ICP has a long history of advocacy and lobbying government for the regulation of the independent profession of psychotherapy. ICP welcomes the decision of Minister Harris to recognise the two distinct professions of psychotherapist and counsellor, each with their own register under one registration board. (http://health.gov.ie/blog/noticeboard/decision-of-minister-simon-harris-in-relation-to-the-regulation-of-counsellors-and-psychotherapists-under-the-health-and-social-care-professionals-act-2005/)

ICP wants psychotherapy to be registered as a separate profession as soon as possible.

We work towards this in several ways: