Course Description

Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies - Autumn 2023

Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies - Autumn 2023 is a course run by IICP College, Dublin. It is an Online course . Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies - Autumn 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies - Autumn 2023 at IICP College, please review the details below.


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.
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Training ProviderIICP College
Course LocationTallaght, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 24
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsLevel 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies
Course Start Date30th September 2023
Course End Date13th January 2024
Course TimeOptions available: 1. Block 1 Option: Saturday 30th September - Saturday 13th January 2024 2. Block 2 Option; Saturday 7th October 2023 - 20th January 2024 3. Saturday Weekly Option: Saturday 23rd September 2023 - 13th January 2024 4. Tuesday Weekly Option: Tuesday 26th September 2023 - 16th January 2024 5. Wednesday Weekly Option: Wednesday 27th September 2023 - 17th January 2024
Course Fee€1300 (Includes €50 QQI fee)
Entry RequirementsEntry 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.
Course CodeCert Autumn23
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