Taster Days

Taster Days

ICHAS was the first college to introduce taster days for our programmes both at undergraduate and at post graduate levels. This allows prospective students to come and experience what it is like to be a student at ICHAS. These taster days are a great introduction to our programmes and are designed to.

  • Welcome you to the college and introduce you to our facilities
  • Provide you with a real insight into the world of counselling and psychotherapy, business and business psychology, childhood and adolescent studies and much more
  • Let you experience first-hand what it is like to be a student at ICHAS
  • Introduce you to the lecturers and programme leads
  • Let you participate in a real lecture to see the quality of QQI based programme
  • Outline the topics that your programmes cover over the period of your study
  • Explain the supports that you will have as a student in ICHAS as you complete your educational journey.
  • Introduce you to the role of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) the awarding body for all our qualifications.
  • Inform you in regard to upcoming statutory regulation of counselling and psychotherapy in Ireland
  • Outline the professional recognition of all our programme
  • Answer your individual question and queries
  • Provide you with and individual point of contact with ICHAS

When do they take place?

Taster Day dates will be announced shortly. Watch this space!

How to book

To book your place on the taster day please contact Anne Conlon on 061 216288 or email anne.conlon@ichas.ie

Learn From the Best

Our range of professional degrees and short courses are some of the most modern and inovative available today. Whether you are training to be a professional, seeking to upgrade your skills and knowledge, or just want learn for your own personal development; we have the course for you.


M.A. Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Graduate 2011

Joining ICHAS at diploma level, my aspiration was to discover what counselling was about. After the diploma and through the Level 8 and Level 9 programmes, it became more about discovering who I was and then becoming a reflective counsellor. Understanding my self was most important if I was to help others with their journey. An additional benefit from this course was meeting so many different people from different backgrounds and with different views which taught me more about working with people, as a client or otherwise.

The college, course, staff and peers enabled this journey for me, where I have become a more holistic person. Now that I have ended up with a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy through the various challenges along the way is a great achievement for me.


Sinead MCGuinness
(Graduate of the MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; BA (Hons) in Counselling and PsychotherapyBA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I began my voyage with ICHAS in Studying for the BA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy studies was the beginning of my voyage with ICHAS. I never imaged what an amazing voyage this would be and all the amazing people I would meet along my way.  I am still on my voyage and still meeting amazing people and still learning every day. My studies with ICHAS went further than I could ever have believed with finding myself growing both on a personal and professional level. The college at all times (more…)


Patrick Fitzgerald
(BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I came into ICHAS knowing that I wanted to help and work with people. Currently in my third year and all I can say is that I am amazed by how much I have grown both as a person and as a student. I was out of education for two years before starting and had fears and reservations about my ability as an academic and still not fully sure what I wanted to do with my life. The environment here compared to University’s or Institutes is not focused on just delivering the content and getting you through your degree or masters. Here they are looking at the individual behind the books and making sure that each student receives the same quality engagement that I have not seen anywhere else. ICHAS has allowed me over the last three years to see my true potential and ability through the stimulating learning environment here. I recommend this college to anyone looking into the areas of Counselling and Psychotherapy due to the high level of engagement with peers and lecturers.

Phone: 061 216 288
Walton House, Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park,
Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland