Terms, Conditions and Rules of Membership
The Association of Professional Therapists and Lecturers will be abbreviated to APTL
All payments in respect of Membership Fees are strictly non-refundable.
Listings on The Association of Professional Therapists and Lecturers is at the discretion of APTL
Membership subscriptions (where applicable) will be made annually by bank transfer/PayPal Invoice on or before their due date. A renewal notice will be sent.
Membership will run from the time of registration, irrespective of the month, and will be renewed annually on 1st January. Thereafter an annual membership fee of £20 a year will be requested. This will be pro-rata for those registering after January (£2 a month) This fee is for administration purposes. Members who do not pay the renewal fee will be removed from the directory.
Members will be permitted to use the APTL Logo on their stationery, website and social media platforms and use the initials APTL (Reg) after their name.
Members who do not renew their membership will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to use the APTL Logo.
Members will supply APTL with a list of their qualifications and will send APTL any new qualifications as they become available.
Members will supply APTL with a current copy of their Certificate of Public and Malpractice Liability Insurance, and when the insurance is renewed a copy of the renewal will be send to APTL. Failure to send a valid insurance document may result in listings being removed or suspended.
Members will be allocated a Membership Certificate and Membership Number and they will be permitted to use the initials APTL (reg) after their name provided they are current members of the Association.
Members who subscribe to Facebook are asked to join the APTL Facebook Group. Joining the Group is not compulsory.
The APTL is not a medical organisation and will not enter any discussion with a Member regarding the treatment of clients with medical conditions, neither will they offer advice. Members have a duty of care to refer any concerns about clients to a qualified medical practitioner.
Members will sign a declaration stating they will follow the APTL strict Code of Ethics and Terms, Conditions and Rules of Membership.
The acceptance of a Member is at the discretion of the APTL. If a Member violates the Code of Ethics and Terms, Conditions and Rules of Membership they will have their Membership revoked. The Members listing will be removed from the Directory. No explanation will be given. No refund of payment will be made.
The APTL register provides a list of Professional Therapists and Lectures which is accessible to the public who visit the APTL Website. The Members of the APTL are listed in the Directories in good faith. The APTL will not be held responsible and shall have no liability for any complaint made against a Therapist or Lecturer listed on the website whose services a member of the public engages.
The APTL is not a medical organisation and we will not enter into any discussion or conversation with a member or members of the public regarding their physical health, mental health and wellbeing, neither will we offer advice. As an organisation, we have a duty of care to refer clients, members and members of the public to an appropriate organisation qualified to offer guidance and support.
If you are seeking help with any aspect of your wellbeing, please visit your GP.
If you are feeling suicidal or wanting help with your mental health PLEASE reach out:
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