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Eligibility for Membership

There are many benefits from joining BSCAH

Applications are invited from those registered with the GMC, GDC, NMC, HCPC, BACP (Accred), UKCP (Accred), BABCP (Accred), BaDn, GOsC, Chartered Clinical/Counselling Psychologists. 

Please note that automatic eligibility acceptance of is under review for those registered with BACP, UKCP and BABCP due to the Professional bodies SCOpEd initiative. If you have not previously been accredited by any of these bodies please send us your CV to

Psychotherapists and Postgraduate Counsellors may be eligible for membership but please contact with details of your CV and training, who will then pass your application to the Education Committee for decision.

Holding a degree in psychology is NOT in itself a clinical qualification and BSCAH does not accept hypnotherapy qualifications as clinical qualifications.

For those who wish to pursue research rather than clinical interests, a degree in psychology IS acceptable and those with first or further degrees who are pursuing academic careers fulfil the criteria of eligibility for membership.