Previous counselling training or experience is not required, nor is a first degree or its equivalent.
However, life experience, a mature attitude and a capacity for self-reflection are important and necessary qualities. Students with a varied background and experience are welcome.
Admission to the programme is based partly on the supporting documents you send in with your application, and partly on an interview with the course leader.
Interviews for the Foundation programme take place on a regular basis throughout the year, and are conducted in groups.
There is no requirement for students to be in personal therapy during this course, but this will become necessary if further training is pursued.
Months of entry
This course provides a basic training in psychotherapy and counselling theory and skills.
It combines academic, practical and experiential components within a supportive and challenging environment.
As well as exploring the main therapeutic theories, you will examine philosophical and spiritual perspectives and cross-cultural approaches.
You will learn about the practical and ethical issues of working with clients in a variety of situations.
Two training options are available:
- A one-year certificate course
- An intensive certificate course, ranging from five weeks to three months in length
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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