About the NAPCP
The National Association for Pastoral Counselling & Psychotherapy (NAPCP) represents and sets professional standards for Pastoral Counsellors & Psychotherapists on the whole island of Ireland.
NAPCP was founded in 1994 as an organisation, which certifies counsellors & psychotherapists, accredits pastoral counselling centres, and approves training programs.
NAPCP offers vital continuing education opportunities; encourages networks of members for professional support and enrichment; facilitates growth and innovation in the profession and provides both specialized in-service training and supervision in pastoral counselling.
NAPCP is a recognized accreditation association and is also a member of the Pyschogical Therapies Forum and the European Association of Counsellors.
We welcome all applications for accreditation to join our community of professionals. Our aim as an organisation is to provide a professional, caring and supportive service to our members and ultimately their clients. All applications are evaluated by the NAPCP board in line with our current criteria for membership and code of ethics.
Please see the link below for criteria for Accreditation by NAPCP.
Continuous Professional Development
Beyond education and training, continuous professional development is also key in ensuring excellence in pastoral counselling. The NAPCP provides a number of relevant workshops to members and other interested parties.