Training to become a counsellor or learning relationship skills can be extremely beneficial and rewarding to you both personally and professionally. It is recognised that these capabilities have become an indispensable and much-valued part of modern day life and provide a way of making a genuine difference to people.  A career in  counselling will enable you to make an impact and change the lives of individuals and communities for many client groups.

The Training Centre at The Counselling Foundation welcomes all who are interested in taking the next step on this journey; from those who are looking to use counselling skills within their current job to those who would eventually like to retrain or have a career in giving a counselling service to clients in their own practice.

We specialise in providing high quality counselling training in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and Online; from 12 hour  Introduction to Counselling courses through to professional part-time Post-Graduate and Masters level programmes which are endorsed and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Our wide variety of courses also includes CPD (continued professional development) and Business Training services.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our courses will be delivered virtually until it is over and when it is judged safe to do so, we will re-open our face to face training. Please check the website for updates as we are reviewing this regularly in line with the government’s guidance. We are excited to embrace this online platform and will be using it to launch our courses as well as our open days via webinar. 

We are closely following the BACP guidance and recommendations on this matter. Please check our website for updates, if you are already training with us you will receive communication from our training team but may find this page useful.


We also provide corporate training and coaching for businesses and EAP (Employee Assistance Programmes) to give staff the skills they need in order to be able to listen, empathise and support their co-workers or clients.

The Counselling Foundation charity has been established for over 40 years and is one of the largest counselling and counselling training providers outside of London. Unlike universities and other colleges, we can provide clinical placements where you will train in real counselling centres with clinicians who will work closely with you to ensure you get the best and most up to date theoretical counselling training and experience.

The centre offers flexible timetables designed to work around employment and family commitments and provides excellent student support. We treat our trainees as individuals and encourage you to grow in a nurturing and stimulating environment.

Please view our range of courses and qualifications or contact us for further information.

If you wish to ask any questions please send them to . Please note that we are only able to answer email queries rather than calls currently. Thank you for your understanding at this time.