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Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy MA in Integrative Counselling


This comprehensive and rewarding course offers you both a stimulating learning experience and an enjoyable introduction to the world of counselling and psychotherapy. The four distinct course modules follow a natural progression from personal development and theoretical approaches to skills practice and an overview of counselling and psychotherapy as a profession. You can expect a mix of traditional classroom-style and more handson experiential learning, with the opportunity to forge real and often lasting connections with your colleagues. Our classes typically include students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, offering opportunities for rich interpersonal sharing and learning. Indeed, in keeping with the ethos of counselling and psychotherapy, each student’s individual story is respected, and their unique talents encouraged throughout the course.




This course is for those who wish to learn more about both the inner workings of counselling and psychotherapy, and themselves as individuals. It will also appeal to those who intend to pursue a career in the field or who wish to incorporate counselling knowledge and skills into their current personal/ professional lives.




The course aims to be both intellectually stimulating and useful. The skills and knowledge acquired may be effectively applied to any number of ‘real life’ situations and professions. These skills may include increased self-awareness and empathy, improved communication and listening abilities, and a range of counselling tools that can enhance interpersonal relationships. Students wishing to pursue a career in the field will also be provided with the essential foundational elements needed as part of enrolment for a further qualification, such as our BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy.



For those who are interested in progressing to become an IACP accredited professional counsellor, this course offers an introduction to counselling and psychotherapy, enabling you to learn basic counselling skills, as well as providing you with the opportunity to apply for our Bsc Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy  

Course Details

Venues: Athlone, Cork, Dublin City, Dublin West, Kilkenny and Limerick (Belfast Click here for further details

100 hours


Start Date: September 2018


Timetable: Monday Evenings Every Week - 6.30pm to 9.30pm & 1 Saturday Class – Final Day of Course (18th May 2018 – 9.30am-5.30pm)

*Please note that timetables are provisional and may be subject to change.


End Date: 18th May 2019


Applicants should feel that they possess a maturity to reflect on their own development as a person.

Award: PCI College Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy 


Accreditation: Upon completion of this course, students will be invited to apply to our Middlesex University BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 6 FHEQ - Comparable to Level 8 NFQ).  The PCI College Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (awarded in Year 3 of the Degree Programme) is fully accredited by the IACP in all PCI College venues. 



Places on the Certificate course are limited to 20 in each venue so we would encourage you to Book Your Place as soon as possible. 

We also have a Blended Learning Certificate available for those who would like to study at their own pace from home.

  • Personal Development
  • Overview of Theorists & Key Approaches
  • Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to the profession of counselling & psychotherapy


Assessment: Assignments - Taught and Designed to a level comparable to Level 6 on NFQ.




You can expect to learn more about yourself and your inner processes, and how this may inform your everyday life. This is fostered by the lecturer’s creation of a safe, supportive learning environment that encourages and respects your unique journey. You will be introduced to some of the key forefathers and mothers of psychotherapy, as well as the theoretical frameworks that continue to inform the field today. You will learn some of the essential ‘baseline’ skills of the counselling relationship and have the chance to practice these in a live setting via small group work with your colleagues. Lecturers will be on hand to provide guidance and feedback. The final module aims to give you a brief introduction to the field of counselling and psychotherapy as a profession before offering an opportunity to integrate learning acquired from across the course. Time is also given for students to reflect on their individual experiences and consider the group’s achievements as the course comes to an end.


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Full Price - €1480.00
Deposit - €450.00

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 We also have a Blended Learning Certificate available for those who would like to study at their own pace from home. 



What our Students Say

"Powerful teaching methods that gave a lot of food for thought which challenged and expanded my self awareness"
Certificate Student 2013, Dublin West

What our Students Say

"I like the fact there is a plan for each lesson; I like the level of notes supplied and I like the different types of learning e.g. role-play, videos etc"
Certificate Student 2013, Belfast
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