Applications for our Diploma in Counselling course commencing in 2024 are now closed. Interviews will take place from mid-April onwards. 

Applications for our Certificate in Counselling Skills course applications remain open. Please see individual course pages for details. 

This intensive part-time programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a practicing 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 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.

On successful completion of the Diploma in Counselling you will be a registered member of BACP and after completing the required number of client hours you will be eligible to apply to become a MBACP (Accred) practitioner.

How the programme works

Our one-year part-time standalone Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills is the start of your journey. It is designed to equip you with the essential skills and techniques required for a career in counselling, where every dialogue is an opportunity to reflect, heal, and embrace change.

Our two-year part-time BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling for those who successfully complete a Certificate year for entry onto to the Diploma 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 and with tutors experienced both in teaching and clinical practice.

Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills – Applications are open

In the 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. The course fulfils the entry requirements to apply for our two-year, BACP accredited diploma.

For more information and to apply online.  View full course details.

Diploma in Counselling – Applications are open

The Diploma in Counselling 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.

Applications for the counselling training 2024-25 academic year are now open.

Interview Dates:  April 2024, 19, 20, 21 and 26. (All interview times/dates are confirmed in invitation email).

For more information, please   View full course details

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