Please get in touch if you have different qualifications but feel you can apply for Accredited ISPC Membership level.
Training must include Counselling Skills and Counselling Theory as part of your studies.
Evidence of Qualifications
Evidence of qualifications must be uploaded with each application. All evidence presented with applications will be checked and qualified.
This of course is necessary to ensure that all of our members comply to our standards. We look at each application independently. We are not black and white as there is always room for a bit of grey.
Qualifications we do not accept
We get applications from a variety of disciplines and unfortunately we can not encompass them all.
We do however accept these qualifications as further Counselling Education that can be added to boost your application.
You must have completed 3+ Years of Supervision and we must see a reference from them. We will need their details so we can get in touch with them directly.
To comply with all of our Accredited Membership you must be receiving supervision. We consider 1.5hrs per month a necessary requirement to ensure that your work is over seen.
Even Supervisors of Counsellors have their own Supervisor.
When you apply for this Accreditation you will be required to provide evidence that you have met this criteria throughout.
CDP and Further Training
Accredited Members must able to show evidence of completing 30 hours CPD per year as standardised through your career in Counselling over 3+ Years of Practice.
This is to ensure that you are always meeting the standards and ethics of the ISPC and supports your clients.
The benefits of continued professional development are that you are up to date and always learning new ways of working with your clients. It will ensure your work is always fulfilling for your clients, and more importantly for yourself.
Are You Ready to Apply for Accredited Membership?
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Therapist Directory Listing
This is Completely Free...
You get a FREE Therapist Directory listing when joining our Accredited Membership. Yes this is completely FREE and no strings attached…
Because we are not for profit and trying to reduce costs for counsellors we feel it necessary to give you what we can for free. Other Directories will cost you in the region of £100 – £200 per year…
Directories are a great way for you to show case your work. But mainly, its great for your Private Practice website. Link your ISPC Therapist Directory Listing to your website. This tells Google that you are worth looking at.
Also, if you join our membership you can also gain reduced rate Directory Listings with Health Hubble, an up and coming star in the world of therapy.
Accredited Memberships and more
Memberships are not open to everyone...
To move from Associate Member to Accredited Member all you need to do is complete your 3+ Years of Practice, Complete our Assessment process and meet the standards set above.
If you need any help or advice please do call or email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
If you are from Europe, Americas, Africa, Middle East or Asia there are different considerations for becoming a member of our society. This being said, we are open to all applications that promotes helping others and bringing about communities. Please do get in touch.
What we would like to do is ensure that you, as a member of the ISPC are equipped to be the best you can be, and having up to date information is crucial for your development…and peace of mind.
Any changes within the ISPC, or within society and law, will be posted on our website.
Renewing or upgrading your membership?
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Codes of Ethics
A full over view of our Codes of Ethics and Practice can be found here. Please read through thoroughly to gain the best possible chance of sustaining your practice and reputation. We seek fair treatment to all.
Making a Complaint
The procedure for making a complaint about a Counsellor, or for that matter a Client please click the link below to follow the process. In most cases we seek to rectify any issues with learning and understanding.
TRAINING FOR OUR FUTURE
Becoming a counsellor
Counsellors work with clients experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties to help them bring about effective change and/or enhance their wellbeing. Clients could have issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and relationship difficulties that are affecting their ability to manage life. Learn how to get qualified!
OUR PUBLIC DUTY
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Counsellors work with clients experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties to help them bring about effective change and/or enhance their wellbeing. Clients could have issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and relationship difficulties that are affecting their ability to manage life.
GIVING YOU PEACE OF MIND
UK Members of the ISPC are able to take advantage of special indemnity insurance rates by applying to Holistic Insurance Services, please contact ISPC for details. Or click the link below to go straight to Holistic Insurance.
WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Are you in the Health & Wellness Industry?
Many health & wellbeing professionals work alone and at times this can be quite isolating. Coming together in a group of other practitioners, coaches and therapists gives you the opportunity to talk about your work, listen to other professionals and make new friends who understand your business and what it means to you.