The Diploma in Counselling Studies introduces students to the pioneers and theories of some of the major traditions in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Students will study the fundamental concepts of counselling and psychotherapy practice as well as being informed of the relevance of this work in contemporary Ireland. The programme is designed to provide a basis for further study and training in the field or it can serve as a basis to enter into counselling or psychotherapy.
September 2020 Online Option
For September 2020 intake only, students have the option of taking the entire diploma programme online. We will be teaching on a hybrid basis but on-campus time will be limited due to social distancing requirements that need to be adhered to.
Programme Aims and Objectives
The programme aims and objectives are to provide an introduction to the work of the pioneers in counselling and psychotherapy as well as allowing insights into a range of approaches in the field. The programme also addresses practical questions around training for the profession. On completion of the 10- week programme, students will have developed an understanding of the relevance and application of counselling and psychotherapy.
Click here to view provisional 2020 timetable.
To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Counselling Studies, students are required to complete a 2,500 word assignment.
Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).