The Northern Ireland Counselling Forum came into existence to fulfill the need of a representative body for the counselling and therapeutic communities in Northern Ireland.
The Forum has members from across the professional bodies, counsellors, students and supervisors. This need developed from the DHSSPS Counselling Review and the forthcoming registration and regulation for the Counselling Profession. We held our first meeting in February 2003.
The NICF was formed to promote quality standards within the counselling and therapeutic communities. Our purpose is to efficiently represent the practical needs of the counselling profession in Northern Ireland including lobbying, networking and representation to statutory and professional bodies.
We welcome contact from all who wish to offer their input and support to achieve this purpose.