Frequently Asked Questions
How often does the IFCP meet?
The group meets 6 times a year in Camden, London NW1 on a Saturday morning. Usually we meet at 10.30am ending promptly at 12.30pm.
What happens at meetings?
The first part of each meeting is taken up with general IFCP business and planning of future events. After a quick coffee break, during the second half of the morning there is usually a discussion of a book or a topic that the group has prepared. Occasionally a member may present a paper of interest. This offers an opportunity for a lively and interesting exchange of ideas.
What is the criteria for membership?
There are two levels of membership, Full membership and Trainee Membership. The experience of personal therapy or counselling is an essential requirement for all members.
Who is eligible for full membership?
To be eligible for full membership of IFCP applicants must be a member of BACP,UKCP, BPC or equivalent.
Who is eligible for Trainee Membership?
This level of membership is for therapists in training but who are not yet qualified or registered with one of the above bodies. Those applicants who are members of BACP (or appropriate equivalent), but not yet accredited would be in this category. If trainee members have not qualified or registered with one of the above bodies within 5 years of joining IFCP, their membership will be reviewed.
What constitutes an 'Irish' counsellor or psychotherapist?
This would refer to a prospective member either born in Ireland or of Irish ancestry or origin living and working in the UK.
What is the current annual membership fee?
The current annual membership fee is £40.00. The subscription year runs from April to March.