Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) is the professional body that accredits and monitors family and couple therapists in Ireland. It accredits Therapists at registered and supervisor level and has a section for student and associate members.

FTAI is a full member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and also of the European Family Therapy Association. Many of the registered Family Therapists hold European accreditation and are thus qualified to work in European counties.

FTAI is a voluntary body. The association provides a code of ethics and a complaints procedure that all registered therapists sign up to and these are available for perusal on this website.

FTAI hosts an AGM once a year and offers many workshops for its members. It produces a journal ‘Feedback‘ a number of times a year and continues to be at the cutting edge of therapeutic issues both in Ireland and abroad.

Standards, Registration & Accreditation

Code of Ethics


Research & Studies

Executive Committe Members

Samantha McGarry-                   Chairperson
Mary Scully-                                 Vice-Chair
Lana Galkovskaja-                       Treasurer

Deirdre Hayes

Scott Ahearn

Patricia Scully

Maura Layden

Bruce Sleeman

Anne Richardson

Michael Flanagan

Kate Daly

FTAI Sub-Committees

  • Registration
  • PR and Communications
  • Irish Council of Psychotherapy
  • Workshops
  • Course Accreditation
  • EFTA
  • Ethics
  • Complaints
  • Students