First Meeting of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board

Friday 31 May 2019 marked the first meeting of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Registration Board. The Board will now begin to undertake the necessary preparatory work to put in place a system of regulation. Brian Gillen, a practising psychotherapist, was elected as Chairperson of the Board at this meeting.

This first step on the path to statutory regulation for Counsellors and Psychotherapists was made possible by an amendment to our legislation by the Minister for Health which added the titles 'Counsellor' and 'Psychotherapist' to the list of designated professions for regulation by CORU.

You can read more about the statutory responsibilities of the Board on the CORU website. To read a biographical note of each member, please visit the biographies page.