National Association For Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy

Accredited Membership Requirements and Benefits

  • NAPCP accreditation aims to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Accredited membership enables you to use the letters MNAPCP on your documentation.
  • A certificate of accreditation and a personalised logo that you can use to promote your practice.
  • Professional recognition of the quality of your practice.
  • Continuing Professional Development: NAPCP provides several seminars and webinars for members annually, either free or at a reduced rate.

  • Accredited members must have completed an NAPCP Accredited course. If your course is not on our list, we will review the course in detail to ensure it meets NAPCP criteria.
  • Accept and work within NAPCP's Code of Ethics and Practice.
  • Have satisfied all criteria to become a Pre-Accredited member of NAPCP.
  • Have completed 450 hours of client work with evidence of one hour of supervision for every 10 hours of counselling. (Group therapy can count for 25%). Supervision of these 450 hours of work must not be undertaken with a supervisor who either supervised the applicant while a student during training, or was involved as a core trainer or assessor on the core course. In addition, the Supervisor must be an accredited Supervisor with NAPCP, IACP, APCP, IAHIP, BACP or ACI. Supervisor's report/ reports on all work covering the 450 hours must be submitted with Application.
  • Satisfy our Garda Vetting requirement.
  • Provide proof of Insurance Policy.
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of personal therapy during training.
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