Course Description

Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies – March 2024 Fully Online Course

IICP College


Our Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies Programme is the perfect entry point for those considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy as it contains an excellent mix of theory, skills and personal development. All IICP teaching staff are therapy practitioners, which means they put their teaching into a real-world context.

Programme Aims

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad elementary knowledge of two main therapy approaches; Person Centred Therapy and Choice Theory/Reality Therapy;
  2. Describe the evolution of counselling and psychotherapy from historical to contemporary perspectives;
  3. Discuss mental illness and its treatment, including modern therapeutic approaches;
  4. Identify the scope and limitations of counselling and psychotherapy;
  5. Appreciate basic ethical considerations for working with others;
  6. Describe the essential components of a therapeutic relationship;
  7. Engage in simulated practice of basic counselling practice;
  8. Apply core counselling and psychotherapeutic skills in simulated practice;
  9. Participate in reflective exercises in one-to-one and group settings;
  10. Consider the role of the self in the therapeutic relationship;
  11. Recognise the limitations of one’s own knowledge, skills and competencies; and
  12. Communicate effectively in academic and practice settings.

Course Code CertMar2024
College Name IICP College
Course Category Counselling & Psychotherapy, Health Care
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 24
Course Start Date 7th March 2024
Course End Date 16th May 2024
Course Fee €1300 (Includes €50 QQI fee)
Course Duration 3 months
Course Times Options available: 1. Thursday evenings with some full day Sunday.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies
Entry Requirements Entry Routes This programme is suitable for those either working in the helping professions, or interested in seeking to develop their awareness of what is involved in training as a counsellor/psychotherapist. A qualification recognised at level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) such as the Leaving Certificate is required for entry onto this programme. Those with substantial life experience can also apply under our recognition of prior learning and experience policy.
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Killinarden Enterprise Park,, Kiltipper Rd, Dublin, Ireland

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