Emotional and mental
wellbeing is a human right.


Patricia Hunt, President Elect of the European Association for Psychotherapy


The vision of The European Association for Psychotherapy is of the continent of Europe being a place in which emotional and mental wellbeing is a human right.

The European Association of Psychotherapy aims to make highly professional, high quality Psychotherapy available to those who need it in EU and non-EU countries alike.

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The Psychotherapy Act

The Psychotherapy Act encompasses all the professional actions, i.e autonomous interdisciplinary, relationship-based and evidence-informed psychotherapeutic methods, for the treatment of psychological, psycho-social and psycho-somatic disorders and diffculties.

Psychotheraphy Act | more information   About EAP | more information


International Journal for Psychotherapy (IJP)

The IJP is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal; it is published three times a year by the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). For further information please go to the website of the International Journal of Psychotherapy (IJP).

International Journal of Psychotherapy (IJP) | ijp.org.uk


Approaches in Psychotherapy

The term Psychotherapy covers a range of approaches and methods. They all involve a psychological (as distinct from medical or pharmacological) treatment for a range of psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties and disorders. Each approach is based on a well-established body of theory, methodology and research, grounded in a philosophy of person and the human condition.

Find a certified therapist | European Register of ECP Holders

The European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP) is an European wide standard for psychotherapy education and training. It ensures equal standards of education and training across Europe. The ECP is awarded by EAP on application to psychotherapists who’s psychotherapy education conforms to the ECP standard.
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