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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

Diploma in Counselling Accredited from 1996
(last intake accredited at the diploma level: 2017)
CBSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy 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                                                    

 

MA in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy                   
Institute of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP)
Killinarden Enterprise Park, Killinarden, Dublin 24
Tel: 01 4664205    Email: marcella@iicp.ie / triona@iicp.ie 
Course Accredited From: 2019
www.iicp.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, Corrig House, Weekday Course
PCI College
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie  
Course Accredited From: 2019 
(intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)
www.pcicollege.ie                                                    

 

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Corrig House, Weekday 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, Drumcondra, Weekend Course
PCI College, High Park Campus, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie  
Course Accredited From: 2019 
(intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)
www.pcicollege.ie                                                    

 

BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Drumcondra, Weekday Course
PCI College, High Park Campus, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
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, Butler House, Patrick Street, Kilkenny
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, Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Cork Road
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: 2018
(intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course) 
www.pcicollege.ie                                                    

 

BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Athlone, Weekend Course 
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: 2019
(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                                                    

 

BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Belfast, Weekend Course 
PCI College, 63 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SA
Head Office: Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4642268 Email: info@pcicollege.ie  
Course Accredited From: 2019
(intake 2017 is the last accredited diploma course)
www.pcicollege.ie                                                    

 

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Belfast
PCI College, 63 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SA
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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High Park Campus, Drumcondra, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

 

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