Code of Ethics and Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Why a code of Ethics & Practice?
Virtually all professional bodies and areas of practice are guided by a set of values which are or should be underpinned by ethical practice principles. APCP is somewhat distinguished from other professional bodies in that it actively espouses the value of evidence based practice within the fields of practice of Counselling & Psychotherapy. In that regard, it does not only act as a professional membership body which represents the interests of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in practice. It is committed to ensuring as far as is practicable the highest internationally benchmarked standards of practice for the protection of the public and the areas of practice. Therefore its core concern is not the individual member, but the area of practice and to that end it is committed to the furtherance of standards of practice, the generation and testing of knowledge and its application for the benefit of individual clients and wider society.
This Association has a Complaints & Disiplinary Procedure which can be envoked and enacted in the case of any breaches of this code of Ethics and Practice. Download Code of Ethics here >>