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Professional Certificate in Couples Counselling 

This certificate course is designed to enable qualified professionals to work with couples.

This 30 hour programme consists of five one-day workshops, each of 6 hours duration.

This certificate course is designed to equip helping professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate Couples Counselling into their practice in a client-centred, integrative way.

Course Details

In this couples counselling course, you will learn to observe, assess, evaluate, and formulate treatment using the couples environmental influencers as well as their thoughts, moods and emotions, and behaviour. The approaches presented are usable, up-to-date and strongly evidence-based.

Venue: The Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8
Duration: 30 Hour Programme, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Next Start Date: Course has been postponed. A New start date will be available soon.


Please contact enquiries@pcicollege.ie if you are interested in registering for this course.

(Day 1) Introduction to Couples Counselling

(Day 2) Skills and Strategies

(Day 3) Family Dynamics

(Day 4) Sexuality

(Day 5) Integration/Assessment Day

Additional Course Requirements (Before Integration Day):
Record of 15 hours supervised client work in the area of Couples Counselling.
Record of 3 sessions with a supervisor.

Assessed Award:

Find out more about this course in our short video with Programme Leader Mary O'Loughlin (view to the left of this screen or Click Here) or read her recent Blog Article about the factors involved in counselling couples 'Effective Interventions to Guide Couples'


This is a Contining Professional Development Course specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapist (including Students) and other helping professionals with therapeutic experience. If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us at enquiries@pcicollege.ie or 01-642268.

Mary O'Loughlin
Mary holds an Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. She also has an Advanced Certificate in CBT and specialises in couples counselling having extensive experience in this area. She has been tutoring in PCI college since 2006 and has specialist training in areas of sexuality and family therapy. Mary is also a Couples Counsellor and Supervisor with Accord and a Counsellor with the Rape Crisis Centre. Mary has completed Modules at Masters Level in DCU on Sexuality and Psychodynamics.She is a Qualified Mediator with Friary Law, Dublin.


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