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BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from ICHAS

Griffith College, Ireland


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,280

Course Accredited By


  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 5% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus. 

The BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and is available on a part-time basis. 


The course is highly interactive and it has been designed specifically for those who want to study to become competent professional practitioners in counselling-related areas.

The BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy has many features that make it one of the leading programmes of this type in Ireland.

Course Highlights

  • It is the first programme of its type to meet the new QQI Awards Standards for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland.
  • This programme is part of a suite of programmes that have been recently validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), ensuring up to date teaching methods, programme content and quality.
  • It is delivered by lecturers who work in this field, who are passionate about your education and dedicated to sharing their experience and expertise.
  • The programme is recognised throughout Europe. On completion you receive the Europass Diploma Supplement in addition to your degree parchment.
  • It is part of the affordable and flexible access system within ICHAS, meaning students pay the same fees as the public college system.
  • It mixes theory and practice together to provide a complete understanding of the areas.
  • The programme uses both classroom-based and blended learning techniques.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

Entry Requirements
To join the BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • be over 18 years of age
  • complete and submit the application form
  • applicants are required to complete an interview process, which is designed to explore your reasons for taking the programme and to ensure that it is suitable for your needs. ICHAS is committed to ensuring that the programme you are on is right for you
    complete the Garda vetting procedure
  • English language proficiency certificates (e.g. IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent) if applicable. Learn more. 
  • If you are under 23 years of age and applying for the full-time programme, you must apply through the CAO website. Normally this requires applicants who have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate programme and have obtained a minimum of 250 points. A minimum grade of D1 in English is stipulated.

English Language

  • If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. 
  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.


  • Psychopathology
  • Principles and Practice of Group Therapy
  • Contemporary Discourses in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
  • Stress and Anxiety-related Disorders
  • Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice
  • Final Year Project
  • Applied Practice
  • Elective Module

General Fee Information

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR300.00 and a 2% Protection of Enrolled Learners Fee is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below:

  • Study Mode: Part-Time
  • Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 3450 (Total fee payable EUR 3825)



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