WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OCTOBER 2018
Our BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (4-Year Programme) is an IACP accredited professional degree programme. Download a Degree Programme Outline
Why train with us?
Cork Counselling Services Training Institute is a professional place, with a supportive and creative atmosphere. Our training courses provide a unique and exciting way to find out who you are, learn effective skills and become a competent counsellor. We provide a supportive and exciting training environment which offers
- Over 30 years of experience in training and counselling practice
- Flexible study time with the option of:
- enhancing your qualifications while continuing to work, or
- dedicating yourself full-time to the Degree and completing sooner
- The opportunity to achieve your Degree while continuing to accrue practice hours towards professional accreditation
- The opportunity to upgrade your qualification in preparation for the future statutory regulation of the profession
- In-house placement opportunities
- An experiential and applied approach so that learning is lived and practiced rather than staying solely academic
- A link to an established counselling practice so that current clinical issues remain to the fore in training
- Highly qualified practitioner-trainers both from Ireland and abroad, ensuring practice which remains inclusive and internationally relevant
- A unique opportunity to reclaim joy, wonder, and creativity in your life with space and attention given to fun and celebration
- Deliberately small group sizes allowing for individual attention, group cohesion and the potential for building friendships
How to apply
- The minimum age to apply for the course is 23 years
- Applicants are invited to submit a completed Application Form for 2018-2019 along with:
- A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae,
- A passport sized photograph,
- Non-refundable application fee of €100, and
- 2 References – please post Degree Reference Request Form to two referees having filled out the blue section.
have successfully completed a Foundation in Counselling Skills Course and to have experience of personal development. Based on this application, individuals will be invited to attend individual interviews. Selected candidates are then invited to a group interview. Successful applicants will be offered a place on the course. Responsibility for final selection rests solely with the Training Team.
The course is organised on a part-time basis. The first two years of the training is done in an ongoing training group, followed by practice hours. To successfully complete each training year, students must have passed all three elements of training, i.e. Personal Development, Skills Training and Theory.
Once students successfully complete their second year they will then begin their supervised practice with clients. This can be done either at Cork Counselling Services or at an external placement in an approved setting. Other requirements of the course include external personal counselling, the keeping of a personal journal, extensive study, attendance at workshops and tutorials, theory presentations and essays, a lifespan essay, video transcripts and analyses, case studies, self and peer assessment and a short research project.
All courses will run subject to a minimum number of participants. Cork Counselling Services reserves the right to make changes to dates, times, course content and will make effort to advise participants of any such changes in good time.
Effective training has to incorporate four components:
- Deep personal awareness
- Thorough knowledge of theory and techniques
- Skills training
- Supervised clinical practice
Cork Counselling Services Training Institute provides all of the above. In keeping with the humanistic philosophy upon which the course is based, the primary mode of training is experiential learning. Throughout the training students engage in the very process of self-exploration they are learning to facilitate in others. Students will also engage in personal therapy, a personal and professional development group, professional supervised practice, individual study and reading, and peer discussion groups. They will submit a number of written assignments.
Fees, Assessment & Award
The tuition fee per annum for each of Year 1 and Year 2 is €3,950. The tuition fee per annum for each of Year 3 and Year 4 is €2,750. Please note that the quoted training fee includes the University Registration Fee, course manuals, creative materials, training venue but does not cover supervision, practice hour costs, cost of any accommodation or meals for the workshops or personal counselling costs.
Assessment is continuous and based on submitted assignments, attendance, and feedback on personal development from self, peers and trainers.