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Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy

BA Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy

In partnership with TUDublin

Important announcement: September 2023 – Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy Programme

We are delighted to let you know that applications are open for the new programme BA Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy; see the link below:
The BA Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy is accredited by two professional bodies:


  • APCP – The Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Ireland
  • NAPCP- National Association for Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy

The programme will run this autumn on the Blanchardstown campus.

The programme also has embedded awards after Years 1 and/or Year 2 of study, for those people working in the caring, educational, and allied professions who wish to develop their personal and professional skills to enhance their practice.

The graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the main theoretical approaches and conceptualise these models with reference to the individual needs of clients
  • Evaluate emerging trends and international research in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Demonstrate a range of skills enabling them to work in an evidence-based and innovative manner with clients and allied professionals
  • Demonstrate competence in skills acquisition for practice, including therapeutic skills, case management, development and evaluation of treatment plans, intervention skills, referrals, and relevant administrative skills
  • Work, safely, effectively, and autonomously as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist
  • Demonstrate an ability to update and develop their own and others practice and professional growth
  • Demonstrate a high level of professional and ethical behaviour, recognising their level of competence and abide by professional code of ethics.

Students will have the opportunity for placement in our counselling centre.

Students will not have to source their own clients for their professional hours – they will work with Northside Counselling clients, and as students will work with our clients, we ensure they have reached a high standard of competence and skill.

Students will be further supported by our very knowledgeable supervisors, administration and reception staff.

Northside Counselling Service Academic update:
Northside Counselling Service has a long-standing reputation in our local community and further afield in providing training in counselling. We have trained over 200 counsellors over the last 20 years and we are strongly committed to continuing this Training. We have helped to design and support the development of this new degree in counselling and psychotherapy.


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