Foundation in Integrative Counselling Studies2018-05-16T12:49:28+00:00

Foundation in Integrative Counselling Studies

Perfect entry point for those considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy
or engaging in a programme of personal development


This foundational introduction to integrative Counselling Studies is the perfect entry point for those considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy or engaging in a programme of personal development. All IICP faculty teaching on this programme are therapy practitioners, which means they put their teaching into a real-world context.

Who Should Apply

This 6-day programme is suitable for those working in the helping profession, or interested in seeking to develop their awareness of what is involved in training as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

Entry Routes

Anyone with an interest in the programme is welcome to apply.


The programme is highly interactive and delivered through a variety of teaching approaches such as lectures, group discussion, experiential work, individual exercises, and self-directed learning.

Delivered over six full teaching days, the programme offers an introduction to how counselling skills, theory and processes of personal development can enhance
our lives and relationships.

Student Benefits & Support

The dynamic mix of theory, skills, group work, practice and personal development ensures learners grow personally and interpersonally within frameworks that are on the cutting edge of best practice.

The programme aids learners to begin to understand their potential for academic, relational and professional growth.

Our Ethos

At the heart of the training provided in IICP lies the belief that people are experts in their own story. IICP promotes a warm, safe, environment that is free from  fear, criticism and coercion. We work with each student on an individual case-by-case basis to ensure this programme meets the learning styles of a diverse population.


  • Theoretical foundations to counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Foundations in understanding counselling skills as effective communication.
  • Foundations in Personal Development processes.

Protection for Enrolled Learners

In the event of IICP College ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

This Programme Aims To Explore:

  • Processes of personal development.

  • Methods of building communication skills, involvement and connection with those in their lives.

  • Cultural resources – what they are and methods of enhancing them.

  • Formative assessment in skills training.

  • Basic concepts of Person Centered Counselling, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy and Lead Management in a multicultural society.

About the Programme Facilitator

Pamela Patchell
Pamela PatchellIICP Module Lecturer & CPD Facilitator
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….

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