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President’s Message to Members

Dear Member

This is the EAC president

Yvonne de Kruijff
EAC President

“Splintered and divided we are weak but working together makes us strong.”


Another year has opened its doors to untold opportunities for those who are willing to cross the threshold.

It also beckons a new chapter in the life of the European Association for Counselling in what is the year of our 25th anniversary.

EAC is a voice for the Counselling Profession in Europe. When you join EAC, you become part of a powerful team that represents the entire counselling profession including individuals and organisations who work in counselling and/or counsellor training or many of the diverse fields of education, employment; personal and career development, social work, business, industry, mental health, public service agencies, government and private practice. EAC is leading the charge to ensure that you receive the respect and support you rightfully deserve as a professional counsellor. Through our website, EAC provides the latest information on any legislation that directly affects you and those who you serve.

Following your qualification as a counsellor through your own Counselling Association or for our independent members who do not belong to a recognised EAC Organisation once they complete 450 hours which includes 300 hours of course work theory and 150 hours of supervised practice you can become an ordinary member of the EAC. This demonstrates your commitment to the counselling profession a meaningful way to invest in yourself and your career. At this level, our recognised Counselling Associations will recognise you as an accredited counsellor.

For those who wish to take that extra step above this qualification level after a further 450 evidenced based supervised hours of practice, you can apply to our professional training standards and accreditation committee to be awarded the European Certificate of Counsellor Accreditation to be recognised as a European Counsellor. This demonstrates to your peer group and your clients that you have taken your training and expertise to the highest professional level.

We believe every counsellor in Europe deserves the highest standard of training and support throughout their career for the benefit of the profession and the public they serve..

It remains for me now to wish you a happy and very successful year ahead and remind you that we are always here to support you and you can contact me or anyone else by sending an email to

Yours sincerely





Yvonne de Kruijff
EAC President,

EAC Administration office:
23 Cranwell Court
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2UX. England
Tel: 00 44 (0) 191 271 3014