A Student's View - The Certificate in Counselling

Marie-Claire shares her experience as a student on our Certificate in Counselling course. 

I had been interested in counselling and psychotherapy for a number of years, but had never had the confidence or circumstances to pursue this path until recently. Coming from a teaching background, it was important for me to find a course that combined inspiring teaching on the theory and history of psychotherapy with a positive, encouraging learning environment.

I found all this with the Certificate in Counselling at Iron Mill College. It appealed to me because it gave me a good foundational knowledge of different theoretical approaches, but also some valuable practice in some of the key skills in counselling. I found the tutor and the rest of the class very supportive, and the tutor cultivated an open, accepting space for us all to share experiences and personal development. We learnt and developed together throughout the course. The sessions involved fascinating discussions, as well as practical activities related to the counselling skills and theories we were exploring.

Although I took some time off my regular teaching job to do the course, the part time structure means that it can fit in well with work and busy lives.

The course has profoundly changed the way I see myself and the world around me, and has positively impacted the way I relate to and work with others. It has made me realise that this is the path I would like to follow, and I have recently signed up for the Advanced Diploma course to continue my studies. The course has been a wonderful experience, and I’m looking forward to the next step!

If you're interested in our Certificate in Counselling, you can find out more here or register for one of our Open Days or Evenings


What our Students Say

"Feedback from participants of the Professional CBT training was extremely positive. It was experienced as valuable in equipping the students with the knowledge and skills of the CBT approach. It was carried out in an atmosphere most conducive to learning. Working with the Iron Mill has proved to be a valuable partnership.”
Elisabeth O’Donoghue, Family Centre - Tailor-Made Training

What our Students Say

"The course works so well because of the cohesion that exists between like minded, intelligent, capable, committed fellow students and by keeping a consistent TA-based approach in view at all times."
Certificate in Counselling Graduate
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