information for the public


One of UPCA's primary objectives is to protect the public by promoting safe and ethical psychotherapy and counselling practice amongst its members.

In support of this UPCA intends to appoint a lay member to its governing body. If this opportunity is of interest to you please contact us for further information. We would particularly be interested in hearing from anyone who has used the services of our members.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity


UPCA recognises the contribution of all its members and associates, and the diversity and vulnerability of those seeking counselling and psychotherapy, so is therefore committed to eliminating discrimination and to promoting equality and diversity for all. Our full Equal Opportunities and Diversity Statement can be found here

having your say

UPCA is interested in receiving feedback and hearing your views, whether you are a member of the association or a member of the public. The main ways you can communicate with us are:

  • If you are a member, via your training institution or by attending our Annual General Meeting usually held in November each year - for information about this please see News & Events
  • By contacting us at any time by email or telephone

standards for members

UPCA sets out certain standards that its members are expected to follow in terms of both ethics and practice