Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Turning Point Institute

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

The MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy is currently the flagship programme for Turning Point™ Institute. At TPI, we believe in the ability of the individual to actualise within a developmental and transpersonal framework and be guided by their own ability to effect change. Our integrative approach is embedded within a humanistic framework and informed by the transpersonal approach of Psychosynthesis and the developmental insights of a psychodynamic approach. This unique synthesis infuses all aspects of the course: through experiential training, clinical practice, supervision and theoretical teaching and research. A key aim of the course is to enable students to develop their own approach to integration, both for themselves and for the practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Recognising the co-created nature of the Psychotherapeutic relationship, involving the person of the therapist as well as the client, we place special emphasis on developing self-reflexive practice.

Subjects taught

Course Content
Our integrative approach is embedded within a Humanistic framework and informed by the transpersonal approach of Psychosynthesis and the developmental insights of a Psychodynamic orientation. These main modalities are underpinned with modules in; the Practice of Psychotherapy, Personality and Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry and Research.

Skills Training takes place mainly in small groups. Once students have successfully passed the Year 2 Modules and are deemed “Fit to Practice”, they begin to see clients from May/June, at the end of Year 2. Students cannot begin to see clients until all modules in the year have been passed.

The Institute will make every effort to support students in finding a suitable placement. However they cannot guarantee to provide students with clients. Students are therefore ultimately responsible for finding their own placements/clients.

Entry requirements

Level 8 Honours Degree (at least a 2.2 or equivalent)

Application dates

Application process will commence in early January 2024
To register your interest please email

Assessment Info

Assessment is based on attendance, course work and clinical requirements and includes written work and skills development. There is no formal written examination. Each student in training is considered as an individual on an individual journey. Students are assessed each year and progress on from year to year only when they have met all the requirements to date, including the clinical requirements. An external examiner is involved in assessment for all years. An appeals procedure operates.


4 years.

Schedule: Part-Time at Weekends
Location: 23 Herbert Street, Dublin 2 D02 HD68


There is a non-refundable application fee of €150.

For RPL students who are short-listed to the second round of selection there is an additional non-refundable fee of €150.

A non-refundable deposit of €2,000 must be paid on acceptance of a place on the course. The balance of fees must be paid in full before commencement of the first weekend of the course year. A separate annual registration fee of €250 plus vat is payable to UCC.

The fee for Year 1 2019/20 is €6,600 (this does not include the fee for registration). Fees for Years 2, 3 & 4 are available on request.

Fees may increase from year to year.

The course is eligible for tax relief under section 473A, Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997. For further information contact your Regional Revenue Office or visit the Revenue's website

Enrolment dates

Commencing October 2024

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time,Part time,Weekend

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