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