As an accredited member of the IACP, I am required to act in a professional and ethical manner. I offer a non-judgemental, empathic, congruent, confidential and safe space for you to discuss your concerns and issues. Membership is renewed on a yearly basis and each year I am required to provide proof of my continuing professional development. Evidence of my continuing education through attending training sessions and workshops is necessary in order to satisfy the committee that I am working in an ethical and professional manner with you, whilst staying up to date with current practices. Also in line with IACP requirements, I attend supervision each month.
The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) is an umbrella organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists, 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 well as a safeguard to the public. As a registered Charity (CHY 6615) representing over 3,500 members, we are the largest Counselling and Psychotherapy Association in Ireland.”
IACP Core Values:
The underlying values which guide our work are as follows:
- Respect and Inclusivity
- Valuing the Individual
- Professional and Ethical
Source: IACP website IACP