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Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy


  • outstanding individual support; unique classroom setting (experiential and theoretical)
  • classes limited to 20 Students
  • first step towards a career in Counselling & Psychotherapy

100 hour Certificate programme. For Personal Development or for those who want to prepare for professional qualification. Taught & designed to Level 4 on the NFQ. 




Course Details

This course is accessible to all and is a great way to develop an understanding and appreciation of counselling. It will appeal to those who are looking for personal development or those who need counselling skills in their work. You will be introduced to a basic knowledge of counselling, key skills and selected approaches to the process. Interpersonal communication, personal development issues and the application of theory to practice are all well explored.

This course is also a stepping stone for those who want to prepare for a professional qualification. The PCI College Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy meets one of the entry requirements of our BSc Degree Programme.

Accreditation: Upon completion of this course, students will be invited to apply to our Middlesex University
BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 6) which fully meets the training criteria of the BACP & IACP.

Eligibility: Applicants should feel they posess sufficient maturity to reflect on theor own development as a person.


Assessment: Assignments - Taught and Designed to Level 4 on the NFQ

Award: PCI College Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Next Start date:      10th March 2018 
                     Inspire HQ, Lombard House, 10-20 Lombard Street, Belfast BT1 1RD

Duration:                100 hours
Saturdays & Sundays (9.30am-4.30pm) Every Week


Booking: To book your place, download the Application Form on the left of this page, fill it out and return to us with your deposit. If posting, please send to Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. If emailing, please send it to 
studentservices@pcicollege.ie.  In the meantime, call us on +44 (0) 289 099 7852 or email info@pcicollege.co.uk for more information.  Please note the course venue is as above: Lombard House, Lombard Street.


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

Participants can expect to:

  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of counselling as a distinct interpersonal form.
  • Learn and practice key frameworks for counselling and the skills required to implement them.
  • Reflect on personal growth and experience of life as a primary source of your understanding of counselling.
  • Become familiar with some of the main issues presented in counselling and an outline of how each is treated.


Talk to us:
+44 (0) 289 099 7852

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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

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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