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BABCP is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland. We have more than 20,000 members - including nurses, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists and other health professionals as well as students and trainees.

Membership benefits

Joining BABCP makes you part of a CBT community and the lead organisation for promoting the advancement of CBT.

Benefits include:

  • Preferential rates at nationally organised Annual and Spring Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and CPD events, with many delivered free of charge
  • Free copies of the membership magazine CBT Today
  • Free copies of the journal Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy and free access to our online journal the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist - plus the opportunity to submit and publish articles for these high-quality peer-reviewed journals
  • Access to a wide range of live and recorded CPD Webinars
  • Access to a wide range of information and services via the BABCP website
  • Membership of a lively network of regional Branches and Special Interest Groups who organise their own CPD events
  • The opportunity to become accredited as a CBT psychotherapist, trainer or supervisor, or registered as a Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Automatic membership of the European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies, (EABCT)  and the European community, allowing members to attend the annual European Congress and tri-annual World Congress at preferential rates
  • Automatic membership to the World Confederation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (WCCBT) making you part of a global body and the resources it provides.
  • Exclusive preferential rates for professional liability and indemnity insurance cover with Balens Ltd.


  • Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. 
  • There are different fee rates available but all membership has the same status. 
  • All members have to sign up to the BABCP Conduct of Standards, Performance and Ethics.
  • Only those Accredited by BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist / Trainer / Clinical Supervisor, Evidence Based Parent Trainer or a Registered Wellbeing Practitioner are able to promote their BABCP Membership and will appear on the CBT Register. These require an additional application to demonstrate how the Minimum Training Standards have been met. 

Please check the current membership fees before applying. 

If you are an existing BABCP member, or your membership expired within the last month, please complete the Subscription Amendment Form to change your subscription rate. If you have any queries, please contact the membership team

If you have previously been a BABCP member, and you want to rejoin, click here.

Standard Rate Membership

 Please select from the options:

Student Rate Membership

If you are a student, you can enjoy all the benefits of BABCP membership at a reduced rate. Journal access is online rather than as a physical copy.

Associate Rate Membership

This is aimed at retired CBT practitioners and applicants from developing countries. 

Reduced Rate Membership

A reduced rate is available to members not in receipt of income or earning below £24,214 per annum. Further details on eligibility and evidence required are included on the reduced rate application form.

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