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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 three core modules follow a natural progression from personal development to theoretical approaches and skills practice, while also giving students an insight into counselling and psychotherapy as a profession. You can expect a mix of traditional classroom-style and more hands-on 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.

 

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

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 and become an IACP accredited professional or who wish to incorporate counselling knowledge and skills into their current personal/ professional lives.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DOING THIS COURSE?

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 Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

Course Details

 

 

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Intensive Summer Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy 

 

Venues: Dublin (Drumcondra) & Kilkenny (Newpark Hotel)


Duration: 
100 hours

 

Timetables* & Venues:


Dublin: Respond! - High Park Campus, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays Every Week - 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm

 

Plus 4 Weekends:

 

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2019

Saturday 29th June & Sunday 30th June 2019

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019

Saturday 27th July 2018

 

Dublin Start Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019*

Dublin End Date: Saturday 27th July 2019*

 

Kilkenny: Newpark Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Newpark Lower, Kilkenny

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays Every Week - 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm

 

Plus 4 Weekends:

 

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2019

Saturday 29th June & Sunday 30th June 2019

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019

Saturday 27th July 2018

 

 

Kilkenny Start Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019*

Kilkenny End Date: Saturday 27th July 2019*

 

 

Autumn Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy

 

 

Athlone: Athlone Education Centre, Moydrum Road, Athlone

 

Timetable TBC

 

Belfast: Click here for further details

 

Timetable TBC

 

Dublin City: Respond, High Park Campus, Grace Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

 

Timetable TBC

 

Dublin West: Dublin West Education Centre, Old Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24

 

Timetable TBC

 

Cork: Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork 

 

Timetable TBC

 

Kilkenny: Newpark Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Newpark Lower, Kilkenny

 

Timetable TBC

 

Limerick: Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick

 

Timetable TBC

 

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


Eligibility:
Applicants should feel that they possess the maturity to reflect on their own development as a person. All candidates are required to satisfy the English language requirement. Candidates whose first language is not English and who are presenting qualifications other than the Leaving Certificate may satisfy the requirement through the completion of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or equivalent, on the basis that they obtain a minimum band score of 6, which denotes a very good skill level of English. It should be noted that these are the minimum requirements in English and PCI College may set higher requirements in each case. 

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 Theories & Approaches
  • Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to the profession of counselling & psychotherapy

 

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

 

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

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. A mid-course workshop aims to give you a practical introduction to the field of counselling and psychotherapy as a profession, while the final day is devoted to integrating learning from across the course. Time is given for students to reflect on their individual experiences and consider the group’s achievements as their time together comes to an end.



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Full Price - €1480.00
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Quality Checked by the NCS

 

PCI College is delighted to announce that its in-class Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy has become the first foundation course of its kind in the Republic of Ireland to receive ‘Quality Checked Training’ status from the National Counselling Society (NCS). This means that the NCS, who are based in the UK, have extensively reviewed and approved the course's content and delivery, deeming it to be worthy of their high standards. This comes after lengthy collaboration between Programme Leader Simon Forsyth and the NCS and reflects the course's excellence.

 

The National Counselling Society was established in 1999 and plays an important role within the profession of counselling in the UK. Their ethos is that counselling is a unique vocation and that this should be reflected in all related policies. They act to protect counselling from inappropriate regulation if they feel it could harm the work of counsellors and the diversity, creativity and range of training options that currently exist within the profession. For more information, please visit the Society's website here.

 

To register with the NCS, please click here to download the application form.

 

 

 

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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