Guidance on Remuneration Scales  

PTUK Remuneration Guidelines  

The following guidelines have been prepared based on a comparison with professionals working in similar disciplines. 

They take also take into account that our Registrants:  

  • Are listed on a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register that assures the quality of their work.
  • They meet the higher standards required by Play Therapy UK, as compared to other professional organisations, for clinical governance that demonstrates the effectiveness of their work. Their employers will have measured clinical outcomes.
  • Work is audited through an annual revalidation process. PTUK does not rely on declarations and sampling. All Registrants’ work is audited. This demonstrates PTUK’s Registrants are meeting the highest standards that exist.
  • All have had Post Graduate training, in some cases an MA.
  • Hours of clinical practice experience.
  • Are required to have clinical supervision, at least monthly, to manage risk and improve their practice.
  • Responsibilities include assessments, parent interviews, review meetings and management reporting as well as their therapeutic work with the children.
  • Use a wide range of therapeutic media which enable them to meet more children’s needs compared to other types of therapies and can effectively treat more children.  

Please remember that the rates given below are guidelines. They are not approved National scales.  

The guideline for Equivalent Session Rate is suggested for those who are contracted on a session basis.

Scale point
Grade/Experience
England & Wales £
Equivalent Session Rate £
Inner London £ 
Outer London £ 
London Fringe £ 
1
Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills newly qualified (100 hours)
28,000
44
33,600
32,200
29,400
2
Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills  (200 hours)
29,000
45
34,800
33,350
30,450
3
Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills experienced (400 hours)
30,000
47
36,000
34,500
31,500
4
Play Therapist newly qualified (200 hours)
32,000
50
38,400
36,800
33,600
5
Accredited Play Therapist (450 hours)
37,000
58
44,400
42,550
38,850
6
Accredited Play Therapist experienced (1000 hours)
42,000
66
50,400
48,300
44,100
7
Accredited Play Therapist & Certified Clinical Supervisor
45,000
70
54,000
51,750
47,250
8
Manager of a small or specialist Play Therapy Service (3 - 6 therapists)
48,000

57,600
55,200
50,400
9
Manager of a medium size Play Therapy Service (7 - 19 therapists)
60,000

72,000
69,000
63,000
10
Manager of a large Play Therapy Service (20+ therapists)
75,000

90,000
86,250
78,750

Jeff Thomas – Registrar Play Therapy UK 16th June 2015

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