The Irish Council for Psychotherapy supports the regulation of psychotherapy and promotes
- our registrants, approx 1,500 Irish psychotherapists with a minimum of 7 years education and training
- the interests of their clients seeking help
- psychotherapy itself
ICP is fully supportive of Minister for Health Simon Harris’, TD decision ‘…to proceed with the designation under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 of two distinct professions, counsellor and psychotherapist, each with its 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/)
The Council works with key stakeholders to achieve the establishment of a statutory registration process for psychotherapists in line with other professions.
While we work through this process, the ICP upholds the gold standard for psychotherapists in Ireland through our membership of the European Association for Psychotherapy. We are the National Awarding Organisation for the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP). This is the standard used across Europe to ensure quality and excellence.
Find out more about Psychotherapy and see how ICP Therapists Are Different.