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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.


ROPSIP is a register for psychologists working within the field of psychotherapy to be able to show their experience and to make themselves available to clients via the register.

Am I eligible?

If you have worked within the field of psychotherapy since becoming eligible for Chartered Membership then you can join ROPSIP.

There are 2 levels of registration:

  • Practitioner – requiring you to have a minimum of 2 years psychotherapy experience post-Charter
  • Senior Practitioner - requiring you to have a minimum of 8 years psychotherapy experience post-Charter

To apply to be on the Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy applicants must:

  • be a Chartered Member
  • be suitably experienced, since eligibility for Charter, in the field of psychotherapy
  • be supported by a senior work colleague who can attest to your experience in the field
  • sign a declaration confirming that you integrate the 6 principles of the Register into your practice in the field

How do I apply?

To apply simply complete and return the form below along with the initial payment of £59.19 along with the non-refundable application fee.

What do I need to do to maintain my registration?

To remain on the register you will need to pay an annual fee for which you’ll be invoiced each year.

Every 5-years there will be a random audit of registrants’ CPD.

All registrants will be contacted in advance of this with detail around the specific requirements.

Those selected for audit will have their CPD records assessed by the Society’s Membership Advisory Group (MAG).

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