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What elements do I need in place to register with your platform?
What elements do I need in place to register with your platform?
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Written by Iain
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Due to unprecedented demand, we are currently not accepting any new applications. This will likely resume in late 2023 so please check back then.

So that we can attend to clients and our current team of therapists, we are not able to answer any questions from new applicants.

Our previous requirements for joining can be found below in case you are interested in joining in the future.

Thank you for your understanding.

We are currently only accepting new applications from psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors with availability for in-person sessions in UK locations due to unprecedented demand to join the Platform. We are at capacity in several locations, so your application may be rejected. We are currently not accepting new applications for locations in Central London, Brighton, Hove, or Barry.

In-person sessions should be offered for the duration of your time on the Platform. (You can and should offer online and phone availability in addition to this but we are not able accept applications for online-only work due to client demand.)

Please note that an application does not guarantee acceptance to the Platform. We select members based on client demand and on the factors below. Do read the rest of this article fully before submitting your profile to check if the Platform would suit your way of working and to avoid any disappointment if you don't meet the criteria.

The type of therapists we accept to work with are:

  • Caring. Therapists aligned to us are respectful, polite and compassionate towards their clients and to our team.

  • Reliable. Therapists keep their diary up to date at all times and honour new bookings. Therapists who reject bookings unavoidably and repeatedly, will usually result in an automatic account pause due to the negative effect to clients embarking on therapy.

  • Consistent. Therapists communicate clearly with their clients with regards to how they work, what to expect, upcoming breaks etc and work within this defined therapeutic frame.

  • Work in-depth. Therapists form meaningful ongoing therapeutic relationships. Clients that contact us will be expecting the opportunity to forge a therapeutic connection, often over a long period of time. The Platform therefore is not suited to one-off consultations or short term work. Therapists’ profiles may not be actively marketed where client return rate and average sessions are short.

  • Self-sufficient. As independent practitioners, therapists will manage their own diaries including rescheduling, refunds and correspondence in between sessions.

  • Tech-savvy. To use our practice management system, therapists are adept with IT and make use of our automated bot to help with most questions.

To join the Harley Therapy Platform, you will need to have :

  • insurance to practice privately

  • ongoing supervision

  • a clean, quiet and professional room you practice from (including for online sessions)

  • access to a high-quality internet connection to allow effective online sessions.

  • an accreditation or registration (depending on the registration body and level of membership) with :

AC : Association for Coaching

ACAT : Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy

ACC : Association of Christian Counsellors (Accredited Counsellor members only)

ACP : Association of Child Psychotherapists

ADMP : Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

APCP : Irish Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists

APECS : Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (Accredited members only)

AP : Addiction Professionals (previously SMMGP/FDAP : Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners)

BAAT : British Association of Art Therapists

BABCP : British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (Accredited members only)

BACP : British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered or Accredited members only)

BADTH : British Association of Dramatherapists

BAMT : British Association of Music Therapy

BAPT : British Association of Play Therapists

BICA : British Infertility Counseling Association

BPC : British Psychoanalytic Council

BPS : British Psychological Society (Chartered Psychologists only)

COSCA : Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

COSRT : College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

EMDR UK : EMDR Association UK

FTAI : Family Therapy Association of Ireland

GMC : General Medical Council

HCPC : Health and Care Professions Council

IACP : Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

IAHIP : Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy

ICF : International Coach Federation

ISST : International Society of Schema Therapy

NCAC : National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate

NCPS : National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (previously NCS/National Counselling Society)

NMC : Nursing and Midwifery Council

PSI : Psychological Society of Ireland

PTUK : Play and Creative Arts Therapists

RC PSYCH : Royal College of Psychiatrists

UKAHPP : UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners

UKATA : UK Association for Transactional Analysis

UKCP : UK Council for Psychotherapy

Please note that we cannot work with therapists who are under investigation or facing disciplinary action.

We are not currently accepting new applications from hypnotherapists, practitioners who only work online or by phone, or any practitioners who only hold a professional registration with one of the professional bodies listed below (list is not exhaustive) :

AFSFH : Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

ANLP : Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming

APHP : Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

BATHH : British Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists & NLP Practitioners

BSCH : British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

CNHC : Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council

EFT INTERNATIONAL : Emotional Freedom Techniques

FHT : Federation of Holistic Therapists

GHR : General Hypnotherapy Register

HA : Hypnotherapy Association

HS : The National Hypnotherapy Society

HGI : The Human Givens Institute

ICP : International Council of Psychotherapists

NACHP : National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists

NCH : National Council for Hypnotherapy

NCIP : National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists

NLPTCA : Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association

NRAH : British National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists

NRHP : National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists

You are welcome to continue to apply to the Platform, but please be aware that you will be added to a waitlist if you do not meet the current requirements in place.

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