Taught course

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Newcastle Adult Counselling Weekend)

Northern Guild · Northern Guild

Entry requirements

We have no formal requirements, however applicants will be required to complete our application process and attend 2 interviews, one of which will be with a senior member of our training team.

Months of entry


Course content

The pathway to a career as a professionally registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with adults.

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DPC) is a cost effective training course which runs over weekday evenings and is designed for those seeking to become professionally accredited counsellors. It is also relevant for individuals who may wish to develop and expand advanced counselling skills within either work or vocational settings. You may also apply to progress on to the Diploma in Psychotherapy training programme at the relevant point.

Key points:

  • Length of course: 2 years
  • Primary mode of study: Part-time; Evening (normally 5pm-9pm one night per week)
  • Location: Newcastle or Teesside Training Centre
  • Specialism: Adult
  • Progression: A further year of supervised practice and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) can lead to registration as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. To be eligible for UKCP registration the Counsellor must have completed 450 hours of supervised clinical practice in line with UKCP training requirements. On completion it is also possible to progress onto the Diploma in Psychotherapy and/or the MSc in Psychotherapy.

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Find out more by downloading our prospectus, or browsing our website

Fees and funding

Our students are eligible for PCDL funding, of up to £10,000. Contact us on 0191 209 8383 for details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Sarah Bell
0191 209 8383