December 2023

The London Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy is a training course specifically designed to provide an introduction to counselling & psychotherapy skills and theories.

The 2023 course is now full.
Applications for the 2024 in take will be accepted from February 2023. The course is popular and early application is always advised. Interviews will be arranged on an individual basis, following receipt of the application form and CV.
Each application is considered as it is received and places are offered as suitable candidates are interviewed and suitable references received.
This course is accredited by the COSRT and supported by the LDPRT and also endorsed by NAOS.

COVID-19: following a period of online training we have now returned to face to face, in the classroom facilitation. LFCC will regularly review protocols in line with government direction and recommendation.

Common reasons to take the course include:

  • As a foundation phase to work towards further counselling/psychotherapy training
  • For those intending to work towards accreditation as psychosexual and relationship/couples therapists in the future
  • For those who wish to develop their self-awareness, their relationships with others and their communication skills
  • By those wishing to enhance their knowledge in the field of sexuality and personal relationships

This is a part-time one year attitudes and skills-based course that will devote itself to the theoretical and the practical aspects of counselling & psychotherapy , whilst also providing space for personal reflection and development.

By the end of the foundation training, and successful completion, you will have acquired the basic counselling & psychotherapy skills which may allow you to apply to progress to a more substantive generic counselling training or The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy training.


The programme acknowledges the diversity and multi-faceted nature of society; it is designed to support professional practice based on integrity, respect, challenge and the life affirming nature of sexuality in all its forms. This awareness is interwoven into the course. Applications are welcome from all those who are suitably qualified, regardless of racial or ethnic origins, nationality, spiritual beliefs or religion, gender, age, social background, or sexual orientation/preference.


The London Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy reserves the right to amend, change or rearrange course design or trainers at its own discretion.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The London Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (LFCCP) and whilst correct at the time of publication, we make no representations or warranties expressed or implied, about the completeness or accuracy with respect to the information regarding external accrediting bodies who may periodically change their terms, conditions or requirements. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Every submitted course application form is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act. For administrative purposes, the names of those accepted on the LFCCP course are usually passed to COSRT in support of COSRT membership and to other counselling organisations in support of the students' placement applications. Please advise us in writing if you wish to withhold permission for us to pass on such details for those purposes. At no time will your details be passed to anyone other than those involved in the training, course administration, placement provision or professional governing bodies. Each student will be placed on email distribution lists dedicated to their student cohort.

The London Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy reserves the right to amend, change or rearrange modules, the course design or trainers at its own discretion.