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Reaccreditation Service

As an NSTT member we operate a reaccreditation service for our Full Clinical Members of UKCP.

As a training and accrediting Organisational Member, we both train and accredit our graduates to the UKCP register and can accredit those who have not trained through us.

All full clinical members of UKCP must undergo the re-accreditation process every five years to demonstrate and evidence some elements of how they practice as a psychotherapist or psychotherapeutic counsellor.

This procedure is a necessary process which exists:

  1. To underpin and promote reflective and informed practice and continuing professional development.
  2. To underpin and support best practice in a way that benefits practitioners and service users.

The Reaccreditation Procedure

As your Organisational Member, this is a service we undertake for you, and we ask for your cooperation and diligence in this process. Your membership fees for NSTT pay for this service; therefore, we ask that you keep up with your membership fees so we can carry out this process efficiently.

We will contact you in January or February of the year your re-accreditation is due. All re-accreditations must be complete by October of that year. Therefore, we ask that all your documentation be submitted by the end of August at the latest. If you fail to respond to this, your UKCP membership will be at risk, so please ensure your contact details are kept up to date so we can contact you.

You will receive a link to this page upon contact. The form on this page will also allow you to submit all your documents.

Documents Required

Supervision Record

  • This must verify the provision of your supervision over the previous five years.
  • All supervision should be signed off by your supervisor(s)/peer supporter(s).
  • A statement from your current supervisor(s)/peer supporter(s) verifying the amount of contracted supervision carried out should also be provided, along with their name and qualifications.

Clinical Record

  • We require documentation which gives an overview of your clinical hours over the last five years.
  • The minimum clinical hours per year required is 50.
  • If you would like to download a template of a log for your own use you can do so via the link below.
  • When you click the link, click file on the top left, download, then choose excel.
  • Clinical hours and supervision log link

Continuing Professional Development

  • You will need to provide details of CPD over the previous five years.
  • A minimum requirement of 250 hours over five years, normally with a minimum of 20 hours in any year.
  • You must provide details of all CPD undertaken and documentary evidence of at least 50 hours.
  • To read the CPD policy you can do so via the following link Continuing Professional Development | The NCHP
  • If you would like to download a template to keep a record of your CPD you can do so via the link below.
  • When you click the link, it will take you through to a Google Drive file, click file on the top left, download, then excel.
  • CPD log template

Professional Indemnity Cover

  • You must submit evidence of your current indemnity insurance, which must be adequate for your work.

Practice Development

  • For this section, you will need to:
    1. Attend a specific supervision session with your usual supervisor/s or a senior member of a peer support group to discuss your development over the last five years. The length and format of this can be determined between you and your supervisor/s.
    2. Write a reflective statement based on this session to demonstrate how your practice has developed over the past five years, which must be signed by your supervisor/s.
    3. Provide a written statement from your supervisor/s reporting on this session and commenting on your development.
      • Your supervision, your reflective statement and your supervisors must reflect:
        • Your personal development needs and interests.
        • How your practice and development reflect the Diversity and Equality Policy of UKCP.
      • Your reflective statement needs to demonstrate your reflexive awareness as a practitioner.

What happens once your documents are submitted?

  • Upon submission of your form, you will be contacted by our membership secretary to confirm receipt.
  • Your documents will then be passed to our re-accreditation assessors for review.
  • As your OM, we will report to UKCP whether you have successfully completed the re-accreditation process.

If the assessor has concerns:

  • Suppose there are any concerns regarding a member’s submission. In that case, the member will be contacted in the first instance and at the earliest opportunity with reasons for the concerns, and we will attempt at this stage to find an informal resolution.
  • The member will receive the appeals procedure if a resolution cannot be found successfully.
  • If, after the process, it is determined that the member is not meeting the requirements for re-accreditation, we will provide a written report outlining the decision process and the reasons for making this decision.
  • We will then report to UKCP that the member has not been successful in their re-accreditation process.
  • To appeal a reaccreditation decision please see the full policy via the link here Reaccreditation Policy | The NCHP
Reaccreditation of UKCP Members The National Society of Talking Therapies

Submission Form