Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

BA (Hons) Level 8 Degree in Integrative Counselling and PsychotherapyIICP

This innovative part-time programme is validated by QQI and accredited by IACP

November 2018


Our BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy is now enrolling for the 2018 intake. With a seamless transition from theory to practice, graduates of this programme are perfectly placed to pursue an enriching and fulfilling career as a therapist in the helping professions.

At IICP, we desire to contribute a community dimension to the development of mental health care and counselling through the use of a practical, cutting-edge and integrative model, which forms the basis for this pioneering and innovative programme. We consider that training in counselling and psychotherapy is an inter-disciplinary endeavour, a combination of art and science to include, amongst others, the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology. IICP’s core philosophical ethos, which offers a theoretical framework encompassing humanistic-existential, cognitive-behavioural and multicultural psychotherapeutic models, is a contemporary integrative framework.

Programme Structure

The programme is highly interactive and taught through role-play, lectures, group-work and audio/video presentations. The ethos of the course reflects the Quality School model of Choice Theory, Reality Therapy & Lead Management (CT/RT/LM), which promotes a warm, safe environment that is free from fear, criticism and coercion. Participants will have the opportunity to produce and participate in individual written assignments, group projects and group work.



Who Should Apply

This course is designed for people who wish to become professional therapists, or for those who have an opportunity to use counselling skills as part of their work. The programme will also appeal to a variety of professionals who wish to augment and build upon previous training in the addiction, social care, health, education and mental health professions.

Entry Routes

A qualification recognised at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) e.g. 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. Learners will be invited to an interview with faculty as part of the application process.

  • Award: BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (QQI Validated & IACP Accredited)
  • Entry Requirements: Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) or equivalent
  • Duration: Four year programme delivered on a part-time basis, one day per week
  • Annual Fees: €3,850 (inclusive of QQI registration fee of €200), Payment plans are available.




Starts: Thursday 8th of November

Modules 1 to 3, run on Thursdays and Sundays between November 2018 and April 2019.

Modules 4 to 7, run in monthly weekend blocks between April 2019 and July 2019.



Starts:  Friday 23rd November 2019

Modules 1 to 3 run on Fridays between November 2018 and April 2019.

Modules 4 to 7 run in monthly weekend blocks between April 2019 and July 2019.


Why choose this Programme?

  • Ideal course for anyone looking to pursue a career in counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Excellent mix of theory, skills and personal development.
  • Available clinical placement at Village Counselling Service and/or full support in locating external placements off-site.
  • Incredibly high levels of student support, ensuring that learners are continually guided and supported.
  • QQI Validated & IACP Accredited
  • Competitively priced course fees with payment plans available.

For further information call IICP College office on 01 4664205. Book on line at

Or contact:

Triona Kearns

Dean of Academic Affairs/Registrar:

086 049 9154 or


Marcella Finnerty

Chairperson and Programme Director:

086 260 9989 or




2018-10-11T19:43:20+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Adult Education, Counselling|Tags: |

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