At a cultural level, HTA:
- Is a community whose members have all undergone experiential transformative
- training. Counsellors trained online or by distance education are not eligible for membership.
- Unambiguously declares that our members trained to Diploma/Adv Diploma level are qualified to facilitate psychotherapeutic transformations and will support members through complaints or legal processes on that basis.
- Considers harm to clients as much more likely a failure of personal development than of skills training and applies that attitude both to recognised counsellor training and to the range of activities that constitute approved professional development.
- Encourages members to make informed individual decisions about the style of professional development and supervision that meets their needs
- Takes account of the inherent complexity in members’ lives, and applies the association’s rules in a flexible manner.
- Operates paperless self-reporting processes based on trust
- Adopts a stance that encourages compliance with national standards rather than taking punitive action when members may fall short
At the practical level, HTA:
- Provides low cost membership, enabled by a volunteer Executive
- For full members provides free listing in a searchable online practitioner directory for members who have met their OPD and supervision targets and are covered by appropriate insurance
- Provides access to professional insurance through several brokers
- Has an annual OPD target of 15 experiential hours and 10 hours Supervision
- Provides a range of logos for advertising purposes
- Provides access to a range of online journals, including the archive of The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology