Previous members of those bodies are invited
to contact us.
General enquiries about membership can be made to
. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please include a CV/resume and details of all the therapies you
practice and trainings you have had.
Membership is organised into LEVELS
and DIVISIONS. Levels are grades
of membership. Divisions are groups of therapies that members practise.
For a limited period, we are offering LIFETIME* membership to fully
qualified persons for a single fee - no annual renewals!
* Lifetime refers to the lifetime of the organisation
- International applicants welcome
- Single fee for full membership - no annual renewals
- Certificate of membership suitable for framing (issued for
Licentiate level or above)
- Duplicate certificates available at small fee if you have more than
- Use of Institute initials
- Use of institute "Phoenix" logo - a special members' badge is under
construction ( for use by Licentiate members or above on websites etc.)
- Code of ethics provides framework for professional responsibility
- Discounts on selected Inst.M.P. approved and/or accredited courses,
and on other professional development products/certifications from time to time
- Insurance available (subject to acceptance) from our recommended
insurance intermediary (UK only)
- Your practice details on our website (under construction)
- Email newsletter for members only (starting soon)
- A full web page on our site with your photo and all your details for
an annual fee - useful if you do not have your own website
- Other benefits, and special qualifications only available to
members, to be announced in due course
LEVELS are as follows:
Student: (no membership initials)
Requirement for student membership: Enrolment on a course approved
or accredited by Inst.M.P.
Student fees: Waived (free) for students on UK College of Holistic
GBP 25 (25 Pounds Sterling) per year for students on other courses (unless
another arrangement exists).
Licentiate Member: (Lic.Inst.M.P.) For a limited period
there will be a single fee of GBP 75 (75 Pounds Sterling) for Lifetime
Requirement for Licentiate membership: Completion of an accredited
practitioner course accredited by the Inst.M.P., or other practitioner
qualifications accepted by the Institute for membership purposes.
Applicants who do not hold Inst.M.P.-accredited qualifications will be
considered on a case by case basis.
Fellow: (F.Inst.M.P.) For a limited period there will be a
single fee of GBP 75 (75 Pounds Sterling) for Lifetime Fellowship.
Requirements for fellowship: Same as for Licentiateship except that the
applicant will also hold a university degree and have at least three years'
experience in the practice of his/her particular therapy.
Honorary Fellow: (Hon.F.Inst.M.P.) Honorary fellowship may be
granted free of charge to persons who have rendered valuable business or
professional assistance to the Institute. Such persons need not be
therapists. Honorary fellowship is by invitation only.
Legacy: (Initials of previous body now incorporated into Inst.M.P.
- either membership of WGMSC/IIMCC or membership of IADCH)
Members who were granted life membership/fellowship of WGMSC/IIMCC/IADCH may
continue to use those initials and their original level of membership free
of charge, and will be known for Institute purposes as legacy members or
If they wish to convert to Inst.M.P. membership, a fee will be charged.
Please contact us if this applies to you. (The word "legacy" comes from its
use in IT, and is for admin use only - it is not part of the membership
Membership Levels are subject to change as our reorganisation continues,
if new levels are desirable to cater for particular membership needs.
Divisions are groups of
therapies or services that members offer. The full name of the
Institute is the Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy and Associated
Complementary Therapies. In our website header we list the following:
Psychotherapy / Energy
Psychology / Meridian Tapping
/ Emotional Freedom
Techniques (EFT) /
Counselling / Hypnotherapy
/ Regression Therapy/
Transpersonal Therapy / Stress
& related therapeutic & healing
Divisions are recorded for
administrative purposes but will not appear as part of member's details on
the register sections of the website. Instead, the exact therapies being
offered will appear.
The DIVISIONS at present
are as follows (these may be extended from time to time as needs arise):
- MERIDIAN THERAPIES: including EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques),
Meridian Psychotherapy, Meridian Tapping, Meridian Energy Therapy,
Energy Psychology and any other therapy that makes use of tapping
(acupressure) on meridian points (acupuncture point or acupoint tapping using the
- ENERGY HEALING THERAPIES such as Usui Reiki and other forms of Reiki,
various forms of Chakra and Aura Healing, and so on.
- COUNSELLING , PSYCHOTHERAPY AND
STRESS MANAGEMENT: There are hundreds of styles of
counselling and psychotherapy being taught and practised, with many
schools and therapists taking an integrated or eclectic approach.
- HYPNOTHERAPY, CLINICAL HYPNOSIS including Ericksonian hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis
(Analytical Hypnotherapy or Psychoanalytic Hypnotherapy) and Past Life
- LIFE AND PERSONAL COACHING
AND STRESS MANAGEMENT:
Many styles of Life Coaching are practised, some of which overlap with
counselling, NLP, hypnotherapy and energy therapy techniques. This
category also includes Stress
- NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)
AND NLP-BASED TIME THERAPY TECHNIQUES: These methods are
frequently combined with coaching, hypnotherapy and energy techniques.
- SPIRITUAL, TRANSPERSONAL and INTUITIVE THERAPIES which may include
the psychotherapeutic (not predictive, but perhaps archetypal) use of
such tools as Tarot. Shamanic counselling would fit into this category.
- OTHER COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES for which membership of the Institute is approved
from time to time. Enquiries are invited from practitioners of therapies
not mentioned above.
- METAPHYSICAL OR INTUITIVE ARTS practised by members of the original WGMSC/IIMCC but which are not considered types of counselling,
psychotherapy or emotional therapy. In order to upgrade their membership
to Licentiate membership of the Inst.M.P., practitioners of such
services will need to produce qualifications in counselling,
psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, NLP or one of the meridian (tapping) therapies
or energy therapies.
CERTIFICATION IN PARTICULAR MEMBERSHIP DIVISIONS
Members will be entitled to apply for Certified Practitioner certificates
within their particular Division or closely related ones. This
arrangement will suit those Members who are professionally qualified, and
have expertise without formal certification in a certain specialist area.
For example, a qualified hypnotherapist who has professional knowledge of
and sound experience in past life regression hypnotherapy, but no specific
paper qualification in that discipline, may apply for a Certified
Practitioner certificate in Past Life Regression Therapy on the basis of
verifiable prior learning and presented case studies. The Certified
Practitioner qualifications are not academic qualifications but indications
of professional recognition by the Institute. However the Institute reserves
the right to ask for completion of some academic tasks or other assignments
if it is felt that the member's knowledge is insufficient for Certified
Practitioner status. Fees will be payable for Certified Practitioner
A link to the
application form in .doc format is given below:
Membership form in .doc format
Instructions on how to submit the application are given in the document.
Payment of membership fees:
When your application is approved, we will ask you to pay the fees (if
applicable). We prefer payment by PayPal, Google Checkout or bank transfer.
To see the equivalent
of Pounds Sterling in your own currency please see