Annual General Meeting

Dear Members, please be informed that there is going to be an annual general meeting for tapcap members and the meeting also will give a chance for members to conduct election for leaders.Please register for your attendance and make sure you have paid all your fees for you to be a member.

Date,Time, Place: 28th of February 2015, at 9.00 am Blomquist hall at the University of Iringa

Place: Iringa

Contacts: +255754 489837 for any inquiries.

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Ag. Chairperson Tapcap 


About Us





The Tanzania Association for Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (TAPCAP) is the National Umbrella Organisation that brings together all practicing counsellors, Psychotherapists and counselling/Psychotherapy training institutions in Tanzania. TAPCAP was officially formed in 2009 and registered by the government with registration number SA 16541.

Membership to TAPCAP is open to all professionally trained counsellors, Psychotherapists, counselling/Psychology students, counsellor/Psychotherapy educators and all those with an interest in counselling and Psychotherapy. To-date, TAPCAP has over 200 active registered members, two registered training institutions and 5 registered private firms.

TAPCAP is governed by a board of directors whose responsibility is to oversee the general running of the association. The day to day operations of the organisation are spearheaded by the chairperson working closely with other TAPCAP members.


                    Regulate counselling/Psychotherapy practice and supervision  in Tanzania

                    Promote learning and sharing about the value, benefits and availability of counselling and Psychotherapy

                    Advocate for a Psychological Health and  environment that promote people’s well being

                    Enhance Collaboration and networking among individuals, Professionals, Institutions, Private Practitioners and organizations’ offering counselling/Psychotherapy services and training

                    Strengthen the performing capacity of TAPCAP to respond to its evolving needs and that of its membership

                    Set ethical standards in counselling, Psychotherapy and establish guidelines for counselling and Psychotherapy practice in Tanzania

                    Promote opportunities for continuing professional education to update counsellors and Psychotherapists

                    Promote opportunities for  Counsellors and Psychotherapists to engage in research

                    Expand membership


                    TAPCAP has an accreditation and certification committee which is chosen by the board to accredit individual counsellors/psychotherapists, supervisors, counselling services and training courses.

                    TAPCAP issues certificates to accredit and certify members and organizations to provide training or offer services in counselling and Psychotherapy.

                    We also deliver workshops and 'surgeries' to help members who are thinking about, or are in the process of applying for accreditation as counsellor/psychotherapist.  These are run by our own assessors.  


                    We also provide an accredited logo for our accredited members, services and courses to use on their advertising, employment opportunities to help them stand out from the crowd.






P.O.Box 200, 


Phone: +255 754 489 837

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TAPCAP strives to promote professional development in Tanzania and other African countries by offering an active membership service to professionally trained Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Membership is open professionally trained counsellors and Psychotherapists, trainers and supervisors in the country.




1.Student member

As a student member it is likely that you are at the start of your counselling and psychotherapy career and also new to TAPCAP. It is our intention to guide and support you as you progress to our member category and hopefully to become a certified and an accredited member of TAPCAP. Student membership is available if you are undertaking classroom tuition on a counselling/psychotherapy course that is a minimum of one year full time or two years part time with a supervised placement.


2. Associate member

Associate membership is for members who have qualifications that do not meet the specific criteria of the Member TAPCAP category. Associate members can move into the student member category upon commencement of appropriate training or apply to become accredited members should they meet the eligibility criteria.

3.Foreign Affiliates members

Persons living abroad who are members of an acknowledged foreign Counseling/Psychotherapy Association and can provide proof of qualification in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and become affiliate members while working in Tanzanian context with our supervision

4. Member

If you have successfully completed and graduated from a minimum of a one year full time or two year part time counselling/psychotherapy qualification that included a supervised placement  of  400 to 600 hours you are eligible to become a member of TAPCAP   and you will be certified . See eligibility criteria for certification:


Criterion A

  A counsellor/Psychotherapist who has undertaken a TAPCAP recognised counselling/Psychotherapy course of minimum of a one year full time or two year part time .

 Evidence of having completed a minimum of 400 to 600 hours of counselling/Psychotherapy practice under supervision over one to two-year period.

Criterion B

Having met the criterion A, the counsellor/Psychotherapist shall then be required to:

   Engage in on-going supervision of at least one supervision session a month.

  Show evidence of commitment of on-going professional and personal development such as regular participation in counselling/Psychotherapy training courses, study, conferences, etc.

     Demonstrate practice, which adheres to the TAPCAP code of ethics and practice for counsellors, Psychotherapists and undertake to continue working within the code.

     Renew status every two years.



Membership of TAPCAP is an excellent way in which to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to the safe and ethical delivery of counselling and psychotherapy services in Tanzania.  All members are bound by TAPCAP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy.


1.Local voluntary or charitable

If your organisation is a voluntary and/or registered charity working in one location such as a neighbourhood, town or county, or is a county-based, local authority run, educational establishment, or non-commercial university, then this category of membership is applicable.

2.National voluntary or charitable

If your organisation is a voluntary and/or charitable organisation which covers more than one county, then this category of membership is applicable.


If your organisation is a local or national commercial organisation and/or educational establishment (ie profit making) then this category of membership is applicable.


 Partnerships, limited companies, sole traders and any other organisations that are not voluntary or charitable should apply as commercial organisations.


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TAPCAP - Tanzania Association for Professional Counsellors And Psychotherapists   

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