Professional Guidance


As a student enrolled on the Foundation course you will be given expert independent guidance and advice as to the appropriate steps in becoming a counsellor, psychotherapist, counselling psychologist or business/life coach.

Once you have learnt about and directly experienced the various types of approaches you will start to form an idea of which direction you might want to take. You may realise that this field of work is not for you or that you need to do more work on your own personal development prior to professional training.

The majority of students become passionate about counselling and psychotherapy and continue onto to relevant training. You will be assisted in choosing the appropriate training facility and course that meets the highest standards in the field and correspondingly you will also be helped in avoiding the unregulated facilities and those offering a poor standard of training. This is extremely important to get right as there is no law at present to prevent anyone running a training course in this field, whether diploma or degree. Some degrees in Counselling are not recognised by the established bodies (IACP and IAHIP) and fall far below the professional standards required. 

In advising which training course to proceed onto we have the indispensible resources of previous students who, for over 10 years, have been kind enough to provide GCS with ongoing feedback from attendance on professional training programmes at all levels throughout Ireland and beyond.


** I would also recommend reading the following draft at least up until the 8/9th page “APPI” section. 






© Norman Warden, GCS 2016. Terms. NL. Site map. About GCS. Links.