In light the COVID-19 escalation and in order to keep our staff and prospective students safe we are hosting our open days virtually as an online webinar.

Register for free online open days

Book now for an online open day to get a better understanding of what it’s like to study to become a counsellor, or learn vital communication skills that will help you better support others, professionally or personally.

Through the online meeting platform Zoom, you’ll have a chance to virtually meet and hear from some of the staff, tutors and past trainees at the Foundation, the opportunity to ask questions and to break into smaller groups for discussion.

Wednesday 10th June 
6pm – 8pm   

Saturday 13th June
Two sessions:  10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm


Discover if counselling training is for you

Find out more about who we are, our expertise in counselling training, part time courses and mental health workshops available. You will have the opportunity to speak to our course tutors, former students and members of the Training Team about our Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling course, whether you are looking to becoming a fully qualified counsellor or learning counselling skills to help you in your current profession.

What to expect:

  • A presentation lasting approximately 30 mins followed by a question and answer session.
  • Support available during the course
  • Learn about our training from current students
  • Understand the route to becoming a fully accredited counsellor through our professional counselling training programme
  • Learn about our part time courses including; Our one year access course, the Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling course 2020
  • Explore the BACP accredited Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling courses, running in Herts and Beds September 2020

The Foundation will closely monitor the situation and react responsibly as things progress. We are moving to virtual training for the rest of this academic year and the start of the 2020/21 academic year as required, including our Introduction to Counselling courses.

We will look to resume face-to-face training once we are safe and able to do so.

Applications for the Foundation Certificate are now open and can be found here


Are you up for the challenge?

The demand for counsellors as well as professionals to have a basic understanding of mental health and be equipped with tools to help support others is now more than it has ever been. We are passionate about promoting positive mental health and by training with us you are more than just a student – you are a part of a community with a mission.

BACP accredited, The Counselling Foundation has been providing affordable and professional counselling courses across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire since 1974. Each year we deliver 30,000 one to one counselling sessions to individuals, couples, employees and the NHS. We train over 300 people annually with counselling skills and qualifications so that we raise awareness and promote the education of mental health.

If you have any questions in the meantime please call our training team on 01727 86 85 85 option 3, where they will be happy to help.

If you have any questions regarding training, please note that we are only able to answer email queries rather than calls currently. If you wish to apply for a course, please send your application form to training@counsellingfoundation.org . Thank you for your understanding at this time.