This intensive part-time programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a practising counsellor. For many of our students, it’s a personal journey with huge challenges and a great sense of achievement. You’re not just learning how to do something, you’re learning how to be something.

Why choose this programme?

Gestalt is a creative, hands-on and hugely practical approach to counselling. As well as giving you the tools to help others see the possibility for change, Gestalt can lead to much increased self-acceptance and awareness.

You’ll earn a Diploma in Counselling and, having completed the required number of client/supervision hours, professional BACP accreditation – everything you need to work with a range of clients professionally.

How the programme works

The programme is comprised of a one-year part-time course (which can be taken as a standalone course) plus a further two-year part-time course. Along the way, you’ll acquire the advanced interpersonal skills to help clients explore and express their thoughts and feelings. You’ll be learning alongside other like-minded people from staff with unrivalled experience, both in practice and in teaching.

Year 1: Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills

In the first year, you’ll work towards a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills. You’ll study various counselling approaches and see where Gestalt fits into the spectrum before examining Gestalt theory in more depth and exploring bereavement and loss.
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Year 2-3: Diploma in Counselling

The next two years – the Diploma section of the programme – will immerse you in Gestalt counselling methods and prepare you to work professionally as a BACP member. You’ll move from focusing on theory and examining issues in depth to develop your individual practice.
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