Diploma in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy


This programme is designed by, and delivered to you, by staff who are passionate and inspired about the merit of personal development and excellence in professional counselling and psychotherapy training and education.

Course Aim

The aim of the Professional Diploma in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy is to provide adult learners with the opportunity to explore and develop their interest in the field of holistic counselling and psychotherapy, and to thereby develop into informed, ethical, competent and compassionate professional practitioners. The programme invites, supports, and challenges trainee counsellors to engage with transformative counselling for body, mind and spirit. The therapist is seen as an instrument of change. The development of self-reflective awareness brings change, and inner change leads to outer change. The programme brings a unique perspective and unites two main applications of holism namely traditional counselling and psychotherapy training and transpersonal, holistic approaches. The holistic focus at ICPPD suggests a qualitative evolution arising from an integration of experience that results in greater knowledge, skills, creativity and spiritual growth.

Who Should Consider out Diploma Course?

• Persons who wish to embark on a career in counselling and psychotherapy • Persons who are seeking a recognised professionally accredited qualification • Those who have completed a course of study or experienced profound personal insights and yearn for greater knowledge, structure and experiences • Anyone seeking an integrated holistic understanding of the human condition, intimacy and meaning in life • Health professionals and human services providers such as doctors, complementary medical therapists, nurses, teachers, gardaí, allied health professionals, ambulance officers, solicitors and others who are interacting with the public daily and wish to improve their interpersonal skills and self-awareness Persons over 23 years of age who are seeking to gain personal development, transformative knowledge and spiritual awareness

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to be Mature Learners, aged 23 years and over, who have evidence of a minimum of ONE of the following: successful completion of a (Foundation) Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, or equivalent successful completion of an Irish Leaving Certificate (with 5 ordinary level D3s), or equivalent be a professional working in the field, or related disciplines be able to demonstrate a level of maturity and be able to reflect on their personal development experience (evidenced through a portfolio of prior learning, personal development, life experience, community work etc.)


This programme is accredited by the National Association for Pastoral Counsellors and Psychotherapists (NAPCP) and meets the criteria of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). ICPPD offers training for excellence with small classes (max 16 participants), intensive experiential learning, and educational processes that engage your body, mind, heart and spirit. ICPPD invites you to join us in the discovery of wisdom and compassion in your own life and in your professional work as a psychological therapist.

  • Level:
    Accredited Professional Training Course
  • Venues:
    The Embodied Psychotherapy Centre, TEPC, 63 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.
  • Commencement Dates:
    Friday 23th October 2015
  • Duration:
    3 years part-time delivered every second weekend, Friday 7pm-10pm Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm and approximately 5 Sundays 9.30am-5.30pm during the year.
  • Application Fee:
    Year 1: €3000, Year 2: €3500, Year 3: €3500
  • Additional Costs:
    For full information refer to Information Leaflet
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