Hope 24 Conference – Lighthouse

Hope 24 will be dedicated to fostering a culture of learning, innovation and solidarity by empowering individuals and organisations to excel in their missions.

2024 National Counsellors’ Day Conference

National Counsellors’ Day 2024 National Counsellors’ Day Conference PCU will be presenting at the upcoming National Counsellors’ Day event on Saturday 29th June. This year’s theme is ’The cost of living crisis: The cost of NOT dying! Why All Therapists must get comfortable talking about money!’. The event is being held on Zoom and tickets […]

Northern Ireland Counselling Forum Meets With MLAs

Northern Ireland Counselling Forum Northern Ireland Counselling Forum Meets With MLAs Northern Ireland Counselling Forum members together with our patron Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE met with MLAs Colin McGrath and Robbie Butler on Tuesday 5th March to discuss challenges and opportunities.  We discussed how counselling professionals already play an important role in the Community & Voluntary […]

Charlotte Denny

Charlotte was a Founder Member and Secretary since 2004 and sadly passed away after a long and arduous illness, bravely borne, on 30th January.

IFS Informed Workshop

An introductory day exploring the Internal Family Systems model with two experienced Certified IFS Therapists.

NICF Conference 2023 – Feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Conference this year at the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim. Our keynote speaker was Dr Carolyn Spring and we received overwhelmingly positive feedback for the event.

Baroness May Blood

Baroness May Blood It is with deep regret we have learned of the death of our Patron, Baroness May Blood. She was supportive of our concerns regarding party of esteem in the field of mental health, and the work we carried out within the community of Northern Ireland. She attended our Conference, when her other […]

Mental Health Strategy – Letter To MLAs

As a Forum representing over 800 members, all professionally qualified counsellors and psychotherapists from across Northern Ireland.  We are keen to write to local MLAs and highlight some concerns with implementation of the Mental Health Strategy, and the need to ensure it delivers much needed counselling support to address the growing need we are seeing across our communities.

PHA – Pre-Consultation for Suicide and Post-Vention Services

In September 2019, the Department of Health published a new suicide prevention strategy for Northern Ireland known as Protect Life 2. The strategy includes specific actions which the PHA is responsible for delivering, and the agency is now undertaking a pre-consultation on these suicide prevention and post-vention services.

Nexus Accredited Training Register

Nexus wishes to select a group of suitably qualified Trainers and Internal Verifiers (IVs) for its Accredited Training Register. Candidates selected will be considered for work delivering and supporting accredited courses and non-accredited workshops for Nexus NI. Information on the opportunity and how to apply is available on the Nexus website. [wpi_designer_button text=’View On Nexus Site’ […]

Promoting Best Practice in Counselling Report

A Review of Key Stakeholders and Providers of Community and Voluntary Based Counselling Services in Northern Ireland. Dr Jane Simms and Mr Michael McGibbon January 2016 [wpi_designer_button text=’View Report’ link=’http://www.nicf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Ulster-review-of-Statutory-and-Voluntary-Counselling-2015-1.pdf’ style_id=’3000′ target=’self’]

News Article – The Daily Telegraph – Confessions of a depressed psychologist

“I’m in a darker place than my patients” – A psychologist describes how working in the NHS contributed to their depression. Read the article: [button color=”green” url=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/i-was-an-nhs-psychologist—but-i-suffered-from-depression/”]Go To Artcile[/button]  

Public Health Authority Consultation

BACP’s Therapy Today December Issue has  information on page 53 regarding a consultation which the Public Health Authority has initiated. View online here