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CPD for counsellors, psychotherapists and helping professionalsOur CPD programme is designed for maintaining, improving and broadening Professionals knowledge and skills whilst developing the personal qualities required in their professional lives.


  • Enhance existing qualifications
  • Keep up-to-date with professional developments
  • Maintain standards in professional practice
  • Approaches presented are useable, up-to-date and strongly evidence-based
  • Faculty of highly trained and qualified psychological specialists.


Teaching during the coronavirus pandemic


Here at PCI College, we did our best to continue working as normal as we possibly could. We didn't want to cancel or stop offering our workshops especially at a time when people might be looking for different ways to keep their mind busy and change the focus from the news. So we want to help with that by offering our courses and workshops in a live and interactive way.


Our live online lessons are done via Microsoft Teams, which is a platform built on Office 365. It is a secure platform and follows the compliance capabilities.


Our lecturers are doing their best to bring all the interactions that you would have in class to our live workshops. You can check some of  the feedback we have received so far below:



Tracy B - Family Systems CPD:


"I wanted to say thanks again for your help getting into the Family Systems CPD online class on Saturday. I found the whole day to be very informative & interesting.
Would you also mind passing on my thanks to Brian O'Sullivan too. Moving online for courses like this comes with its difficulties however I came away with a lot from the day.
Kind Regards,





Martina W. - Family Systems CPD:


"I recently attended one of these online courses for CPD and it was brilliant. Great way to take advantage of getting the mind busy right now and escaping our new normal."




An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing CPD:


"The Microsoft Teams platform is fantastic; it’s made online learning an enjoyable experience for me, and I’m far from a technical person."




Professional Certificate in CBT



"Eoin made the course really engaging which was great considering it was online."




An Embodied Approach to Working with Trauma CPD:

"Delivered a fantastically comprehensive introduction to this way of working. Really wonderful."



Eileen B.-  Autumn Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cork


"Eileen here from the Certificate course. I just want to say thank you to all at PCI for your continued commitment to your students.


I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with PCI. One of the best things I have done for myself is the certificate course. I am certainly not the same before I waked in the very first Tuesday evening, in that I have been enriched by the learning and have personally grown for the better as a person through becoming self-aware. It has truly been a great help and life-changing!


I am so grateful to you also for how hard you are working to maintain contact with us and finishing out well with us. Two more classes and an assignment and I'm done. It has gone by ever so quickly.


I just wanted to acknowledge your commitment and say thank you.


Have a lovely day,


Aideen N. - Spring Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin
"I just wanted to take the time to thank yourself and the college. On Sunday evening we have finished the first module with John Paul. It has been an amazing experience, even though we had to finish the classes online, at no point did the quality or quantity of the course falter, the dedication and commitment of John Paul was second to none. I feel that I can speak from the class and say, he has been amazing with each and everyone of the participants. We have all grown in so many ways and John Paul has been there every step of the way. On Sunday a lot of the assignments were very deep, and even online John Paul could see the emotional rollercoaster I was on taking the time to check in with me on a one to one call. I just wanted to express my appreciation to each and everyone of the staff for the dedication and commitment in setting up these classes, you have all gone up and beyond what would be expected from anyone. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Course Details

We have a number of CPD courses designed specifically for helping professionals with therapeutic experience. The approaches presented are useable, up-to-date and strongly evidence-based. We hope that you find one that captures your interest.






  • Professional Certificate in Working with Dreams - This five-day professional development programme will explore the theory, approaches and practical skills of working with dreams in practice, either with individuals, groups or for personal development.


  • Professional Certificate in Group Facilitation Skills- This five-day training program offers an introduction to the theory and practice of group facilitation. The course is designed to help health practitioners develop an understanding of group dynamics, as well as adding group facilitation to their repertoire of skills.
  • Professional Certificate in Working with Suicide and Self-harm - This five-day course is suitable for Psychotherapists, Counselling students, Psychologists, Social care workers, GPs, Residential care workers and other Allied Health professionals. It is aimed at those who wish to develop insight in how to respond to the needs of clients in crisis while maintaining the therapeutic relationship deep rooted in compassion and care.

Topics Covered Include:

Anxiety Disorders
Trauma & PTSD
Problem Anger
Social Anxiety
Eating Disorders
Art Therapy
Sand Play
Counselling Skills
Positive Psychology
Motivational Interviewing



What our Students Say

"Tutors ability to answer all our questions in a very clear and organised way. She simplified situations and made them much more easily understood for me"
Certificate Student 2013, Belfast

What our Students Say

"Enjoyed meeting everybody & hearing their stories, some were very inspiring. Loved getting the chance to spend the day writing. Well worth doing - highly recommend"
Carole Ryan - Life Writing Workshop
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