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Becoming a member

 

Our membership represents a diverse range of community-based, not-for-profit organisations who provide counselling and other supports to their communities. 

In addition to supporting agencies to develop professional best practice and standards, we facilitate networking, training and peer-support spaces for our members.

From this, we share our challenges and experiences, and build a collective voice for community-based not-for-profit supports across Ireland. 

 

Types of membership

Full Membership:


This is open to organisations whose core purpose is to provide counselling to the community. Where other services exist within the organisation or where counselling is not the core service being provided, the counselling section must be a substantial element within the organisation and have its own separate policies and procedures. It is required that significant focus is placed on providing a level of professional expertise within the guidelines of both ethical & clinical governance.

The organisation must be community-based, not-for-profit and have voluntary or charitable status. 

Benefits:

  • Free Events & Conferences.
  • Agency & services listed on our website.
  • Bi-annual Newsletter.
  • Access and support for the use of the AACPI Database.
  • Regional support group membership
  • Support and information on funding.
  • Full member voting rights.

Full Membership Fee: €200


Associate Membership:


Open to organisations that are not eligible for Full Membership, that support the aims and objectives and sign up to the Core Principles of the AACPI. The organisation must provide a service to the community that includes community-based counselling or is an national organisation with the same ethos.

The organisation must be community-based, not-for-profit and have voluntary or charitable status. 

Benefits:

  • 10% discount off Events & Conferences.
  • Bi-annual Newsletter.
  • Access and support for the use of the AACPI's Database.
  • Agency and services listed on our website.
  • Regional Support Group membership.

Associate Membership Fee: €100

Affiliate Membership:


Open to organisations not eligible for Full or Associate Membership, support the AACPI's aims and objectives and operate in an allied profession or have interest in or support for community-based / voluntary counselling. 

The organisation must be community-based, not-for-profit and have voluntary or charitable status. 

Benefits:

  • 5% discount off Events & Conferences
  • Bi-annual Newsletter.
  • Agency and services listed on our website.

Affilate Membership Fee: €50

Download: AACPI Standards & Criteria Form

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If your organisation is interested in becoming a member of the AACPI, even if you do not currently meet all the membership requirements, please feel free to contact our National Coordinator, Sarah Jane Hennelly:

Email: coordinator@aacpi.ie

Mobile: 087 7391794  

Office Address: AACPI, Iveagh Court, WeWork, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, D02VH94

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9.30am to 5.30pm
Email: coordinator@aacpi.ie    
Email: admin@aacpi.ie
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Mobile: +353(0)87-7391794

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