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Why Choose PCI College Belfast for your Counselling Course?

Why Choose PCI College Belfast


Choosing a professional counselling & psychotherapy training course is a big decision!


We know it takes a lot of consideration before you commit to undertaking professional training - a counselling degree will be a big investment, both financially and personally and you need to make sure you choose the right course for you and your future career.  You can read our '7 Reasons To Choose PCI College' for your counselling & psychotherapy course below:


Belfast Why Choose PCI College 

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When you are deciding which college to choose for your professional training, you may want to compare counselling courses.  Here are 6 important questions you should ask when researching the options available:


6 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Counselling Training Programme:


1. Is the course accredited or does it meet the criteria of an established, well-recognised professional body (such as the BACP or IACP)?

2. Is the course academically validated at Level 6 honours degree, by a recognised university?

3. Will I learn both theory and practical skills with face-to-face, experiential learning and support to put them into practice through classroom role play and with supervised client work?

4. Will I learn from experienced, qualified lecturers, who are practicing counsellors, with current client exertise?

5. Will the course and the College support my personal development, as I prepare myself for the work of helping others in their own life journey?

6. Is the College well-established with a solid reputation amongst qualified, experienced counsellors & psychotherapists?




"I have had the most amazing personal experience during my time in PCI and since. It has given me great confidence and has allowed me to shine in my own right. In tandem, I have grown academically and have expanded my interests in unexpected ways. Overall my PCI experience has given me the ability and the tools to embrace life in whatever form it presents itself to me."
Sorcha McQuaid

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Diploma Graduate 2015), Dublin West

"The support I received from the college and my classmates made my learning experience thoroughly enjoyable. As a result my achievements went beyond what I had hoped for… The personal and professional development I experienced as a result of undertaking the diploma have been invaluable. It was an investment in myself and money well spent."
Elaine Sharkey

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Diploma Graduate 2015), Dublin City Centre

"Most importantly the academic experience was excellent, the tutors were well prepared, communicated the information well and were very approachable. All this plus sharing the journey with a wonderful group of classmates made for a memorable, positive and rewarding experience."
Phillip Moore

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Diploma Graduate 2015), Dublin West

"I enjoyed every moment of my time in class with my colleagues and lecturers. It was a wonderful, life changing experience full of exploration and learning about myself and others. The lecturers were top class - they shared so much of themselves as professionals and nothing was too much bother for them. My colleagues are a phenomenal group of people who I regard as friends. I benefited personally and professionally from my time with PCI."
Sharon Deering

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Diploma Graduate), Athlone

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time with PCI and believe it has provided me with the necessary tools to begin my professional career as a counsellor. Going back to college as a mature student was costly and at times demanding, but it has been worth it. I am very happy with my performance and at the level of support I received whilst a student with PCI. Having come from a different college to PCI in second year, I saw a vast difference in the quality of service an education that PCI offers its students."
Kaylene Petersen

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Diploma Graduate), Kilkenny


See more testimonials here


If you have more questions, or want to talk to us about queries regarding any aspect of our counselling & psychotherapy training, call Sinéad or Lynn today at + 353 1-464 2268 or email info@pcicollege.co.uk and we will call or email you back. 


We hope to meet you soon as a student of PCI College. 

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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

What our Students Say

"Blend of theory and experiential is very good, Role plays facilitated much learning, very supportive learning space; I was pleased to see exploration of broad scope of Lifespan Developmental theory with emphasis too on modern neuroscientific research. Facilitation of the group emotional process around these theoretical concepts was also very thorough"
2014 - 2015 Student, Postgrad Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy
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