Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Tel. 01 230 35 36

Board of Directors

Elected Members 

Ray Henry

Bernie Hackett
Leas Cathaoirleach

Michelle Coyne

Bernie Darcy

Damian Davy    
Board Member

Peter Ledden
Board Member

Ann Meade
Board Member

Izabella Morris
Board Member

Seamus Sheedy
Board Member

Mark O'Callaghan
Company Secretary







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Meeting Dates for 2018 are:

Sat 20th January

Fri 2nd March

Sat 14th April

Fri 25th May

Sat 7th July

Fri 14th September

Sat 3rd November

Fri 14th December





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Timeframe for statutory registration


Draft regulations to designate the professions of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and to establish a registration board will be ready for submission to the Houses of the Oireachtas for their approval during the present session, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has told the Dail.


The Minister recently concluded a public consultation on  his proposal to regulate counsellors generally under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.


On foot of the consultation process, He has decided to proceed with the designation of two distinct professions under the Act, that of counsellor and psychotherapist. Each will have its own register under one registration board. This decision has been communicated to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council, the relevant professional bodies and all the respondents to the public consultation process.


Subject to the approval of the Houses, the next step will be the appointment of the 13 members of the registration board, following the submission of suitable candidates for the Minister's consideration, by the Public Appointments Service. The aim is that the registration board will be in a position early in the New Year to begin the task of drafting the various bye-laws to allow it to establish its registers.



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