WE REGRET THAT WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE. OUR CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING CONTINUES TO RECRUIT, AS DO OUR WORKSHOPS AND SHORT COURSES. DO CONTACT THE OFFICE DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION.
If you are looking to train as a counsellor, we strongly recommend that you look at the BACP website to find an accredited course in your area.
This modular course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and develops counsellors who wish to meet the requirements for accreditation as counsellors by the BACP
Our course covers all main aspects of the theory and practice of counselling, including modules on setting up professional practice.
Our Diploma course is a part time course. The training part of the course (one day per week, forty days per year) runs over two consecutive years, followed by a further two years during which time the stundent prepares for and sits their exam. Students usually go into a volutary, supervised placement at some point towards the end of their first year of training or early in their second year, and continue in voluntary placement until they have passed their exam. This means that students are effectively in training for a period of between two and a half and four years. Further details can be found in our current course prospectus.
The training days usually begin with a separate group checkin for the first and second year trainees, followed by tutor led theory for the rest of the morning, in each group. In the afternoon students usually break up into smaller groups made up of colleagues from the first and second years, for skills practice, offering good opportunties for tutor supervision and feedback on skills.
We keep contact with our former graduates via our regular Newsletter many of whom have gone on to establish successful private practices or to work as paid counsellors in organisations.
Our philosophy is broadly humanistic and we believe that all techniques and theories are limited and should never be used in ways that avoid or distort contactful relationship between client and counsellor or therapist.
For the Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling course handbook and other useful resources for students on the course, please click here.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy website can be found at www.bacp.co.uk
+44 (0) 1892 655195
- Course Handbook 2017-2019
- Course Handbook 2018-2020
- Course Handbook 2020-2021 updated with regards to COVID 19 (Word document)
- Course Dates 2020-2021
Anna Pester BA(Hons) Couns., Cert.Sup., MBACP (Accred) (Course Co-ordinator)
John Baxendale MSc, PTSTA(P), CTA, Licence ès Lettres, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred). EMDR Europe Accredited practitioner. (Principal of Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Joanna Beazley Richards MSc, TSTA(P), C.Psychol., HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR Consultant. (Vice principal of Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
James Sweeney BSc, MA, PG Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred), CTA, PTSTA
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