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Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies - Summer 2024

Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies - Summer 2024 is a course run by IICP College, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of 3 Block Weekends. Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies - Summer 2024 gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Level 6 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies - Summer 2024 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 Date21/06/2024
Course End Date11/08/2024
Course Duration3 Block Weekends
Course TimeFriday 21.06.2024 - 6:00Pm - 10:00pm - Online Saturday 22.06.2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Classroom Sunday 23.06.2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Classroom Friday 19.07.2024 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Online Saturday 20.07.2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Online Sunday 21.07.2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Online Friday 09.08.2024 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Online Saturday 10.08.2024 - 9:00pm - 5:00pm - Classroom Sunday 11.08.2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Classroom
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 Summer2024
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