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We’re currently processing a high volume of new applications for people joining the BPS, plus helping our existing members who would like to join our various networks and registers. We currently estimate that it will take approximately eight weeks to process your application.


The Gender Diversity Specialist Register exists to ensure that psychologists who are registered as experts in this field possess all the requisite knowledge and understanding to practice competently and ethically.

Am I eligible?

The documents provided below outline the necessary criteria which are required in order to join the register. In addition to the specified criteria individuals must also be:

  • Chartered Members with a minimum of 2-years’ experience in the field post-Charter
  • HCPC Registered as a Counselling/Clinical Psychologis

The GDSR is aimed at Level 3 practitioners, the vast majority of which will be those working within NHS Gender Identity Clinics.

Read the full criteria for joining the GDSR.

How do I join?

To apply simply complete and return the form below along with the initial payment of £97.24.

What do I need to do to maintain my registration?

To remain on the register you will need to pay an annual fee of £38.05, which you’ll be invoiced for each year around the anniversary of your joining.

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