We at West Cork Counselling and Support Services adhere to the codes of ethics and practice as laid down by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). IACP is a registered Charity (CHY 6615) representing over 4,200 members and is the largest Counselling and Psychotherapy Association in Ireland. The Association was established in 1981, to identify, develop and maintain professional standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy. IACP represents Counselling / Psychotherapy at both national and international level. Much of its work involves developing high standards within the profession and to this end it partners with other National and International Counselling and Psychotherapy Associations to advance the development of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accordingly IACP represents the interests of both ‘The Client’ and the ‘Counsellor / Psychotherapist’ providing a link between those who are looking for Counselling / Psychotherapy and those who provide it. In addition, the association provides information as well as setting and maintaining practice and training standards.
The underlying values which guide the work of IACP are as follows:
- Respect and Inclusivity
- Valuing the Individual
- Professional and Ethical
IACP works to achieve excellence of practice, career development and wider awareness of the value of Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy.
For more information see www.iacp.ie