PCE EUROPE

Network of the European Associations for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling

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Requirements for the award of the
PCE Certificate for Psychotherapists and/or Counsellors

Go to application form for Psychotherapists/Counsellors

 

 

Psychotherapists and/or counsellors who are members of a PCE Europe Member Organisation and have undertaken a certificated client/person-centred and/or experiential training are eligible to apply for a PCE Practitioner Certificate.
 
It is acknowledged that in different European countries counsellors and psychotherapists are recognised and registered in different ways. E.g. In Germany and the Netherlands to being called a psychotherapist there is a formal legal process of recognition and registration, in the UK the term counsellor and psychotherapist are often used to describe the same therapeutic activity and there is no formal legal registration process.
 
To address this PCE Europe offers a range of certificates to reflect different national recognition and registration requirements for practitioners.

  

Five versions of the certificate are available:

  • PCE Certificate for Psychotherapist without legal national recognition

  • PCE Certificate for Counsellors without legal national recognition

  • PCE Certificate for Psychotherapist/Counsellors without legal national recognition
    This is to certify that ... (name)... has been awarded the European Certificate for Person-Centred and Experiential (Psychotherapy, Counselling or Psychotherapy/Counselling as chosen by the applicant)

  •  PCE Certificate with legal national recognition as Psychotherapist:    This is to certify that ... (name) .... has been awarded the European Certificate as Psychotherapist for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy
  •  PCE Certificate with legal national recognition as Counsellor: This is to certify that.... (name) ... has been awarded the European Certificate as Counsellor for Person-Centred and Experiential Counselling
 
Psychotherapists and counsellors who hold PCE Certificates are required to undertake continued personal development and support the paradigm.
 

Application

   Psychotherapists and counsellors send their details to the Certificate Committee together with confirmation of their membership by their organisation.

 

  Certificate

 

 

The PCE Certificate will be issued as a paper certificate.

The PCE Certificate will be issued in English and signed by a representative of the PCE Europe Board. The PCE Certificate may be translated by the respective PCE Europe Member Organisation in to the language(s) of the country within which it is being awarded. The certificate will note requirements for its continuing validity (see below).

 

 Validity

The PCE Certificate for Psychotherapists/Counsellors remains valid as long as his/her organisation remains a Member Organisation of PCE Europe and adheres to the criteria for the award of the PCE Certificate.

Applicant details are only checked at the time of application. PCE Europe cannot be held responsible for the conduct of PCE Certificate holders after the award of the certificate. If PCE Europe receives reliable information regarding misconduct of a PCE Certificate holder the prcticioner in question will be removed from the directory (see below).

 

Directory of PCE Certificate holders

 

 

A directory of all PCE Certificate holders is available for the public through the internet. This directory lists the name, country, address, phone and fax numbers, email address and website address of the PCE Certificate holder.

 All PCE Certificate holders are obliged to advise the Certificate Committee of changes to their details.

 


Cost

Applicants transfer a single fee, set by the General Assembly, at the time of their application for the PCE Certificate to PCE Europe. The fee is not refundable.

For the time being the application fee is 50 EUR for Psychotherapists/Counsellors.

After receipt of the fee the application will be processed by the Certificate Committee. If there are any open questions the applicant will be contacted for clarification. If the application is in order the PCE Certificate will be issued and sent to the applicant by post.

 

PCE Europe sincerely hopes you find this new instrument for visibility and promotion in the public domain useful and look forward to awarding you your personal certificate.

 

Go to application form for Psychotherapists/Counsellors