UPCA was founded in 1993 as the Universities Psychotherapy Association (UPA) with the object of furthering the development of psychotherapy training.

Since then the objectives and organisation of the association have evolved to encompass a greater focus on protecting the public in addition to its original aims.

 

UPCA is run by a governing body known as the Council. The objectives of UPCA are to:

  • To protect the public by promoting safe and ethical psychotherapy and counselling practice amongst its members.
  • To enhance and develop public confidence in members psychotherapy and counselling practice.
  • To promote high standards of psychotherapeutic training and education.
  • To provide a forum for the exploration of the common ground of psychotherapy and counselling.
  • To develop the academic and research base of psychotherapy and counselling.

Council Members

Alistair Ross

CHAIR OF UPCA COUNCIL

Associate Professor Psychotherapy at Oxford University

Nancy Hakim Dowek

CHAIR OF UTC

DProf Course Leader at NSPC
Foundation Course Leader at the Existential Academy

Tracey Fuller

CHAIR OF MEMBERSHIP

Senior Affiliated Lecturer at Cambridge University

Phil Goss

CHAIR OF ETHICS & COMPLAINTS

Director Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of Warwick

Fran Renwick

UPCA COUNCIL MEMBER

Faisal Mahmood

COUNCIL MEMBER

Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy at Newman University

Dwight Turner

SENIOR LECTURER, CHAIR OF TRAINING & STANDARDS

Counselling and Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Course University of Brighton

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Committees

The following committees report to the UPCA Council:

Ethics Committee

Research Committee

Training Standards Committee

Equalities and Diversity Committee

Membership Committee