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Conference 2017

Friend Not Foe – Developing the Researcher Role in Therapeutic Practice

Cork Counselling Services presents a two day conference, Friday 5 – Saturday 6 May 2017

A selection of experienced and new generation counsellors and psychotherapists present papers and posters on a wide variety of research topics.

Guest speaker: Professor Mick Cooper

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The conference aims to promote engagement with research at all levels of practice; from counselling undergraduates to experienced practitioners, generating knowledge and research discussions.

Trusted Therapy

We are committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy of the highest ethical and professional standards to all members of society regardless of financial means, religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or educational background.

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Address: 7 Fr. Mathew St, Cork
Telephone: 021-4274951
Fax: 021-4270526
Email: info@thecounsellingcentre.ie

Mondays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Evening appointments available by request.

Professional Training

Now Enrolling:
Foundation Course in Counselling Skills
Beginning October 2017
Currently accepting applications

Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Accredited by IACP.
Beginning October 2017
Currently accepting applications, with interviews commencing after Easter.

Also inviting applications for:
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Top-up Programme
Accredited by Coventry University
Beginning October 2017
Currently accepting applications with interviews beginning after Easter.

Experience A Difference

People learn best about counselling through experience and in relationship with others. Thats what makes our training courses different from other colleges. Experiential learning is direct, “first-hand” experience. This is especially powerful if it is shared with others in a group working in a circle under skilled facilitation. Another way of learning is through description – such as lectures and rows of seats looking at peoples backs. We do very little of that! Our training takes place in the context of a busy counselling centre which keeps it linked with the real world. We also believe its better to teach somebody to learn for themselves than to have them rely on your expertise. Experiential learning impacts people, and unlike descriptive learning, they don’t forget it!

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