NCS | Training Outside of the UK

We have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

Information for members

As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

Our new and improved website is coming soon!

It's important to note that overseas training courses do not provide access to the Accredited Register for students completing training.

The Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) accredited register programme applies to the UK only, and neither ourselves nor the PSA have any jurisdiction overseas. Instead, where 'Approved Overseas' training has been completed, graduates will be listed on the Overseas Members Directory. Overseas Quality Checked courses can be considered for anything from individual workshops, shorter foundation courses, specialist trainings or distance learning courses.

  • Ireland

    PCI College

    Courses recognised by NCS:

    • Overseas Quality Checked - Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Overseas Quality Checked - Blended Learning Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Online Quality Checked - Online Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy


    • PCI College, Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 (venue owned)
    • The Wisdom Centre @ Sophia Housing Association, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8(venue hired)*
    • Athlone Education Centre, Moydrum Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath (venue hired)*
    • Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork, Co. Cork(venue hired)*
    • Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Co. Limerick (venue hired)*
    • Butler House, 16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny (venue hired)*
    • Inspire, Lombard House, 10-20 Lombard Street, Belfast BT1 1RD (venue hired)*

    * This trainer hires the training facilities of this venue and is the sole operator of the courses. The venue is not associated with the course in any way”

    Tel: +353 (0) 1 464 2268



Last reviewed on 06/04/2021

Next review date 06/04/2022

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