IICP College offers a wide range of accredited and validated courses in counselling, psychotherapy and related fields, delivered by committed, highly qualified lecturers in a welcoming and supportive environment.

QQI validated and IACP accredited programmes

We offer a variety of QQI validated and IACP accredited programmes ranging from Certificate level up to Master’s level.


Our Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Studies (20 ECTS) is delivered on a part-time basis over approximately three months, with the next intake starting in February 2019. It is the perfect entry point for those with an interest in counselling and psychotherapy as it contains an excellent mix personal development, theory and counselling skills, the subjects which are core to counsellor development.

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Our Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (240 ECTS) is delivered on a part-time basis over four years. This innovative programme is validated by QQI and accredited by IACP, Ireland’s largest professional body. 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.

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Our two-year taught MA in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (90 ECTS) led by Professor John McLeod and Dr. Marcella Finnerty will equip qualified therapists with the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to apply a pluralistic, integrative approach to their clinical work. The programme is delivered on a part-time basis, usually one weekend per month over the academic year.

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At IICP College we can take you on the full journey from
Taster Course right through to Master’s Degree.

Wide Range of CPD Courses

We provide a comprehensive suite of short and long term Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and others working in the helping professions. Over the past 15 years, IICP College has built up a reputation for delivering professional, high quality and cutting-edge CPD courses focusing on in-demand areas such as Mindfulness, Trauma, Anxiety, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Supervision. All of our CPD courses are competitively priced and undergo regular quality checks to ensure the highest level of training is being provided. Click the below button to view our full range of currently available CPD courses.

Upcoming CPD Courses

Student Reviews

Having experienced other colleges, I find that IICP are excellent at managing to offer a high level academic course whilst not in any way compromising on the culture of caring for and listening to what students want and need.
Blathnaid Cox, BA (Hons) 2015 Student
Extremely insightful and valuable course. Showed the potential career so clearly in a safe way. Wonderfully communicated and very patiently explained. Excellent opportunity to explore the understanding of counselling & psychotherapy theory with your peers.
Sultan Mahmoud, Certificate Student 2015
My experience of IICP has been nothing like I have ever experienced before in terms of the warmth, welcome help and support of my learning. Highly qualified tutors, with international experience and solid academic reputations, deeply connect with the class and individual student in their efforts to impart knowledge and wisdom.
Carmel Hughes, Diploma Student
Studying at IICP in such a supportive and encouraging environment was great. The warmth and care I got from all the tutors and staff at IICP was fantastic. The course content and information for the students ensured that expectations were met.
Geraldine Hallahan, BA (Hons) Degree
I would highly recommend this course to anyone. Really enjoyed it. Pam was a fantastic lecturer and very easy to understand. Learning of counselling theory and then adapting this learning to everyday life was most helpful.
Michelle Keogh, Certificate Student 2015
My time at IICP marked a significant change in my life…..Through the early days the support and encouragement from faculty and peers alike was invaluable.
Michele Hughes, Diploma Student
I thought the structure of the modules was excellent. The module content covered all aspects of supervising theory and practice thoroughly. Well done! Excellent Course!
Miriam Barrow, Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016
The level of professionalism, the quality of the staff and the care that has been shown to me these last two and a half years has been truly outstanding
Fergus Carey, Diploma Student
I really enjoyed the course, it was facilitated very well, interesting, stimulating classes by lecturers with vast experience. Thank you Eamon & Ann for a great experience.
Tom Kiernan, Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016
Course was well structured with excellent delivery from all facilitators. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable course.
Ciaran Cuddihy, Supervision Diploma Student 2015-2016
The tutors were excellent; always available, always encouraging. Their feedback was constructive and supportive
Mark O' Mahony, Graduate BA (Hons)
I would highly recommend this course to anyone. Really enjoyed it. Pam was a fantastic lecturer and very easy to understand. Learning of counselling theory and then adapting this learning to everyday life was most helpful.
Michelle Keogh, Certificate Student 2015
I can’t say enough about the facilitation skills of Rose & Suzi. The method & amount of facilitation in which all aspects of the Certificate were presented was a Joy. Not just learning the skills, but learning them in such a positive and inclusive manner. A wonderful experience!
Joe O' Rourke, Certificate Student 2015