Accredited membership requires demonstration of a standard of practice in Counselling that suggests individual practitioners can demonstrate the capacity for competent, ethical practice.

APCP requires accredited practitioners to be cognisant of their ‘Scope of Practice’; to act within that and adhere to the Codes of Practice of the Association and maintain the highest ethical standards.

Applicants for Accredited Counsellor will normally hold a degree of at least three years duration at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications or its equivalent and have completed a minimum of 450 hours  supervised clinical practice and 57 hours of supervision.

Please note that there is an administration charge of €40 to process your application – payment must be forwarded with your application, cheques/postal order made payment to APCP. Please note that applications will only be accepted on 2021 forms returned by email only. Payment of processing fee is via EasyPay which will be invoiced on receipt of your application. Forms submitted on outdated application forms will be returned for updating on relevant application forms at applicant’s expense.

  • Please download the forms you require here.