The Association of Child Psychotherapists is the main professional body for psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapists in the UK. We are responsible for regulating the training and practice standards for our members.
We also provide information to the public about child psychotherapy and are working to increase its availability to children and young people within the public sector, including the NHS, schools and social services.
Established in 1949, we have around 900 members working in the UK and abroad. Membership of the ACP requires adherence to our rules and standards. The ACP is a member of the National Children's Bureau and Young Minds' Policy Group.