Counselling Courses and Psychotherapy Courses at ICHAS, Dublin, Limerick, and Nationwide.
ICHAS is at the forefront of the education and training of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland, providing an extensive range of Counselling and Psychotherapy Courses. All our courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy are QQI accredited and awarded to include; introductory Certificate Courses in Counselling skills and Psychotherapy studies ; Undergraduate Courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy and related studies; Post Graduate and Masters Courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy. All our Counselling Courses and Psychotherapy Courses are offered in both Dublin and Limerick, and also nationally through our Blended Learning Environment.
National Awards Standards – Counselling and Psychotherapy
The academic standards to qualify and practice as a Counsellor, or a Psychotherapist, have been finalised and published by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). The standards represents the most significant change to the profession for over two decades. The standards have been welcomed by all organisations including service providers, educational providers and professional bodies. The standards provide an in-depth review of what professionals, training in the area, will have to achieve once professional regulation comes into place. ICHAS has recently reviewed all of its programmes, in the light of these new standards, to ensure that all our Counselling Courses, Psychotherapy Courses, and related programmes meet these new standards.
Why Study Counselling?
There are several reasons why someone might choose to complete a counselling programme. As well as offering a range of full and part-time courses aimed at those seeking to pursue a career in counselling, we also provide courses that allow people to explore counselling as an interest or for their own personal development. Below are some of the reasons why people choose to study counselling and psychotherapy courses at ICHAS.
Courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy teach participants many useful skills such as active listening, empathy and self-awareness that can be of benefit to people in any career, not just those who want to be professional Counsellors. These skills will benefit anyone who is employed in a sector where they have to deal with members of the public, or demonstrate good communication skills.
Many people simply have an interest in counselling and want to learn more about it. Perhaps they want to develop skills that will benefit them in everyday life, or simply because they’ve always been interested in the area.
A Specialised Career
Many people undertake counselling courses to develop the specialised skills needed to become professional counsellors. Others undertake higher-level counselling courses to enhance or develop skills for the workplace.
Courses in Counselling & Psychotherapy at ICHAS
These are just some reasons why people undertake counselling courses. ICHAS offers courses for all skill levels – the Certificate in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapeutic Practice is a excellent introduction to counselling skills for everyday life and work. We also offer several degree level counselling courses in specialised areas such as youth studies and addiction studies for people interested in developing skills in these specialised areas. Finally, there’s a comprehensive suite of Master’s counselling courses for those interested in building on existing qualifications & skills for career enhancement reasons.