Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
01 230 35 36

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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 a registered Charity (RCN: 20012564) representing over 5,000 members, we are the largest Counselling and Psychotherapy Association in Ireland. 

What We Do

We are a link between those 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 levels. 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 with other National and International Counselling and Psychotherapy Associations to advance the development of Counselling and Psychotherapy.


The IACP is a vibrant, leading and highly respected professional body, which will continue to promote Counselling and Psychotherapy as an integral part of the Irish healthcare system.


The IACP dedicates itself to promoting and advancing the profession of Counselling and Psychotherapy. We will continue to achieve this through the promotion and provision of high-quality education, training and professional development, by raising awareness of the value and benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy and by supporting members to work to the highest possible standards, for the service and the protection of individuals seeking therapy.


The underlying values which guide the work of IACP are as follows:
Act with Integrity and work Professionally and Ethically
Encourage and embrace equality, diversity, and inclusion
Value the IACP community
Set high standards for the organisation/our members
Operate in a trustworthy, respectful and transparent manner
Commitment to excellence in our work

How to find a Counsellor/Psychotherapist: IACP provides:

  • A free comprehensive online directory of all accredited IACP Counsellors/Psychotherapists in Ireland @ 
  • Accredited Counsellors/Psychotherapists in every county in Ireland
  • A Telephone Information Service providing information on all areas relating to Counselling & Psychotherapy: 01-2303536, 9:30 am – 1 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • To Find out more about the History and Development of the IACP, please see our publication: “IACP – Celebrating 30 years.”

To find out more about the Strategic Development of the Association, please see our Strategic plan in the left menu.

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