Email: enquiries@ppstrust.org | Tel: (+44) 0333 320 8074

Email: enquiries@ppstrust.org | Tel: (+44) 0333 320 8074

Welcome to The Psychologists Protection Society

The Psychologists Protection Society is here to protect practicing professionals and trainees in the talking and listening therapies.  Although originally limited to members from the field of psychology, members now include counsellors, psychotherapists, play therapists, art therapists, music therapists, drama therapists and similar related groups.  We’re a not for profit membership organisation, providing tailored specialist insurance, support and services to members in the UK, Republic of Ireland and other countries in Europe.

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Tailored Insurance

With three different levels of PPS membership available, choose the level of Members Professional Protection Insurance cover you need – Standard Bronze, Top Up Silver or Top Up Gold.  Professional Protection Insurance provides protection against claims for damages arising out of a members professional activities. Membership also includes Public Liability Insurance, which protects members against claims from third parties for damage to property or personal injury. PPS Members can also access a legal helpline to get quick, friendly, pragmatic advice from fully qualified, experienced lawyers.  Click here to join us.

Run by Therapists, for Therapists

As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re here purely for the benefit of our members.  Governed by a Board of Trustees made up of fellow therapists elected from the PPS membership roll, we have the expertise necessary to provide the best possible support, at a time when it is needed the most.  Click here to join us.

Need More Reasons to Join Us?

With so many protection and insurance providers out there, why choose The Psychologists Protection Society?

  • Members can apply for assistance from our Discretionary Trust Fund, which in the past has provided: help with employment issues, support with contractual and practice issues and counselling and mediation.
  • We want to help members avoid professional difficulties in the first place.  So, our Trustees provide tailored CPD events and, when necessary, swift, therapy-specific advice
  • With over 40 years experience, we have a track record of providing help to our members when they need it the most.  So why not join an organisation that is here to protect you while you do what you do best – helping your clients.

Click here to view 7 Great Reasons to Join The Psychologists Protection Society

Who can Join?

Counsellors, Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Art(s) Therapists, Music Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Dance Movement Psychotherapists, Play Therapists, Hypnotherapists, Transactional Analysts, Family Therapists, Drama Therapists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Counselling Psychologists, Similar related professionals and trainees.

FREE CPD events

PPS offers access to tailored Continuous Professional Development activities designed to help you as you practice and avoid professional difficulties in the first place. PPS has a seperate online resource dedicated to promoting high standards of professional practice by practitioners in the talking and listening therapy services.

Click here to visit The Professional Practitioner Portal.

Latest News

2018 Nominations Announcement

On Monday 30th July 2018 PPS announced the opening of nominations for election to the Psychologists Protection Society Trust, Board of Trustees. As per the Articles of Association, there were three Trustee positions available. The closing date for...

Call for Nominations to the PPS Trust Board of Trustees

Call for Nominations to the PPS Trust Board of Trustees PPS is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for election to the 2018/19 Psychologists Protection Society Trust Board. The role of Trustees is to oversee any claims made to the Members...

Announcement: Death of Former PPS Chairman Dr Douglas McFadzean

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of former Psychologists Protection Society Trust Chairman Dr Douglas McFadzean.  He passed away at home in Stirling, Scotland on Thursday 28th June 2018. Douglas was one of NHS Scotland's most experienced...

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How “private” is your practice in cyberspace? Are you tech ready? hosted by our second speaker – Catherine Knibbs

Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? hosted by our first speaker – Philip Cox ... See MoreSee Less

Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? hosted by our first speaker – Philip Cox

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The PPS office is closed on Friday as we are holding our AGM and CPD event in Manchester. Urgent enquiries should be made to enquiries@ppstrust.org Interested in joining us online or in person? Visit www.ppstrust.org/manchester for more information ... See MoreSee Less

The PPS office is closed on Friday as we are holding our AGM and CPD event in Manchester.  Urgent enquiries should be made to enquiries@ppstrust.org   Interested in joining us online or in person? Visit www.ppstrust.org/manchester for more information

Have you signed up for our free online CPD event - Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? - Dr Philip Cox

All the key professional registration bodies report an increase in the number of formal complaints. One response has been to update codes of ethics to protect the public from unethical and incompetent practices. It may surprise therapists to learn that irrespective of a client’s presenting issue, the therapeutic modality applied or practice context within the Western world, around 10% of people attending therapy report experiencing their therapy as harmful. The figure increases for marginalised groups and individuals. The figure for therapists reporting on their personal therapy is 27% to 40%. This presentation explores whether the new codes of ethics intended to limit harm actually risk engendering harm.

An essential aspect of ethics is to safeguard clients from harm that may have occurred from attending therapy. In a profession that is inherent with risks because we work in-relation-with-others, therapists who seem not to succeed in meeting the delicate balance between doing good work vs. poorer work can become enmeshed in quasi-legal complaint procedures. The culture of publicly ‘naming and shaming’ therapists is having an unintended outcome because the public process means an important debate around this sensitive topic risks being silenced. It seems the policy of naming and shaming may itself contribute to further difficulties and anxiety, and so may engender defensive practices and more complaints. This presentation suggests the awareness, discussion and management of unintended harm signals good and ethically-grounded practice, rather than poor clinical practice.

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Have you signed up for our free online CPD event - Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? - Dr Philip CoxAll the key professional registration bodies report an increase in the number of formal complaints. One response has been to update codes of ethics to protect the public from unethical and incompetent practices. It may surprise therapists to learn that irrespective of a client’s presenting issue, the therapeutic modality applied or practice context within the Western world, around 10% of people attending therapy report experiencing their therapy as harmful. The figure increases for marginalised groups and individuals. The figure for therapists reporting on their personal therapy is 27% to 40%. This presentation explores whether the new codes of ethics intended to limit harm actually risk engendering harm.An essential aspect of ethics is to safeguard clients from harm that may have occurred from attending therapy. In a profession that is inherent with risks because we work in-relation-with-others, therapists who seem not to succeed in meeting the delicate balance between doing good work vs. poorer work can become enmeshed in quasi-legal complaint procedures. The culture of publicly ‘naming and shaming’ therapists is having an unintended outcome because the public process means an important debate around this sensitive topic risks being silenced. It seems the policy of naming and shaming may itself contribute to further difficulties and anxiety, and so may engender defensive practices and more complaints. This presentation suggests the awareness, discussion and management of unintended harm signals good and ethically-grounded practice, rather than poor clinical practice.https://www.ppstrust.org/manchester

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Psychologists Protection Society and PPS are the trading names for the Psychologists Protection Society Trust (PPST) which is an Introducer Appointed Representative of SWIM Ltd. All insurance policies are arranged and administered by Psychologists Protection Services Ltd (PPS Ltd) which is an Appointed Representative of SWIM Ltd. SWIM Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Psychologists Protection Services Ltd is registered in Scotland No. SC379274. Registered Office: The eCentre, Cooperage Way, Alloa, FK10 3LP.

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