Our Association was established in 1981, to identify, develop and maintain professional standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy. Our work promotes best practice and the development of the profession as well as safeguard the public. As a registered Charity (CHY 6615) representing over 3,700 members, we are the largest Counselling and Psychotherapy Association in Ireland.
IACP represent the interests of both client and Counsellor / Psychotherapist in Ireland. We are a link between those who are looking for Counselling / Psychotherapy and those who provide Counselling / Psychotherapy. In addition, we provide information and set and maintain practice and training standards. We represent Counselling / Psychotherapy at both national and international level. Much of our work involves developing high standards in the profession of Counselling / Psychotherapy. The IACP has established a comprehensive Code of Ethics and Practice. IACP also partners other National and International Counselling and Psychotherapy Associations to advance the development of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The IACP identifies, develops and maintains professional standards of excellence in Counselling and Psychotherapy through education, training and accreditation. The IACP serves the public and its members by promoting effective, evidence-based Counselling and Psychotherapy.
A future where all people can access regulated professional Counselling and Psychotherapy services. Our vision is one where Counselling and Psychotherapy are an integral part of healthcare provision.
“Promoting Safe and Effective Counselling and Psychotherapy”
The underlying values which guide our work are as follows:
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