FiP currently has around 100 members, from as far and wide as Devon to Scotland and a couple of overseas members too.  It has a Board of Directors and other dedicated groups all of whom meet regularly either face to face or through digital conferencing to ensure the smooth running of FiP.


Chair and Treasurer: Helen Bailey
Secretary: Rachel Child

Other Directors:
Susannah Burn
David Hayter
Irene Tagg


Membership Committee

The membership committee is responsible for policies and processes supporting FiP members and for operating the oversight procedures expected of an organisational member of UKCP. The committee is led by David Hayter with a team of individuals supporting the operation of annual renewal processes including CPD returns and reaccreditation groups. This committee also maintains up to date policy guidance and supports membership queries.

Applications Committee

The applications committee is headed by Rachel Child who chairs a team of individuals briefed in relevant processes and able to undertake reviews and assessment of applications. They are responsible for maintaining and operating the processes required to deal with applications for FiP membership and also have responsibility for FiP’s critical role as an accrediting organisation member of FiP. In connection with this latter responsibility they develop, maintain and operate rigorous processes consistent with admission standards defined in the Standards of Education and Training  (SETs) set out by UKCP and CPJA.

Ethics Committee

The Ethics committee led by Irene Tagg underpins FiP’s commitment to ethical and professional practice. It reviews and publishes guidance to members and oversees the policies and processes for responding to complaints and ethical challenges affecting both individual members and FiP itself.

Clinical complaints (i.e. relating to member’s work with clients) are heard by an individual member’s registering body (predominantly UKCP). The ethics committee is therefore able to offer independent support and advice to members with concerns about anticipated or actual complaints.

Continuing Professional Development  (“CPD”) Committee

The position of chair of FiP’s CPD group is currently vacant. The group itself however remains active and has a developed programme of CPD events. The current ambition is to offer 3, free to member, CPD events each year.