How can I tell who is properly qualified?

It can be confusing trying to figure out all the different qualifications and organisations. The easiest way to determine who is properly qualified is to look at the membership lists of the most recognised professional organisations in the field. They are the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), the Irish Association of Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy(IAHIP), and the Psychological Association of Ireland (PSI). A therapist who is a member of any one or more of these organisations is legitimate. There are, of course, good therapists who are members of other organisations.