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BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy

Meets the criteria of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully accredited by the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP). 


  • outstanding individual support; unique classroom setting (experiential and theoretical)
  • gain a professional qualification in order to practice as a therapist (Accredited by IACP, meets BACP Criteria)
  • achieve an honours Bachelor of Science degree validated by Middlesex University (Level 6)


This course is designed to provide comprehensive training within the field of counselling and psychotherapy. As a college, we are committed to making transformative contributions to individuals and society as a leading educational establishment in the field of mental health and wellbeing. In recognition of the many and varied effective approaches to therapy, PCI College’s unique training programme is centred around an integrative model which is inspired by an underlying humanistic philosophy. The integrative training programme, resting on a humanistic framework, emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a medium through which healing can occur. On completion of this course, participants will qualify as skilled, competent and creative therapists, who are ready to meet with confidence the needs of a fast-evolving society and are equipped to work in a variety of settings with a wide range of presenting issues. The programme is developed, delivered and assessed by PCI College, and validated and awarded by Middlesex University.




This course is intended for people who are interested in becoming professional counsellors & psychotherapists and want to gain an honours degree and a professional qualification in counselling and psychotherapy. The course will also meet the needs of those who have an opportunity to use counselling skills as part of their work (either in a paid or voluntary capacity) or to simply broaden their qualifications.    



You will be ready to pursue a wide variety of career options including private practice and the provision of counselling services to voluntary, community and statutory organisations. You will benefit from our commitment to providing high quality, inspiring, memorable, positive, professional and potentially life-changing learning experiences through a participative, experiential programme which values the prior lived experience of each learner.

Course Details


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Venue: 63 Malone Rd, Belfast, BT9 6SA

Start Date: September 20th 2019*

Weekend Timetable: 
Every second weekend,  Friday 18.00-21.00 & Saturday 9.30-17.30
Group Supervision starts in 2nd Year.  One Sunday a month for 2 hours.



Start Date: September 18th 2019*


Weekday Timetable:

Wednesday Afternoon 14.00 -19.00

Group Supervision starts in 2nd Year.  One Sunday a month for 2 hours.


*Please note all start dates are subject to change.


Duration: Four years, part-time.

Assessment: Assignments

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


Wondering if this is the right course for you? Read 7 Reasons to Choose PCI College Belfast for your counselling course now! 


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) - 100 Hours
· Work/Volunteer training with a substantial counselling element.*
· Level 5+ course in Psychology, Social Care/Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing or Equivalent.*

3.Entry is by application form and interview.

*Entry onto the Diploma & BSc (Hons) 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.

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.

Talk to us:
+44 (0) 289 099 7852

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Validated by:

Accredited by:


Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy 



What our Students Say

“The course has opened up my mind and my emotions to all aspects of human life both positive and negative. Because of this, I believe I am a much more rounded person & the possibilities are endless. For me the practical application along with the academic understanding really enriches the course...”
Susan Gorman - BSc (Hons) in Addiction Counselling 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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