About Us

Meet The Team


Who we are

The AACPI represents and supports a national network of professional low-cost counselling services. We were established in 2014 and we are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. We are the only national representative organisation for agency-based counselling & psychotherapy in Ireland.


Our Mission

To promote the value of community and agency-based counselling & psychotherapy in Ireland and to continue to build on our standards of excellence in clinical practice and corporate governance.

  • AACPI is a Registered Charity in the Republic of Ireland. Reg. CHY. No. 18950
  • AACPI is a Company limited by Guarantee, Company No. 545085


Our values

That counselling & psychotherapy in Ireland is provided on a community-based and not-for-profit basis regardless of client’s social, cultural, economic or domestic disadvantage.


Board Of Management

The majority of members of the Board of Management are drawn from the member organisations that provide community-based counselling services nationally. All members give their time on a voluntary basis.



The Association for Agency-based Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ireland (AACPI) is an association of agencies who provide low-cost community-based counselling services for people in communities across Ireland. AACPI member agencies uphold core-principles that define an agency-based approach to counselling. These core-principles shape and influence the counselling practice, administration, standards, and ethos of a centre or agency. We work together to continuously uphold and improve our professional standards of excellence in clinical practice and corporate governance.

Our member agencies operate from an ethos that promotes equality, diversity and aims to deliver social justice. All of our members are non-denominational


Organisational Vision

An Ireland where the well-being and mental health of all communities, families, children, young people, couples, and individuals are supported through a network of professional community-based counselling and therapeutic support agencies.


AACPI Chief Executive Officer: Sarah Jane Hennelly 

Chair: Máire Ní Dhomhnaill

Office Address: AACPI, WeWork Charlemont Exchange, Charlemont St, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 VN88

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
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Mobile: +353(0)87-7391794

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