It is acknowledged that in different European countries counsellors and psychotherapists are recognised and registered in different ways. E.g. In Germany and the Netherlands to being called a psychotherapist there is a formal legal process of recognition and registration, in the UK the term counsellor and psychotherapist are often used to describe the same therapeutic activity and there is no formal legal registration process.
Psychotherapists and counsellors send their details to the Certificate Committee together with confirmation of their membership by their organisation.
The PCE Certificate will be issued as a paper certificate.
The PCE Certificate will be issued in English and signed by a representative of the PCE Europe Board. The PCE Certificate may be translated by the respective PCE Europe Member Organisation in to the language(s) of the country within which it is being awarded. The certificate will note requirements for its continuing validity (see below).
The PCE Certificate for Psychotherapists/Counsellors remains valid as long as his/her organisation remains a Member Organisation of PCE Europe and adheres to the criteria for the award of the PCE Certificate.
Applicant details are only checked at the time of application. PCE Europe cannot be held responsible for the conduct of PCE Certificate holders after the award of the certificate. If PCE Europe receives reliable information regarding misconduct of a PCE Certificate holder the prcticioner in question will be removed from the directory (see below).
A directory of all PCE Certificate holders is available for the public through the internet. This directory lists the name, country, address, phone and fax numbers, email address and website address of the PCE Certificate holder.
All PCE Certificate holders are obliged to advise the Certificate Committee of changes to their details.
Applicants transfer a single fee, set by the General Assembly, at the time of their application for the PCE Certificate to PCE Europe. The fee is not refundable.
For the time being the application fee is 50 EUR for Psychotherapists/Counsellors.
After receipt of the fee the application will be processed by the Certificate Committee. If there are any open questions the applicant will be contacted for clarification. If the application is in order the PCE Certificate will be issued and sent to the applicant by post.
PCE Europe sincerely hopes you find this new instrument for visibility and promotion in the public domain useful and look forward to awarding you your personal certificate.
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