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Founders of PCI College

Liam McCarthy

M.A., H.Dip.Ed., Dip.Ad.Ed., MIACP

Liam sadly passed away in 2010. Liam was a rare and special individual and we are privileged to have known him, to have worked with him, to have benefited from his skilled and charismatic teaching, and indeed from his unique presence. His contribution to the field of counselling and psychotherapy in Ireland is immeasurable.

Liam was actively involved in therapist training since 1978. He was a qualified adult educationalist, counsellor, psychotherapist and an acknowledged curriculum designer. In 2006 Liam was awarded the inaugural Carl Berkeley Memorial Award in recognition of his contribution to counselling and psychotherapy in Ireland.

Josephine C. Murphy

BM.Sc. (Family Couns.), M.A., S.R.N., S.C.M., Dip.Ad.Ed. Dip. Couns., MIACP

Josephine began practicing counselling and psychotherapy after initially training as a nurse and midwife. She was formerly a tutor at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth and a member of the faculty delivering the MSc. Family Counselling (Iona College, New York).

Josephine maintains a private counselling & group therapy practice and is actively engaged in facilitating programmes for Console, Missing in Ireland Support Service and a number of Suicidology training courses in a variety of locations and community centres in Ireland. She is also a trained and accredited counsellor supervisor.


What our Students Say

"Lecturer was very approachable and able to apply theoretical work to all forms of therapy".
2012-2013 Student - Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy

What our Students Say

“My experience with PCI was the best decision in my life, I would rate PCI 10. I'm not saying it was easy, especially starting a new career at the age of 50, but I got through with a lot of hard work and dedication. Liam McCarthy and Josephine Murphy were an inspiration and all the other Tutors I had during the four years. Since I got my Degree I have been so busy counselling, only last week I was offered another new job, its amazing. Next year I will be 70 and hopefully the work will continue.”
Rita Lett BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Graduate
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