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Member Assistance

We have the expertise to support you at a time when you need it the most.  If you find yourself in difficulties or in need of assistance, it is important that you telephone, email or write to us as soon as possible. Once you have made contact, we can determine the best way to help you:

Making a claim

When a PPS Member finds themselves in difficulties and wishes to make a claim, they should contact us.  Please note: any verbal notifications must be followed up in writing by email or letter as soon as possible. All Members Professional Protection Insurance claims are handled by experienced fellow practitioners who understand the issues you face and who will guide you through the claims process.  All Public Liability claims will be handled by the insurer providing the policy.

FREE legal helpline

As a member of The Psychologists Protection Society, you have access to our free legal helpline and can receive confidential, telephone-based legal advice related to any professional issues you may be facing.  This legal helpine is only available to members in The United Kingdom and Ireland.  Alternative arrangements will be made for members resident elsewhere in Europe.

Financial help from the PPS Discretionary Trust Fund

PPS members can apply for assistance from our unique Discretionary Trust Fund. Managed by the PPS Board of Trustees, members can apply for financial support when facing a claim. In the past, it has been used to fund help with employment disputes, support with contractual and practice issues, and additional counselling and mediation.

FREE therapy-specific advice and support

With an active Board of Trustees made up of experienced fellow professionals in the talking and listening therapies, we are able to offer therapy-specific advice and support to our members. Our Trustees are on hand to look at any professional issues that you have in complete confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you got a question? Review our FAQs relating to Applying, Current Members and General Queries. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us.

Did you know that you can register to watch our free CPD events online?

Event 1 - Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? - 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. 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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Did you know that you can register to watch our free CPD events online?Event 1 - Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? - 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. 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.www.ppstrust.org/manchester

An Invitation to 2 FREE CPD Events to be held at our AGM in Manchester on Friday Evening 2nd November 2018

PPS Members can attend free of charge. Please note: tickets are limited. PPS Members and Non Members can participate online for free.

Naming and Shaming Therapists: Protecting the Public or Harming Therapy? Presented by Philip Cox : 17.15 - 18.15

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. 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.

How “Private” is Your Practice in Cyberspace? Are you Tech Ready? Presented by Catherine Knibbs : 20.15 - 21.15

Cyberspace offers Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists a space to connect, advertise and work using the medium of technology. However this technology comes with risks and dangers for us as practitioners, from our own social media to cyber security. This is much more than GDPR and Facebook. Our privacy and our clients’ can be compromised if we don’t understand how cyberspace operates and how our presence in this space can affect us. The talk will give a brief overview of the issues we can face with Q&A about any of this.

Venue : Renaissance City Centre Hotel, Blackfriars St, Manchester, M3 2EQ

Tickets and further details available from our website at www.ppstrust.org/manchester
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An Invitation to 2 FREE CPD Events to be held at our AGM in Manchester on Friday Evening 2nd November 2018PPS Members can attend free of charge. Please note: tickets are limited. PPS Members and Non Members can participate online for free.Naming and Shaming Therapists: Protecting the Public or Harming Therapy? Presented by Philip Cox : 17.15 - 18.15All 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. 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.How “Private” is Your Practice in Cyberspace? Are you Tech Ready?  Presented by Catherine Knibbs : 20.15 - 21.15Cyberspace offers Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists a space to connect, advertise and work using the medium of technology. However this technology comes with risks and dangers for us as practitioners, from our own social media to cyber security. This is much more than GDPR and Facebook. Our privacy and our clients’ can be compromised if we don’t understand how cyberspace operates and how our presence in this space can affect us. The talk will give a brief overview of the issues we can face with Q&A about any of this.Venue : Renaissance City Centre Hotel, Blackfriars St, Manchester, M3 2EQTickets and further details available from our website at www.ppstrust.org/manchester

 

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