BA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

BA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

IICP College
South Dublin County
Part Time and Evening
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

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


Our BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy is now enrolling for the 2019 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.

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: €3,875 (inclusive of QQI registration fee of €200)


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.


Options & Dates for 2019

The programme is delivered on a part-time basis. There are a number of options available:

  • Weekly Delivery:Tuesday 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Weekly Delivery:Saturdays 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Block Delivery (Monthly): Friday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

Start Dates:

Weekly Delivery:Tuesday 17th September 2019
Weekly Delivery:Saturday 21st September 2019
Block Delivery (Monthly):Friday 27th September 2019