Independent Practitioners SIG

Independent Practitioners Special Interest Group (IPSIG)

Do you work as an independent CBT practitioner, or might you be thinking about independent practice?

If yes, join the BABCP Independent Practitioners Special Interest Group (IPSIG) which was established in 2003. All members of BABCP are welcome.

The purpose of IPSIG is to represent the interest of full and part-time independent practitioners and to bring matters affecting independent practice to the attention of the Association.


It aims to ensure that issues of independent practice, and any problems arising from it, are addressed and resolved in accordance with the guidelines for good practice of the BABCP. Membership is free and all IPSIG members benefit from:

  • reduced rates at nationwide specialised workshops and conferences with topics relating to working in independent practice
  • being part of a forum of independent practitioners and be kept up to date with recent developments
  • having access to useful materials (articles and downloads), documents and information needed to work successfully in independent practice
  • being able to advertise your practice on our website directory
  • networking opportunities to find supervision, regional groups, peers with similar interests or simply support with anything related to working in independent practice

BABCP Private Practice Guidelines

In conjunction with members of the IPSIG committee and other BABCP members, the BABCP Private Practice Guidelines was launched in April 2023. This was published with the aim of supporting members who are considering working in private practice. You can find this invaluable guide here.

Committee Members

Co-chairs Colin Blowers & Faz Parkar
Secretary Sarah McCartney
Treasurer Caroline Taylor
Ordinary Members                Linda Berkeley, Sonya Black, Shamira Graham, Lee Grant, Taf Kunorubwe, Ronald Lyle, Emma Morton, Derek Reilly, Roger Smith, Caroline Taylor, Lorna Vincent


To contact our committee, email:

Join us

Membership is open to any BABCP member. You can join here (login required).

Find a Therapist survey

The IPSIG conducted a survey of SIG members in December 2022 about use of the Find a Therapist webpage. The findings have been collated and are available here.


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