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Becoming a Counsellor

ACCORD is a registered charity.   It is a not for profit organisation providing a professional Couples and Relationship Counselling service to couples and individuals across the island of Ireland.  ACCORD Counselling is professional non-directive and non-judgemential.

Clients are accepted as being of unique worth and capable of self-determination and growth. Accord counsellors respect the beliefs and values of their clients, their dignity and inherent worth as persons, and their ultimate right to self-determination, while having due regard to the rights, interests and well being of other relevant persons.

ACCORD has 100 counsellors working out of 50 centres across the island of Ireland. ACCORD is interested in people who are warm, genuine, open to learning, willing to commit to training with ACCORD and work within ACCORD's ethos supporting individuals and couples in their relationships.

Currently ACCORD offers the following training in Couples and Relationships Counselling 

  • ACCORD Certificate in Counselling  (Marriage and Relationship) Level 8 RoI / Level 6 UK, 1 year part time.    September 2024 to June 2025 in Maynooth.

The Selections for the Certificate in Counselling will take place over zoom on June 8th & 15th 2024.