Renew or upgrade your membership
To renew or upgrade:
Download and fill out the form below with your NAME and MEMBERSHIP NUMBER, this is to help us identify you.
Add any updated details into the form, and state RENEW, or UPGRADE.
1 Application Form
2 Email Application
Once the application form has been filled out, please email this to:
Please attach all documents to this email
b) Placement Signatures
c) Supervisor Reference
d) Any Supporting Documents
Or if sending by post, please send to:
ISPC, Greetwell Place, Lime Kiln Way, Lincoln, LN2 4US
3 Please Pay
Paying: Please use the PAYPAL link below or if paying via bank transfer please state this in your email and we will send you our details. Then please pay the amount relevant to your application.
Renew Student MEMBERSHIP
Associate, Full, Fellow MEMBERSHIP
Renew or Upgrade to:
As soon as we have received your application form, relevant documents and payment we will process your details and you will be notified of your progression.
And now your insurance....
Upgrading your membership
Student members may apply for Associate Membership upon qualifying with a minimum qualification of Advanced Certificate (Level 4).
Associate Members may apply for their membership level to be upgraded to Full Membership upon obtaining their Diploma if they can provide evidence that they have been practising as a Counsellor for at least two years. Alternatively, Associate Members who hold the minimum qualification of an Advanced certificate in counselling and can provide evidence that they have been practising as a Counsellor for a total of five years can apply for their membership to be upgraded to Full Membership.
Full Members may apply for their membership level to be upgraded to Fellow Membership upon obtaining their Degree if they can provide evidence that they have been practising as a Counsellor for a total of five years.
Alternatively, Full Members who hold a minimum qualification of a Diploma in counselling and can provide evidence that they have been practising as a Counsellor for a total of ten years can apply for their membership to be upgraded to Fellow Membership.
The ISPC believes that qualifications and experience are both equally important in the professional lives of the Counsellor. We therefore allow for membership upgrades to be accessible for all members. The purpose of permitting access to a higher grade of membership through the five and ten year system allows for experienced Counsellors who hold recognised qualifications to gain higher status based on previous experience rather than recent qualifications.
The ISPC recognises that Counsellors, like clients, are individual people. Therefore, it is possible that a highly qualified Counsellor may not in reality be as effective as a more experienced Counsellor who holds a lower qualification.
Likewise, if the experienced Counsellor does not keep up to date with counselling training and theory they too may become less effective. Bearing this in mind the ISPC will treat each application as an individual application and awards of membership are therefore awarded at the grade deemed appropriate within the current rules and practices of the ISPC.
However, unlike some organisations, once an applicant has been elected to a certain level of membership the qualification requirements are not changed. The assessment will be based on the information and evidence supplied by the applicant and after each individual application has been thoroughly validated.
Please note: Membership of the ISPC is not open to everyone. Candidates for membership are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of attainment in their work and qualifications. This may seem, to some extent, restrictive, but we need to protect our clients as well as the organisation and ourselves. We will not, however, move the goal posts for current members once enrolled.
Annual Fee Only £46.50
Giving you peace of mind
All members of the ISPC are able to take advantage of special indemnity insurance rates by applying to Holistic Insurance Services, please contact ISPC for details.
We encourage all students and accredited members to keep up to date with their training. If you're in need of further information please contact us and we'll endeavour to help.
Become a member
If you're looking to enhance your counselling framework and ethics please join the ISPC. We want to provide the same level of service that you would provide to your clients.