2023 Liam McCarthy Scholarship Winner

Congratulations Ciara!

We are delighted to announce the winner of this year's

Liam McCarthy Scholarship is Ciara Kelly. 



The award is given in honour of Liam McCarthy, who passionately believed in the power of personal development and that continuing, adult education could be a central element in the development process for many people. One of his visions was to open third level education to a wider pool of mature students, who might not have otherwise been able to earn a degree. Liam was also passionate about the importance of maintaining high academic standards, which is evident in the degree he designed, and which has remained a high priority for PCI College and our collaborative partner, Middlesex University. Our BSc programme is characterised by an integrative approach to counselling & psychotherapy training, introducing students to all the main therapeutic approaches, cultivating an appreciation of reflexive awareness for transformative learning, and supporting the acquisition of counselling skills required in becoming a competent practitioner within the profession. The BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy degree is accredited by the IACP.


You can read Ciara's winning 1000-word essay by clicking here








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