The European Network for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (PCE-Europe) was founded in 1998 and became a European chapter of the WAPCEPC in July 2009. The Chapter retains its name but is commonly referred to as PCE Europe.
Currently there are more than 30 associations that are the members of the PCE Europe.
The aim of the Network as a Chapter is to provide a forum for the European associations for person-centred and experiential psychotherapy and counselling that are members in WAPCEPC.
PCE Europe has the following goals:
• to further co-operation and exchange between person-centred associations and institutions in Europe, especially in the field of psychotherapy and counselling;
• to facilitate the building of a PCE identity and the sense of belonging to the PCE paradigm within Europe
• to support/facilitate European person-centred associations, institutions and individuals in their work;
• to have a commitment to support and organise European PCE conferences, workshops, events;
• to work together with the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), the European Association for Counselling (EAC) and other key associations;
• to address specific European socio-political concerns and ensure the contribution of the paradigm in them;
• to establish a European Certificate for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling in order to ensure that PCE psychotherapists and counsellors are trained according to its standards and to aid their mobility within Europe; PCE Europe invites into its membership existing national person-/client-centred and experiential organisations, training institutes and other institutions in Europe which
• are organisational members in WAPCEPC,
• adhere to its principles and its goals
• are committed to clearly defined ethical standards,
• have a commitment to psychotherapy and counselling training and/or further training according to state of the art person-centred training standards and (if these exist) national psychotherapy and/or counselling training standards.