KAPC started in 1990. It grew out of a sponsored counsellor training programme and was formed because a specific need of providing professional support for counsellors was identified.

 KAPC responded to the demand for all kinds of counselling services. We grew exponentially and now provide the full range of services to promote professional counselling.

 Many of our first activities were research projects that focused upon providing counselling services and training. We also concentrated upon young people and their particular needs.


Our vision: To be the leading organisation in professional counselling and adolescent behaviour change through the provision of training, information, research and membership activities in sub-Saharan Africa.

 Our mission: To promote opportunities for change and empower and support individuals during the process of change


  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Team Work


KAPC is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation. It is governed in accordance with its constitution. The most powerful component in the constitution in the assembly of members and this normally meets once a year when the annual general meeting is held.

The annual general meeting elects the board that have a more direct impact upon the way in which KAPC runs. It helps to define policy and influences the formation of annual workplans.

The more routine administration is controlled through the Executive Director’s Committee which attends to the day to day issues that arise.


Kenya Association of Professional Counsellors (KAPC) is a registered Non-governmental organization. It was registered in 1990 and has 3 major functions:

 Membership Association

KAPC invites people with an active interest in counselling to join. Members benefit from a range of activities and services.

 Counselling Services

 KAPC provides professional counselling services to private individuals, businesses, and international organizations. The services include individual, couple and group counselling.

 Professional Training Courses

 A range of professional academic counselling courses is offered; progressing from Certificate to Diploma. Short term courses are also available covering specific topics of interest.


  • Proven track record in counselor training for 29 years
  • Extensive training outreach across 17 countries in Sub Saharan Africa region
  • Registered as a TVET training institution under the Ministry of Education
  • Capacity building Partnerships with key  organisations such Africa Capacity Alliance (ACA) on capacity building in East and South Africa region, for the last 20 years. African Regional Capacity Build Network for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Care (1996 – 2002).
  • Accredited as an assessment centre by Curriculum Development Accreditation and Certification Council (TVET/CDACC).
  • Serene, conducive learning environment
  • Well equipped Library and Information Communication resource Centre with a 24 hour uninterrupted internet access for students
  • Subsidized professional counseling for students
  • Fully equipped rooms for skills practice on audio and video
  • Experienced, highyly qualified and CDACC accredited team of trainers and assessors
  • Affordable Fees and friendly installment arrangement