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Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy MA in Integrative Counselling


PCI College provide a 100 hour part-time certificate course in counselling and psychotherapy with an emphasis on individuals that are interested in exploring their own personal development and growth. This course is designed to be the first step to a career in counselling and to provide useful skills that you can use in a workplace, or your own personal life.


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 


Our certificate course is open to all students, and is designed to provide you with an overview of counselling, exploring theories and approaches, and the key issues faced in personal development, and interpersonal communication.  


The course is an enlightening journey, and a hugely enjoyable personal development course which will provide skills to benefit you in any role or relationship. The classroom is an experiential learning environment where you can use your life experience and your background to benefit others learning experience. Counselling and Psychotherapy is a widely needed service today, and you can begin your new career here with PCI College.


PCI College will offer you outstanding individual support in a unique classroom setting which is both experiential and theoretical. So whether you want to take that first step towards a career in Counselling & Psychotherapy, or your own journey of personal development and growth, contact us today with any questions you may have, or you can book now using our online booking system.


Course Details

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

100 hours


Summer Certificate Course (Available in Dublin City ONLY):


Start Date: Tuesday 22nd of May 2018




Tuesday & Thursday Evenings Every Week - 6.30pm to 9.30pm


PLUS 4 Additional Weekends:


Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018 09:00-17:30
Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 2018 09:00-17:30
Saturday 21st & 22nd Sunday July 2018 09:00-17:30
Saturday 28th July 2018 09:00-17:30


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


End Date: 28th July 2018


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.

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

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

Award: PCI College Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy

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


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.


Our Certificate course has recently been updated and improved.  Read Programme Leader Gael Kilduff's blog here to learn more about these great changes to the course.

We also have a Blended Learning Certificate availablefor 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

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.


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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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