Family Carers Ireland Counselling Service: Pre-accredited Counsellors / Psychotherapists

Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland is the national charity supporting the 500,000+ Family Carers across the country who care for loved ones such as children or adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, frail older people, those with palliative care needs or those living with chronic illnesses, mental health difficulties or addiction. The supports we offer aim to enhance the wellbeing of family carers through and beyond their care journey. Our vision is an Ireland in which family carers are properly recognised, supported and empowered.

Family Carers Ireland Counselling Service is embedded within a framework of individual and group based supports provided to family carers across Ireland. The service provides one-to-one counselling free of charge to family carers and is delivered mainly in a virtual setting, either online or by telephone. Further information is available on our website at

Applications are invited from pre-accredited counsellors/psychotherapists for volunteer positions on our Clinical Placement Programme in Family Carers Ireland Counselling Service.

  • Volunteers are asked to commit to providing 3 hours per week.
  • Volunteers must be pre-accredited members of IACP, IAHIP or PSI
  • Network meetings are held every 8 weeks
  • Small group supervision sessions which meet IACP requirements are provided every 8 weeks

Applications should be e-mailed to Applicants should provide:

  • CV outlining qualifications and experience within counselling and other relevant experience
  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of accredited course in counselling/psychotherapy
  • Evidence of membership of counselling accreditation body
  • Overview of any personal or professional experience of family caring

Further information available from:
Anna de Siún
National Lead for Psychosocial Support

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
9th Nov, 2022
Expiry Date
9th Jan, 2023