This philosophy is a foundation for the Association and as such informs all aspects of activity including the constitution, the code of ethics and standards of practice.

It is a statement of principles, beliefs and values about our world view of ourselves as counsellors, the service we provide and the individuals and community we serve. At the practitioner level it serves to guide the thoughts and actions of the members. It is also an accessible list of principles for the public.


The Counselling Association:


The Practitioner:


The Association and practitioners see the Client as one who:

Adopted May 1997