Join PCU - Membership

Membership - how to join

I can’t recommend the PCU highly enough. There is no doubt that in 2017 they saved my self-belief and my career!  In 2017 I faced an extremely upsetting and complex problem at work, being accused of professional wrong-doing.  A total lack of support and bullying by my line manager and senior management left me worn down and doubting myself.   Despite the fact I had not been a member when the incident happened PCU immediately agreed to help me. They offered me unconditional emotional support and practical advice for 6 months.  Without them I would definitely not have been able to move on and find the strength to find a new counselling and psychotherapy job.  As a result of my experience  I would urge everyone who works as a counsellor and psychotherapist to join the PCU in case, and before, any problems arise - PCU Member 2018.

All trainee and qualified therapists: counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and psychological and wellbeing practitioners etc are warmly invited to become members of the Union. Please read the Union Constitution.


  • Practising therapists: £60 per year, or £5 per month
  • Trainees, retired and unemployed therapists: £12 per year, or £1 per month
  • Members may also apply to pay a reduced subscription if their circumstances require it

Process to join:

Please complete either of the following two options to join by post or email:

  1. Print off and complete the union flyer here and post to  PCU, 34 King Edward

    Road, Northampton, NN1 5LU.

  2. Copy and complete the required information categories below into an email and send to

Your Practice: e.g private/NHS/other organisation, qualified/trainee, clients/supervision/ training/management
Training course:
Training organisation:
Training dates:
Payment of subscriptions:
Amount and date paid:
Please indicate if you are paying monthly/annually (cross one out)


Make your standing order payable to: PCU, Unity Trust Bank plc, 60-83-01, 20357063; please use your name as reference.

Membership benefits

  • Draw on the union's resources for help with employment issues, complaints, harassment, etc (see about PCU).
  • Join this site and use the members' area, including discussion forums, events calendar, members map, resource, projects and campaign groups.
  • Join the lively google discussion group.
  • Play a part and have a say in the development and organisation of the Union and the campaigns which we undertake.

Members - using this site

Members can access the members areas - forums, calendars and resources: