Network Members Area
As a member of the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network you can take advantage of the many benefits and opportunities offered by the Network. This includes having your private practice listed on our Counselling Directory, engaging in professional networking and support opportunities as organised by the MCAPN as well as attending MCAPN CPD events, being a mentor/mentee as part of our Mentoring Scheme and submitting material to our shared resources area.
Please see below for further details on all these benefits.
The Counselling Directory lists a range of professional, qualified, experienced Muslim practitioners (Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists & Psychologists) who work privately and who members of the public can contact directly, if they are looking for a local/online practitioner. This includes Islamic Counselling / Muslim Counsellors both face to face and online.
All Directory members listed are qualified and trained practitioners registered with a professional body.
The Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network does not endorse or recommend any particular practitioner.
It is the responsibility of clients to check the credentials of a practitioner.
All contact made between client and practitioner is strictly private.
Any contract for counselling / therapeutic services is signed and agreed confidentially between client and practitioner.
CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
The MCAPN will deliver regular CPD seminars/workshops/ conferences throughout the year.
If you are a Network Plus or Directory Member, you are eligible for a discounted fee on MCAPN CPD events.
If you would like to work with the team and present/deliver a CPD event or have any ideas/suggestions on CPD you would like to attend, please do contact us.
A: Networking and Support
1. Online Networking Events
The MCAPN holds Online Networking meetings for Network members.
These are held on a monthly basis via Skype video.
The meetings are to meet with other members, reduce isolation in our clinical practice, explore and discuss clinical issues, challenges and concerns that may arise in our work.
Network Plus and Directory Members are eligible to attend the online networking events for free.
Non-members are welcome to attend a Practitioner Support Group Meeting for a fee of £5.00.
Upcoming Online Networking Event Dates:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
A limited number of 10 places available at each meeting.
Early booking recommended.
2. Online Mentoring Events
Our Online Mentoring events support all our trainee members who would like to be mentored through their training and early career development.
The group is available for free to Network Plus or Directory members who are trainee/student practitioners or newly qualified in the last few years.
The group shall meet online via Skype. The group will consist of a maximum of 8 mentees alongside their group mentor.
Mentees can use the group to discuss professional/career development, any questions or concerns about their training course and any other support needs for their clinical and professional practice.
Upcoming Online Mentoring Event Dates:
Please email email@example.com if you would like to register as a mentee for the pilot mentoring group. Please include your Skype name/address.
The MCAPN is looking to build a library of resources (articles, posts, journals, podcasts etc). Our resources will address mental health issues, working with Muslim clients, working as a Muslim practitioner and other topics around counselling/therapeutic services, which can include discussions of different modalities (i.e. Person centred, Psychodynamic, Islamic Counselling)or working with particular issues (i.e. depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties).
If you would like to submit any resource to our library or your own post to add to our Blog, please email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
or send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page.
C: Membership - To Join the Muslim Counsellor & Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN)
You can join the Network as a Directory or Network Plus Member.
Membership is only £40/year for Directory members and £20/year for Network Plus members.
All MCAPN events, activities and resources are solely conducted under the organisational name of the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network, MCAPN and its logo.
Membership to the MCAPN does not include the right or authority for any individual member to conduct any event or meeting under or on behalf of the organisational name of the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network, MCAPN or its logo.
Please read the notes below to check the eligibility criteria for each membership.
Below shows what is included in each membership package:
Network Plus Membership
LinkedIn Forum Member
To join as a Directory member, you must be a qualified Muslim practitioner and registered with a professional body.
For Counsellors and Psychotherapists : the practitioner must meet the minimum professionally recognised qualification of a Level 4 / Diploma in counselling or psychotherapy from a recognised institution and be registered with a professional body (i.e. BACP, UKCP, NCS, BABCP or equivalent professional body for non-UK practitioners).
For Psychiatrists : you must be licensed and registered by the General Medical Council (GMC) or the equivalent professional body for non-UK practitioners.
For Psychologists : you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the equivalent professional body for non-UK practitioners.
A copy of your qualification certificate(s) and professional body membership must be included with your membership form. These will be verified upon application.
This is to ensure all practitioners listed on the Directory are qualified and meet with professional regulation standards.
To join as a Network Plus member, you must either be a qualified practitioner or trainee/ student counsellor, psychotherapist, psychiatrist or psychologist.
If qualified, a copy of your certificate(s) must be submitted with your membership form.
If a trainee, please submit one of the following with your membership form:
You can also join our forum page for free on LinkedIn:
This is free to request to join, once you have signed up to LinkedIn.
This is our space to post and comment on discussions, CPD and promotions.
To apply for Directory or Network Plus membership email: email@example.com for a membership form.