IACP (Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Iacp was established in 1981 in order to identify, and develop stardards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy.   Iacp’s work promotes best practice and development of the profession as well as providing a register of accredited therapists.


Iacp represents the interests of both client and Counsellor/Psychotherapist in Ireland.   Iacp may be viewed as a link between those who are looking for counselling/psychotherapy and those who provide counselling or psychotherapy.   Furthermore, Iacp provides information and set and maintain practice and training standards.   Iacp represent Counselling and Psychotherapy at both national and international level.   Much of Iacp’s work involves promoting high standards in the profession.   The Iacp has devised a Code of Ethics and Practice that is adhered to by it’s members.

IACP Mission Statement

The Iacp identifies, develops and maintains professional standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy through education requirements, training and accreditation.   The Iacp serves it’s members and indeed, the public by promoting effective evidence-based counselling and psychotherapy.


IACP Vision Statement

A future where all individuals can access regulated professional counselling and psychotherapy services.   Iacp’s vision incorporates counselling and psychotherapy as being an integral component of healthcare provision.


Core Values of IACP

The underlying values which guide our work are as follows:



Valuing the Individual

Professional Service