New members are always welcome:

Ordinary Membership

Application for Ordinary Membership will be considered from any person working in a one to one setting with patients or clients, in a therapeutic relationship, who pays the Society’s membership fees, currently £70.00 per annum or €80.00. Membership benefits include a complimentary copy of the annual Journal and the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting. The UK Balint Society is a member of the International Balint Federation (IBF) so our members also become a member of the IBF and are entitled to submit papers to their conferences.

The Balint Society uses the Direct Debit service provided by GoCardless. If you are from the UK setting up your Direct Debit will only take you a minute and the whole process is highly secure and encrypted. The Direct Debit Guarantee makes this the safest way to pay and your membership will renew automatically without you needing to do anything. As with all Direct Debits, you can cancel the arrangement at any time.

If you wish to set up a euro direct debit from EIRE or another eurozone country please contact in the first instance.

If you wish to join as an ordinary member please click here:

Membership application form

If paying our membership fee would cause financial hardship you can contact the Treasurer, Dr Ann Evans, via to discuss your circumstances.

Student Membership

Application from students undertaking their initial training in any branch of health, social care or teaching is especially welcome, fees £5.00 per annum. Student membership fees are paid by credit/debit card, processed by PayPal.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit/debit card.

Please note that this does not apply to those doing postgraduate or higher professional training, who should apply for ordinary membership.

If you are not sure if you qualify for student membership, please contact us before joining, via

If you wish to join as a student member please click here:

Student Membership application form

Honorary Membership

From time to time, the Balint Society Council nominates people considered to be of outstanding merit for Honorary Membership. Nominations are proposed to members for voting at the Annual General Meeting.