December 2023

Welcome to the London Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

When you chose to train with us you will learn practical skills & the application of a wide range of counselling/therapy theories which can be used in your professional & personal life. This course will support you in making decisions about your future development whether in the caring professions or in whatever your chosen career pathway might be.

Training with us in integrative counselling can be a life changing & enhancing process. You will learn skills & abilities & be a member of a diverse collegial group.

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  • London Counselling Course Class Photo from 2022

    The foundation course takes place in Central London over ten weekends across the calendar year. Applications for the 2024 in take will be accepted from February 2023.
    Above: the class of 2023.

  • National Council of Psychotherapists Course Accreditation kitemark

    This introductory foundation course has been awarded COSRT level 5 accreditation for the London Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • Personal Transformation:London Counselling Course

    This course could be the first step towards a new career in counselling or psychotherapy, even if you are currently in a non-related job or profession if you have the appropriate personal qualities.

  • London Counselling Course Class Photo from 2020

    This course which is accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, at level 5, may provide an entry to specialising in psychosexual and relationship therapy via the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. Above: the class of 2022.

  • London Counselling Course Class Photo from 2019

    The course welcomes students from a diverse range of back grounds which reflects the ethos of the training and faculty. We provide a comprehensive overview of the main models of counselling and psychotherapy, and many students progress to a substantive training. Above: the class of 2020.


2023 Applications: London Counselling Course

The 2023 course is now full. A reserve list is currently being held and applications for the 2024 in take will be accepted from February 2023.
Enquiries are welcome at any time: if you have any questions, or wish to register interest in application for 2024 please feel free to contact the course director (without obligation).
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Career Pathways

Qualification routes as a counsellor

For those who are determined, curious or intrigued regarding qualification for professional practice, we have put together a detailed chart and notes which are right here under Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Pathways.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Why Choose Us?

Photograph of the London Counselling Course Class of 2018

This part-time one year course addresses the theoretical and the practical aspects of counselling & psychotherapy. Offering both practical skills and relevant theory, our high calibre faculty are all highly experienced practitioners & educators. Our training includes a module on working with relationship / couples & psychosexual issues.
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  • "It was a very good introductory course to counselling and psychotherapy and its different approaches with a lot of practical experience. This course finally made me realise what I want to do and devote my professional career to."

    JP - 2021

  • "The course really worked for me because the sequence of topics supported my development on placement, and meant I got a huge amount from personal therapy. So there wasn’t a specific moment or module that was the best part – so much was excellent – but I would say the integration of elements works brilliantly together."

    JR - 2020

  • "This course has really solidified my desire to continue on the path to become a therapist. It has also helped me learn a lot about myself as a person and in general made me more aware of my own emotions as well as those of the people around me."

    Fani Neophytou, 2016 graduate

  • "The best part of the year was learning about different modalities and how they can be used when working with clients. The tutors were really experienced and knew how to share their knowledge. I have learnt a lot, not only about theories but also about myself. Thank you!"

    M.M., 2016 graduate

  • "This is the most engaging counselling course that I have participated in. It is unique due to enthusiastic ‘experts’ leading on their specialist subject area each week-end."

    K.T. (Course Graduate)

  • "Thank you again for a fantastic certificate course, as it is my experience on this course that has made me want to train as a therapist!"

    E.P. (Course Graduate)