ICPPD is Ireland’s leading Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Education and Training College.

At ICPPD we hold the three-fold notion that holism is a comprehensive way of viewing the human person, body mind and spirit and the interrelatedness encompassed and that it can be used to describe a way of growth for the person. 

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ICPPD attracts people who appreciate a holistic perspective (link to new page) to helping and healing. Courses at ICPPD are integrative and holistic with emphasis on creativity and scholarly activity. More and more clients of today are asking for an integrated holistic approach to matters of health and well-being. The ICPPD graduate practitioner will be there to meet this emerging need.

The programmes offered are rooted in the humanistic tradition and the focus is on meeting the learner on a physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and behavioural level.

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Introduction to Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

60 Hours Online Part Time

This Course serves as an excellent introduction to the area of counselling and teaches general counselling skills that will benefit people in both their personal and professional lives, particularly those who regularly work with the public.

Commencement: April 2024


Certificate In Psychosynthesis for Professionals

30 Hours • In-person delivery Part Time

The aim of this programme is to enable participants to acquire knowledge and understanding of the theoretical models, principles and practice of Psychosynthesis. Relate these to either clinical counselling/psychotherapy settings or other applied settings.

Commencement: April 2024


Certificate in Personal Development

30 Hours Blended Part Time

ICPPD believes that Personal Development is a lifelong process. It’s a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realise and maximise their potential

Commencement: April 2024

BACHELOR OF ARTS (Hons) in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

4 Years Part Time Galway • Athlone • Dublin 

The programme aims and learning outcomes 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 competent, compassionate, ethical, professional practitioners.

Commencement: September 2024


Diploma in Expressive Arts for Professionals

60 Hours Athlone Part Time

This Diploma in Expressive Arts programme is aimed at professionals who wish to enhance their current practice in the use of expressive arts, or those who wish to integrate the academic and practical applications of the creative process into their therapeutic work with people.

Commencement: October 2024


Diploma in Supervision across Professions – A Holistic Approach

110 Hours Blended Part Time

ICPPD endorses and appreciates supervision as a profession in its own right. Supervision, and the associated intellectual, emotional, financial and time commitment, is seen as an investment in a useful personal and professional resource

Commencement: November 2024


Reflection and Retreat in Nature: Walking on Sacred Earth

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Personal Development Course – Coming Home to Self

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Mindfulness and Mindful-Living Programme

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Certificate in Bereavement & Loss

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“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being

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ICPPD is Ireland’s leading Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Education and Training College.

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ICPPD provides training and education in  Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Personal and Professional Development, Creativity, Expressive Arts and Spirituality. Our BA Programme in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy is validated by QQI and professionally accredited with IACP.

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Diploma in Supervision Across Professions - A Holistic Approach

Are you interested in learning more about our Diploma in Supervision Across Professions - A Holistic Approach

If so, then you're invited to attend an information evening for the course.

Tuesday Oct. 17th from 7-8pm On Zoom

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ICPPD Graduation 2023

Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Education.

Our Mission is to achieve and maintain a standard of Excellence in our Programmes, Adult Learners and in our Staff as Educators, through a Combined Commitment to a Person Centred, Holistic Approach for the Individual Learner.

Our Visionis to inspire, encourage and support you in your journey towards wholeness. ICPPD believes that it has developed a reputation for the excellence of its current programmes, the relevance of its curricula, the success of its adult learners in achieving their academic and career objectives, the quality of its scholarship, research and creative activities, and its overall commitment to accessibility, lifelong learning, and progression routes. The College strives to provide high-quality, relevant, academically rigorous programmes in a learner-centred environment that emphasises experiential learning in collaboration with partners and associates. In addition to these academic programmes, to support the ongoing achievement of professional body accreditation, ICPPD offers a series of CPD and supplementary Workshops to support learners and accredited professionals.

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