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It is my great honour to welcome you to the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapist’s Website. APCP has its origins in the former National Counselling Institute of Ireland which was established in 1999. It was re-constituted as APCP in 2010 to promote mental health through creating a centre of excellence by identifying, developing and maintaining professional standards. The core reason for our being is to promote best practices and to aid the development of the professions through leadership and collaboration, supporting and assuring as far as practicable high professional standards for the safety of all clients.

APCP envisages a professional climate where counselling and psychotherapy contribute positively to clients’ growth and well-being and to society as well as the resolution of complex challenges in clients’ lives. Our commitment as an organisation is to provide vision, innovation and leadership in the professions of counselling and psychotherapy through high standards and ethics of practice among members of APCP.

I encourage you to familiarise yourself with our CPD courses and events and contribute to the growth of our professional association.

I truly hope that the experience and efforts of members provide great contribution for the success of APCP and the profession.  I look forward to seeing you at various events.

Is mise le meas

Jim Meaney

Chair APCP


Company Title: Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP), Registered Charity, No: CHY19519



PO Box 13357, Limerick.

Executive Committee 

APCP Sub Groups

Admin - Christine Garry works as a part time administrator for APCP, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 am to 4 pm.


Membership occurs across two main divisions, namely a Counselling Division and a Psychotherapy Division. In order that applicants may attain full accredited membership of the Association they are required to have obtained a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Counselling in the case of Counselling membership and a minimum of a Masters Degree in a Psychotherapy related area in the case of the Psychotherapy Division. In both cases applicants must have built up a clinical practice under supervision and are required to engage in on-going continuous professional development to ensure their skills and knowledge meet the exacting standards as set down for each of these emerging professions.

It provides potential clients information on registered counsellors and psychotherapists working in their locality and the type of supports available to them.


The Association is actively involved in the Psychological Therapies Forum and members are actively involved at a national level with other professional activities supporting the development of professional standards in both fields of practice and we are actively collaborating with other Associations in relation to equitable recognition of practitioners and to the adherence of standards within the profession in accordance with the anticipated statutory regulation of the professions.

Book of Laws

Our Purpose


Strategic Plan

Sync Up

Our Mission

Professional Presentation

Aim & Objectives

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Our Vision

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