Basic and Advanced Counselling Skills

  • Certification: IICP will issue a CPD Certificate of Attendance. CPD: 6 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get a third free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Date: Sunday, 24th July 2022

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Delivery: Online via Zoom


The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to revisit and further develop your core counselling and psychotherapeutic skills.

It is perfect for practicing cliniciansand counselling and psychotherapy students seeking to fine tune and to hone their skills.

Course Content

Led by an experienced therapist and teacher, this one-day workshop offers participants the opportunity to engage in revision and practice of the core counselling skills, including:

  • Reflecting feeling and content
  • Using questions appropriately
  • Immediacy and here-and-now responses
  • Reframing
  • Brainstorming
  • Goal setting

The workshop will consist of both lecture led and peer practice sessions. Discussion based learning, feedback and reflexive practice will also form part of this one-day workshop.


  • Sunday 24th July 2022, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course is suited for those working in the area of mental health and indeed those who wish to learn more about the subject area.


  • The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop.
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


  • This workshop will take place online, using a software called Zoom. Participants will be sent a link to join the online platform before the course commences.

Getting Started

Applications to this course are done online using the link below. If you have any queries, please contact the office on 01 4664205 or call Triona on 086 0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘Summer Series’, then select ‘Basic & Adv Counselling Skills – A Refresher July 2022′ and complete the form.

Online Application Form
Pam Patchell
Pam Patchell
Pam works in private practice in the midlands and sees adolescent clients in the VCS.

Pam’s main area of interest are young people, child protection, and sexual offending. Pam has interned on the Phoenix Programme in One in Four and was awarded a first class honour for her dissertation on the subject of sexual offending. A module lecturer on the Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies at IICP, Pam is also a teaching assistant on several Diploma modules.

Pam holds a certificate in facilitating and training. Additionally, she is currently completing both a Diploma in Counselling Supervision, and her MA in Pluralistic Counselling. Pam provides clinical and administrative support in VCS and is part of the team that facilitates monthly agency meetings for the counsellors.