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International College for Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD)

Suite 11 Inish Carraig Golden Island, Athlone, Westmeath, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: N37 PN82

ICPPD – The International College for Personal and Professional Development was founded to develop training courses and education services, while allowing New Beginnings to focus on offering counselling and supervision services.

ICPPD is a leader in the field of personal and professional development for members of the public and for professionals in the caring and helping arena.

The International College for Personal and Professional Development ICPPD attracts people who appreciate a holistic perspective to helping and healing. Courses at ICPPD are integrative and holistic with emphasis on creativity and scholarly activity. More and more clients of today are asking for an integrated holistic approach to matters of health and well-being. The graduate practitioner will be there to meet this emerging need.

The programmes offered are rooted in the humanistic tradition and the focus is on meeting the learner on a physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and behavioural level.

ICPPD is particularly, although not exclusively, focused on delivering academic programmes and supporting professional training, in psychological therapies where there are definite growth possibilities. Supporting psychological therapists in their further development and knowledge base in academic knowledge, clinical practice and research is uppermost in the ICPPD s vision, as this meets an expressed need.

1 year add-on BA(Hons) in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy – Level 8

BACHELOR OF ARTS (Hons) in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy – commencing October 2019 1 year, part-time, 60 credit, Level 8 add-on, QQI-validated This new QQI-validated Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is being offered in both Athlone and Galway. The main aim of this new 1-year, add-on Bachelor of Arts (Hons)…

4 year BA (Hons) in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy – Level 8

BACHELOR OF ARTS (Hons): This 4-year, part-time, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy Level 8 programme, (QQI validation pending) is offered in both Athlone and Galway. Since its foundation ICPPD has taken the steps necessary to ensure the delivery of a quality service in an environment that is characterised by an attitude…

BA (Hons) in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy – Level 8

BACHELOR OF ARTS (Hons) in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy – commencing October 2018 1 year, part-time, 60 credit, Level 8 add-on, QQI-validated This new QQI-validated Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is being offered in both Athlone and Galway. The main aim of this new 1-year, add-on Bachelor of Arts (Hons)…

Certificate in Bereavement and Loss - Distance Learning

“We cannot afford to forget any experience, not even the most painful.” – Dag Hammarskjold “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway “We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” – Marcel Proust About This programme is of interest to you if…

Chakra Wisdom – Colour, Sound and Movement – 1-Day Workshop

This workshop invites you to come with an open mind and a compassionate heart, to reconnect with your ancient wisdom. Spend the day in discussion and practice of meditation, colour, movement and sound as ways of accessing the Sacred within yourself and others. This day is an opportunity to experience and reclaim a sense of…

Diploma in Advanced Supervision across Professions

IACP accredited & recognized by the Supervisor’s Association of Ireland (SAI) A Holistic and Integrative Approach 100 hours’ Professional Programme (delivered over 15 days) Meet International Supervision Experts – Robin Shohet, Dr Bobby Moore & Dr Geraldine Holton (See clip “Fear and Love in Supervision” by Robin at bottom of this page) What is supervision? Like…

Inner Child Workshop - 1 Day

It is becoming clearer to psychologists, therapists and healers that the inner child has more of an influence over our lives than we were previously aware. This part, although living in our subconscious mind, is a living conscious part. It is the child we once were and it holds all our hurts, disappointments, traumas, anger,…

Introduction to Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

Introduction to Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy A Stepping Stone to A Career in Counselling and Psychotherapy About This 60 hour Certificate Course is an Introduction to Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a foundation-level counselling and psychotherapy course with a difference! The course is highly-interactive and combines personal development, counselling skills, and an introduction to…

Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat - 1 Day

We offer one day  silent retreat in peaceful surroundings. The time is spent in mindful meditation outdoors in nature when possible. Meditation and mindfulness is not just for special people it is for everyone. During the retreat you give yourself the chance to meditate and be mindful in a way that has many physical and…

Mindfulness and Mindful Living Programme - 32 CPD Hours

About “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor” – Thich Nhat Hanh The programme is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams, Jack Kornfield, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tony Bates and other master practitioners and experts in the field. It is suitable for beginners and those…

Online Personal Development Course

Life at present may seem like a never-ending rollercoaster leaving you feeling frustrated, anxious, depressed, and unfulfilled, but you can bring your life into balance by learning: More about: Stress and how to avoid becoming overwhelmed Why your emotions matter to you and to others How you can become calm, energised, focused and more aware…

Personal Development

This Personal Development Course is aimed at participants who are seeking to understand themselves more fully. Perhaps you are interested in a professional training, or you want to become more fully the human being that you are and share your unique gifts with others either personally or/and professionally? ICPPD believes that Personal Development is a…

Professional Certificate in Psychosynthesis

At ICPPD, we endeavour to provide services of the highest quality in an atmosphere that is intellectually exciting, supportive of personal needs, and spiritually inspiring. This dynamic and stimulating programme provides theory, skills and techniques that have a direct application to both personal and professional development, and is a unique opportunity to further your personal…

Professional Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy

This Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy has been described as unique and pioneering in Ireland About This programme is aimed at professionals who wish to enhance their current practice in the use of expressive arts and art therapy, or those who wish to integrate the academic and practical applications of the creative process into their…

Reflection & Retreat in Nature (Walking on Sacred Earth)

Have you ever felt Spirits whisper among the plants, flowers, trees in the woods, by a stream, river or the ocean, or in relation to an animal or pet, or perhaps in a bird or by listening to the wind. These moments or experiences often change us, inspire us, or clarify our thinking. Sometimes these…

Self-Discovery through the Chakras

About Perhaps you know what a chakra is or you may have read or heard about chakras. And you know that there is more to you that just the physical body. You know that your body is an energetic system through which the universal life force flows. Your seven chakras are a part of this…

Training for Trainers of Personal Development

We offer you the framework and manual including hand-outs of an eight-week Personal Development Course, which has been delivered to and validated by a variety of groups and organisations, and includes Self-Esteem, Effective Communication Skills and Assertiveness Training. People who have previously attended this 3-Day training workshop include Care-Workers, Tutors, Project Facilitators, HR Managers, Counsellors,…

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