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BSc Honours Counselling & Psychotherapy

Validated by Middlesex University &
Professional Accreditation with IACP

PCI College is the leading provider of counselling courses in Ireland. With 25 years’ experience delivering a proven method of teaching, we have seen many of our graduates pave their way to a rewarding career. With Counselling and Psychotherapy becoming a sought after profession for individuals from various backgrounds, our part time degree course is designed to offer a flexible approach to learning. Validated by Middlesex University and fully accredited by the IACP, our honours degree is designed to be both, theoretical and experiential, providing students with the qualifications and skills they will need to practice as a professional counsellor.  


There are no formal examinations, giving students more opportunities to concentrate on their assignments, and their own self-exploration throughout their journey. On successful completion of year 3 of your degree, you will be awarded with your PCI College Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is currently the requirement for working towards your professional accreditation.  However with new government regulations pending for accrediting bodies, the degree programme has been the choice of many students to ensure they are meeting future requirements by qualifying with a honours degree.


Why counselling? A counselling career offers an individual the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, enabling them to offer their skills and experience to clients that require a particular service in the community. Counsellors offer one-to-one therapy to people for issues including, anxiety, depression and stress. Many provide specialist therapy in areas such as marriage counselling, family therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, thus allowing them to provide a broader range of much needed services in the community. 

Course Details

 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 (Clondalkin), Dublin City (Drumcondra), Athlone, Cork, Limerick & Kilkenny.


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


Provisional Start Dates (Subject to Change):


Weekend Classes - 14th &15th September 2018

Dublin West Tuesdays - 18th September 2018

Dublin City Wednesdays - 19th September 2018

Kilkenny Thursdays - 20th September 2018


Please note that course orientations take place 1 week prior to start date in each venue.


Assessment: Assignments


Duration: Four years, part-time.

Award:Middlesex University BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy*

Level: Level 6 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 8 NFQ)


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.



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
Tuesday Afternoon (14:00-19:00) 
Every Second Weekend (Fri 18:30-21:30 & Sat 9.30-17:30)

* Please note that the Dublin West stream of the BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy Year 1 takes place in PCI College @ ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Dublin City
Wednesday Afternoon (14.00-19.00)
Every Second Weekend (Fri 18:30-21:30 & Sat 9.30-17:30)



Every Second Weekend (Fri 18.30-21.30 & Sat 9.30-17.30)

Every Second Weekend (Fri 18.30-21.30 & Sat 9.30-17.30)


Every Second Weekend (Fri 18:30-21:30 & Sat 9.30-17:30)

Thursday Afternoon (14:00-19:00)


*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 - usually on a Sunday.





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)
· Work/Volunteer training with a substantial counselling element.*
· Level 7+ (NFQ) course in Psychology, Social Care/Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing or Equivalent.*

3.Entry is by 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.

Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course. Workshops including essay skills will be provided to assist with the practicalities of written work. These workshops are currently provided free and attendance is mandatory.

Students will meet with a Core Tutor, who will be a core lecturer on their programme, twice a year to discuss progression and engagement in a supportive capacity. In years 3 & 4 as degree students become more independent learners; tutorials, seminar, and career development sessions will be provided.

Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on application.

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What our Students Say

"My memory of PCI is that it was one of the best experiences I have had in a learning environment. I am working as a marriage counsellor with Accord Kilkenny and I am now putting into practice what I learnt from your College. Thank you very much."
Mary Curtin - BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Graduate

What our Students Say

“Excellent tutors and course-work, made this course very enjoyable. Also, Joyce in PCI was a fabulous & caring person... The Student Care Officer Phil Duggan was a great help in keeping students on track with their required hours. I found the college had a lovely approach in dealing with students & helping them to handle the pressure of completing the high level.... required.”
Jenny Hannigan - Foundation & BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Graduate
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