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Raising Course Accreditation to Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy Level 8 on NFQ. 

The IACP would like to notify you of the increase of the minimal requirement for Counselling & Psychotherapy (for the purpose of accreditation and course accreditation) to Degree / Post-graduate Programmes Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This change came into effect on the 1st September 2018.This requirement applies to all IACP accredited courses which are commencing on and from 1st September 2018.
 
Any Degree / Post-graduate programmes in Counselling & Psychotherapy Level 8 applying for IACP course accreditation must be validated by QQI/ University and meet other IACP clinical requirements (as per IACP course criteria 2015). 
 
Please Note: any cohorts beginning after the 1st September 2018 (on a course below level 8), will not be applying from an IACP accredited training course. 
 
Also, as of 1st September 2024, the minimum qualification requirement regarding applicants presenting for First Time Accreditation would be a Degree / Post-graduate Programme in Counselling & Psychotherapy Level 8 on NFQ. 
 

Register of Accredited Professional Psychotherapy / Counselling Training Courses 

 

BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Cork Counselling Services Training Institute
'The Centre' 7 Fr. Mathew Street, Cork City, T12 TW14
Tel: 021 4274951     Email: info@corkcounsellingservices.ie
Course Accredited From: 2017
www.corkcounsellingservices.ie

 

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) In Counselling & Psychotherapy
Cork Institute of Technology
Dept of Social & General Studies Bishopstown, Cork
Tel: 021 4347800 / 021-4326547     Email: help@cit.edu.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2009
 www.cit.ie

 

Diploma in Person Centred Art Psychotherapy

Dublin Art Therapy College
Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue Dublin 9
Tel: 086 243 2930 Email: dublinarttherapystudio@gmail.com  
Course Accredited From: June 2017

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

 www.dublinarttherapystudio.com

 

BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Dublin Business School of Arts (DBS)
Castle House, Georges Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 4177500     Email: admissions@dbs.ie     
Course Accredited From: 2004
 www.dbs.ie/courses/counselling-and-psychotherapy

 

MSc in Psychotherapy
Dublin City University (DCU)
School of Nursing, DCU, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tel No.: 01 7005000 
Course Accredited From: 2013
 www.dcu.ie

 

BA (Honours) in Counselling with Addiction
Galilee House of Studies 
Athy, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 059 8638177     Email: galilee@cuanmhuire.ie  
Course Accredited From: 2018 
 www.galileehouseofstudies.com  

 

Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (part of the Masters Course)
The Gestalt Institute of Ireland (Irish Gestalt Centre)
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co Carlow.
Tel: 059 9152465     Email: admin@irishgestaltcentre.com
Tel: 091 452013     Email: admin@irishgestaltcentre.com 
Course Accredited From: 1996
 www.irishgestaltcentre.com

 

BA in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Athlone)
International College for Personal & Professional Development (ICPPD)
Suite 11, Inish Carraig, Golden Island, Athlone Co. Westmeath, N37 PN82
Tel: 090 64 70484 Email: info@icppd.com 
Course Accredited From: 2016
 www.icppd.com

 

BA in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Galway)
International College for Personal & Professional Development (ICPPD)
Suite 11, Inish Carraig, Golden Island, Athlone Co. Westmeath, N37 PN82
Tel: 090 64 70484 Email: info@icppd.com 
Course Accredited From: 2016
 www.icppd.com  

 

BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Weekday Course)

Institute of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP)
Killinarden Enterprise Park, Killinarden, Dublin 24
Tel: 01 4664205    Email: marcella@iicp.ie / triona@iicp.ie   
Diploma Accredited from: 2013 BA Accredited From: 2017

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

 www.iicp.ie   

 

BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Weekend Course) 

Institute of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP)
Killinarden Enterprise Park, Killinarden, Dublin 24
Tel: 01 4664205    Email: marcella@iicp.ie / triona@iicp.ie   
Diploma Accredited from: 2006  BA Accredited From: 2017

(intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

 www.iicp.ie   

 

Diploma in Counselling 

Northside Counselling Service
Coolock Development Centre, Bunratty Drive, Dublin 17
Tel: 01 8484789
Course Accredited From: 1997

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.northsidecounselling.ie 

 

BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, Corrig House, Weekend Course

PCI College,
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie  
Course Accredited From: 2018

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

 

BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Drumcondra, Weekday Course

PCI College,
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie 
 
Course Accredited From: 2018

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

 

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Burgh Quay, Weekend Course

PCI College,
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2015

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

 

BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Kilkenny

PCI College,
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2018

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

  

BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Cork

PCI College,
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2018

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

 

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Athlone

PCI College, Athlone Education Centre, Moydrum Road, Athlone
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2015

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

  

BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Limerick

PCI College, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2018

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

 

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Corrig House, Weekday Course

PCI College,
Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2015

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

 

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Belfast

PCI College, 80 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HE, Northern Ireland
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2015

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.pcicollege.ie

 

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling

Target Counselling
St Kevin’s National School, Newbrook Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Tel: 01 8488165     Email: info@targeteducation.net 
Course Accredited From: 2003

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.targeteducation.net

 

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy

Tivoli Institue
24 Clarinda Park East, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin 
Tel: 01 2809178     Email: tivoliinstitute@gmail.com 
Course Accredited From: 1997

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

http://www.tivoliinstitute.com/

 

MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Turning Point Training Institute (TPTI)
23 Herbert Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 280 7888     Email: admin@turningpoint.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2018

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.turningpoint.ie

 

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Zestlife Counselling & Training College
Crossroads Centre, Beaumont Avenue, Churchtown, Dublin 14 
Tel:  087 2539989     Email: officezestlifecollege@gmail.com
Course Accredited From: 2015

 (intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)

www.zestlifecollege.ie

 

 

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