Joining Our Register

The BPC enjoys an excellent reputation for maintaining high professional standards for psychoanalytic practice. Your BPC registration means that the public can be confident that your training and clinical work are of the highest standard and are underpinned by a growing evidence base showing the efficacy of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Registrants are required to be members of one of our Member Institutions, comply with our Code of Ethics, undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and sign an annual declaration. Registrants appear on our public Register. This is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, who report to the UK Parliament.

Being a BPC Registrant means you are part of a uniquely psychoanalytically orientated and highly regarded organisation.

Eligibility to Join Our Register

There are two routes to join the BPC’s register;

  1. Completing one of our accredited trainings
  2. Being granted equivalence by one of our Member Institutions (see further information about equivalence in the document below)

Once you have completed the training or been granted equivalence, you must register with one of our Member Institutions before you can join our register. See our Member Institutions here. Your Member Institution will then provide you with the form to register with the BPC.

Registrant Benefits

Registrants receive:

  • an entry on our Professional Standards Authority accredited public Register with ability to upload details about your clinical practice and a photo if you wish
  • a monthly eNewsletter that provides timely updates on the latest events and publications to support your work, information about campaigns we are working on, and details of job opportunities in the profession
  • a termly edition of our highly regarded magazine, New Associations, and opportunities to contribute to the publication
  • discounts and priority booking to our seminars and conferences
  • opportunities to network with your colleagues, some of whom are internationally regarded as experts in the field
  • opportunities to engage with our Scholars Network that is designed to be a bridge between academic thinking and clinical work
  • opportunities to join our committees and task groups to help support the growth and development of psychoanalytic thinking, training and clinical standards to support us in pursuing our charitable objects

Our registration year is from 01 April to 31 March.

Registration Fees and Categories

Our registration fees for 2022/23 are as follow:

  • Registrant (full) £324.00
  • Registrant (newly qualified) £262.00
  • Registrant (pre retired) £135.00
  • Registrant (NHS only) £135.00
  • Registrant (Teaching only) £135.00
  • Registrant (Supervisory only) £135.00
  • Deferred Registrant £135.00

Registrant (full) category: Most registrants are in this category, it is for registrants who have been qualified for two or more years, are clinically active and seeing patients.

Newly qualified category: Registrants who graduated from a BPC accredited training within the last two years and have not been a BPC registrant prior to this.

Pre-retired category: Registrants winding down their practice and not accepting new patients. Registration under this category is limited to a maximum period of 5 years and a maximum of 120 hours of clinical practice / patient contact per annum.

NHS category: Registrants only working clinically in the NHS, have no other clinical work and are subject to the NHS clinical governance requirements.

Supervisory / Teacher categories: Registrants not seeing patients but wish to continue to supervise or teach within training courses which require BPC registration.

Deferred category: Registrants not currently seeing patients in the UK (for example, taking a career break or working overseas). Deferred Registrants are not required to undertake CPD but are now subject to our Ethical Guidelines and our Complaints Procedure.

View our CPD information and requirements

If you join us later in the registration year, your initial fee will be a pro rata amount, calculated quarterly, of the above rates.

We only offer refunds for membership fees part way through the registration year in exceptional circumstances.

If you are an existing Registrant and wish to update your online profile then please click here.

The BPC has the right to refuse to renew registration or may remove a Registrant’s name from the Register should they consider a registrant has failed to adequately fulfil our CPD requirements or our annual declaration.

Equivalence Guidance to MIs

Updated Equivalence Guidance to MIs
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