Course Description

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy

PCI College

Counselling & Psychotherapy Part-Time Course at PCI College

So what will you achieve with PCI College?  

  • Outstanding individual support in a unique classroom environment that is both experiential  and theoretical.
  • You will gain a professional qualification in order to practice as an accredited psychotherapist.
  • You will achieve an honours bachelor of science degree validated by Middlesex University.

Dublin West*, Dublin City Centre, Athlone, Cork, Limerick & Kilkenny.

**Please see more details about our Belfast degree by clicking here.

Next Start Date: 

Provisional Start Dates (Subject to Change):

Weekend Classes – September 2021

Dublin West Weekdays – September 2021

Dublin City Weekdays – September 2021

Kilkenny Weekdays – September 2021

Assessment: Assignments

Duration: Four years, part-time.
Award:Middlesex University BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy*

Level: Level 6 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 8 NFQ)
Interested in finding out more? Call David or Adam now at 01-464 2268 or add your details to the purple Questions Box above and we’ll get back to you shortly. You can also see what our students say in the video on this page, or here in testimonials and profiles.

Dublin West
Weekday Afternoon (14:00-20:00)
Every Second Weekend (Sat 9.30-17:30)

Dublin City Centre
Weekday Afternoon (14.00-20.00)
Every Second Weekend (Sat 9.30-17:30)


Every Second Weekend (Sat 9.30-17.30)

Every Second Weekend ( Sat 9.30-17.30)

Every Second Weekend (Sat 9.30-17:30)

Thusday Afternoon (13:00-19:00)

This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by PCI College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualification) is the UK National Framework of Qualifications.

*Please Note: Course Inductions will be held the week before start date. You will receive full details with your timetable following your acceptance.
Group Supervision starts in 2nd Year and will be outside your standard timetable hours. It is 2 hours once a month.

College Name PCI College
Course Category Counselling & Psychotherapy, Health Care
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Honours Bachelor Degree
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 22
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 20th September 2020
Course Fee 0.00
Course Duration 4 academic yrs
Course Times Timetable*: Provisional Start Dates (Subject to Change): Weekend Classes - September 2021 Dublin West Weekdays - September 2021 Dublin City Weekdays - September 2021 Kilkenny Weekdays - September 2021
Title of Awarding Middlesex University BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Entry Requirements 1. Applicants should possess a maturity to reflect on their own development as a person. 2. Applicants need to have successfully completed a: Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy (or similar) of 60+ hours. OR Equivalent level 7+ (NFQ) course in for e.g., Psychology, Social Care/Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing or any discipline related to the field of counselling. OR Show evidence of personal development /substantial life experience (for e.g., proof of volunteer work, community work, experience of counselling and/or portfolio of prior learning). 3. Entry is by the application form and interview. *Entry onto the BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy may require catch-up work to be completed. This is based on assessment of your prior learning, which will be discussed at Interview.
Career Path Career Path: Counselling is a fulfilling career and can change your life as well as others. People who become counsellors are genuinely interested in human behaviour and have a strong desire to help others improve their mental well-being. They are also skilled at interacting with people on a personal level, while maintaining a professional relationship. Today more than ever there is a massive need for trained counsellors and psychotherapists in Ireland. Indeed there is increased acknowledgement of the growing need for Counsellors within the HSE, Community Primary Care Groups, Schools and the Private Sector. Our BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy ensures that you have equipped yourself with the necessary qualification and training to be recognised and effective. Once you have completed your professional training, there are many routes open to you; You may wish to set up a Private Practice, join an agency or work for an organisation such as the HSE, a School, a Charity or a State-Body. Accreditation The IACP provides standards of practice, professional identification, education/training and regulation for the counselling and psychotherapy profession in Ireland. The PCI College professional counsellor/psychotherapist training programme, the course is fully accredited by the IACP in all PCI College venues. Full details on IACP Accreditation can be found here. PCI College have been providing their BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy since 1997. It is validated by Middlesex University and recognised both nationally and internationally. It is Level 6 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 8 NFQ) Professional accreditation is an important requirement for those wishing to practice as professional therapists in Ireland. In the absence of Government regulation of the profession, accreditation bodies such as the IACP provide standards of practice which give reassurance on training quality and ethical conduct to individuals and organisations seeking professional counselling services. While government regulation is planned and the process to structure regulation has begun, it may yet take some time before this is completed and implemented. In the meantime, the IACP and other recognised accreditation bodies will continue to set and monitor the standards of best practice and professional training for therapists in Ireland.
For information about PCI College, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

PCI College

01 464 2060
Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Make Enquiry

Please insert your contact details and any additional information you require and we will forward your request to PCI College.

Captcha code        I confirm I have read the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions & Cookie Information and agree to join the community.


PCI College
Corrig House, Old Naas Road
Clondalkin, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
Visit Website