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BSc Honours Counselling & Psychotherapy

Validated by Middlesex University &
Professional Accreditation with IACP

PCI College is the leading provider of counselling courses in Ireland. With 25 years’ experience delivering a proven method of teaching, we have seen many of our graduates pave their way to a rewarding career. With Counselling and Psychotherapy becoming a sought after profession for individuals from various backgrounds, our part time degree course is designed to offer a flexible approach to learning.


This course is designed to provide comprehensive training within the field of counselling and psychotherapy. As a college, we are committed to making transformative contributions to individuals and society as a leading educational establishment in the field of mental health and wellbeing. In recognition of the many and varied effective approaches to therapy, PCI College’s unique training programme is centred around an integrative model which is inspired by an underlying humanistic philosophy. The integrative training programme, resting on a humanistic framework, emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a medium through which healing can occur. On completion of this course participants will qualify as skilled, competent and creative therapists, who are ready to meet with confidence the needs of a fast-evolving society and are equipped to work in a variety of settings with a wide range of presenting issues. The programme is developed, delivered and assessed by PCI College, and validated and awarded by Middlesex University.





This course is intended for people who are interested in becoming professional counsellors & psychotherapists and want to gain an honours degree and a professional qualification in counselling and psychotherapy. The course will also meet the needs of those who have an opportunity to use counselling skills as part of their work (either in a paid or voluntary capacity), or to simply broaden their qualifications.    




You will be ready to pursue a wide variety of career options including private practice and the provision of counselling services to voluntary, community and statutory organisations. You will benefit from our commitment to providing high quality, inspiring, memorable, positive, professional and potentially life-changing learning experiences through a participative, experiential programme which value the prior lived experience of each learner.

Course Details

Venue: Dublin West (Clondalkin), Dublin City (Drumcondra), Athlone, Cork, Limerick & Kilkenny.

 **Please see more details about our Belfast degree by clicking here.


Duration: 4 years, part-time


Start Dates (Provisional - Subject to Change):


Weekend Classes - 14th &15th September 2018

Dublin West Wednesdays - 19th September 2018

Dublin City Tuesdays - 18th September 2018

Kilkenny Thursdays - 20th September 2018

*Please Note: Course Inductions will be held the week before start date. You will receive full details with your timetable following your acceptance.


Application Deadline: 12th August 2018


Upcoming Interview Dates:

Monday 14th May - Dublin West

Wednesday the 30th May - Dublin West

Thursday, the 21st June - Dublin West



Dublin West
Wednesday Afternoon (14:00-19:00)  OR Every Second Weekend (Fri 18:30-21:30 & Sat 9.30-17:30)

* Please note that the Dublin West stream of the BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy Year 1 takes place in PCI College @ ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Dublin City
Tuesday Afternoon (14.00-19.00) OR Every Second Weekend (Fri 18:30-21:30 & Sat 9.30-17:30)



Every Second Weekend (Fri 18.30-21.30 & Sat 9.30-17.30)

Every Second Weekend (Fri 18.30-21.30 & Sat 9.30-17.30)


Every Second Weekend (Fri 18:30-21:30 & Sat 9.30-17:30)

Thursday Afternoon (14:00-19:00)



Award:Middlesex University BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy*

Level: Level 6 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 8 NFQ)

*This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by PCI College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualification) is the UK National Framework of Qualifications.



Interested in finding out more? Call David or Adam now at 01-464 2268 or add your details to the purple Questions Box above and we'll get back to you shortly. You can also see what our students say in the video on this page, or here in testimonials and profiles

1. Applicants should possess a maturity to reflect on their own development as a person.
2. Applicants need to have successfully completed a:

Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  (or similar)
·  Work/Volunteer training with a substantial counselling element.*
· Level 7+ (NFQ) course in Psychology, Social Care/Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing or Equivalent.*

3.Entry is by application form, essay**, and interview.

*Entry onto the BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy may require catch-up work to be completed. This is based on assessment of your prior learning, which will be discussed at Interview.


**The essay must be no less than 1,000 words in length. The topic of the essay is why you want to become a counsellor. Anything that you think is relevant can be included, whether it is work or life experience. Please email your essay to enquiries@pcicollege.ie or post it to PCI College, Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Essays must be submitted along with the application form before the candidate can be considered for interview.

Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course. Workshops including essay skills will be provided to assist with the practicalities of written work. These workshops are currently provided free and attendance is mandatory.

Students will meet with a Core Tutor, who will be a core lecturer on their programme, twice a year to discuss progression and engagement in a supportive capacity. In years 3 & 4 as degree students become more independent learners; tutorials, seminar, and career development sessions will be provided.

Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on application.

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What our Students Say

"My memory of PCI is that it was one of the best experiences I have had in a learning environment. I am working as a marriage counsellor with Accord Kilkenny and I am now putting into practice what I learnt from your College. Thank you very much."
Mary Curtin - BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Graduate

What our Students Say

“Excellent tutors and course-work, made this course very enjoyable. Also, Joyce in PCI was a fabulous & caring person... The Student Care Officer Phil Duggan was a great help in keeping students on track with their required hours. I found the college had a lovely approach in dealing with students & helping them to handle the pressure of completing the high level.... required.”
Jenny Hannigan - Foundation & BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Graduate
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