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Psychotherapy/Counselling- Starting out, help!



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10 lookingaround

    For what it is worth axer, I generally agree with hotspur on this one, there is a huge amount of 'sillyness' aroound, except it is sometimes difficult to describe it as 'sillyness' when the issue is so serious.

    Whereas I absolutely welcome the notion of regulation, I'm not absolutely convinced that statutory regulation will be a panacea for all ills, but to be frank something needs do be done to ensure that appropriate standards apply.

    In my experience, the level of petty bitchiness that goes on between many of the professional bodies serves nobody's interest and I personally would weelcome someone knocking a few heads together (metaphorically of course). Many individuals as opposed to groups behave in ways towards each other that wouldn't instill confidence and doesn't provide much of a role model to individuals with whom counsellors or psychotherapists work.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 em88

    Just wondering does anyone have any information on the doctorate in counselling psychology in Trinity? I'm due to start in September and would love to know if anyone has any experience or knowledge about the course

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 positive101

    Hi Max001, I'm just wondering if you have the contact details for Flatstone I can't find any info on them on the net I just get directed to this forum. I would really appreciate your help (or anyone eles) on this matter as I want be become a Counsellor so want to research all available courses in the Cork area. Thanks so much

  • Registered Users Posts: 25 leftwinger

    Came across this new org recently ... Institute for health and contemplative studies, IHCS (Limerick based) Seem to be affilated to ICHAS. This is from their web site. Anyone know anything else about them ??

    "The Institute for Health and Contemplative Studies works with other educational bodies; for example, where validation through the National Educational Framework Agreement is required for specific modules such as the ‘Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practices’ the Irish College of Humanites and Applied Sciences(ICHAS) oversee and monitor these specialised modules and ensure educational standards are compliant with the national requirements.

    All Certificates and Diplomas run by IHCS are also recognised by ICHAS and can be used for both accreditated and recognised prior learning."

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭ dar100

    Same college, basically BS

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,865 ✭✭✭ JuliusCaesar

    Are the qualifications recognised by QQI?

    Is the affiliate body a recognised and long-established body like IACP or ICP? Is it affiliated to a European body like ECP?

    Have a look at the stickied threads for information.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11 camper111

    Interested in doin a counselling course. Where do u recommend n Limerick???

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,207 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slowburner

    camper111 wrote: »
    Interested in doin a counselling course. Where do u recommend n Limerick???
    Again, please do not use text speak.