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.
To find out more about and understand this programme, we recommend you attend an informal advisory meeting with members of our faculty.
For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we also require proof of English proficiency. Please refer to our website for further details.
Months of entry
January, September, July
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
Information for international students
We host one of the most diverse student bodies in the United Kingdom, welcoming students from over 140 countries around the world. Each year more than 900 students choose us as their study-abroad destination. Regent's is an independent institution, so all students pay the same tuition fees, regardless of nationality.
Fees and funding
Tuition fee: £3,850
Registration fee: £100 (refundable)
Please refer to our website for information on scholarships, bursaries and funding opportunities.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- +44 (0)20 7487 7505
- +44 (0)20 7487 7425