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COSRT has a number of different membership categories which are listed below. Please click on any that interest you to find more information. In addition you may be eligible for UKCP registration or listed as a UKCP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor through your membership of COSRT.
Senior members of COSRT who have contributed significantly to the profession of sexual and relationship therapy may become a Fellow.
They must be nominated by their peers. Please contact the Administrator for further details.
Accredited members of COSRT who meet the standards required may apply to become an accredited supervisor.
Accredited membership gives members a title that can be advertised.
This level of membership gives the highest level of protection for the public as accredited members have met rigorous standards and are licensed on an annual basis. They must continue to meet set standards with regard to supervision, minimum practice hours, insurance, continuity of practice and CPD. Click here for further information.
This is a broad level of membership suitable for all therapists who practise sexual, couple or relationship therapy who do not meet the accreditation criteria, or who are in training.
General members must comply with the COSRT Code of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice. Applicants for accreditation must have been a general member for a minimum of one year. Click here for further information.
Those who work in associated professions and have an interest in sexual and relationship therapy may join COSRT as an affiliate member.
This membership category is for those who do not practise as sexual or relationship therapists but who have an interest in the field. Affiliates are bound by Rule 4 of the COSRT Code of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice. Affiliate membership is open to non-clinical practitioners, those working overseas, associated professionals e.g. media representatives and for retired practitioners. Click here for further information.
You may apply for UKCP Registration if you have been accredited by COSRT and successfully completed a four-year COSRT approved course at Masters level.
UKCP registrants are listed on the UKCP public register of psychotherapists. Registrants receive the quarterly UKCP magazine "The Psychotherapist". Please look at the UKCP website for further details of the benefits of registration with UKCP.
You may also be able to apply if you have not completed a four-year COSRT approved course. COSRT is introducing further categories to allow applications for UKCP registration from COSRT members who have either:
- completed a two year COSRT approved course and have other appropriate training, or
- completed a level of training that is equivalent to, or exceeds, that required by a four year COSRT approved course at Masters level.
Please contact the Administrator for further details of how you might achieve UKCP registration.