To offer high ethical standards of clinical practice in delivering counselling and therapy to those seeking help to address their mental, emotional, social and behavioural issues.
- To promote and provide services to the mental, emotional, behavioral health of those in need through the science and application of Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- To provide an industry based Association for persons engaged in the practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- To monitor, maintain, set and improve professional standards in counselling and psychotherapy education and practice.
- To be a self-regulatory body to provide for registration of members and to prove a mechanism for dealing with complaints about members.
- To provide a unified voice for the counselling and psychotherapy industry.
- To provide a consistent Code of Conduct and set of Practitioner Standards.
- To promote the professional development and growth of counsellors and psychotherapists.
- To assess, review and recognize counsellor and psychotherapist education courses.
- To maintain a register of approved counsellors and psychotherapists.
- To identify to the public at large counsellors and psychotherapists that meet nationally recognizable standards of education and practice.
- To make the general public at large more aware of the counselling and psychotherapy profession and the availability of reputable counsellors and psychotherapists.
- To liaise with the Government for the benefits of members and the public.
- To provide a Complains Tribunal for the ethical practice of members.