Introduction to Counselling 

Not just for those looking to become a counsellor.  Our 12 hour Introduction to Counselling course will provide you with an overview of the different modalities; which includes psychodynamic, person centred, integrative and CBT. You will also gain a good grounding in key topics in counselling, including its cultural and historical origins, different theoretical orientations and the vital role of the counselling relationship.

New Virtual course dates available to book now!

Due to popular demand we are working hard to add extra course dates.

Please check back soon for additional dates or complete the contact form below to be added to our mailing list to be notified.

Online Introduction to Counselling £285

*FULLY BOOKED* Friday mornings | 19 June  – 10 July: 10am – 1pm | 4 week course

*FULLY BOOKED* Saturday mornings | 20 June  – 25 July: 10am – 12pm | 6 week course

*FULLY BOOKED* Monday evenings| 22 June  – 13 July: 6pm – 9pm | 4 week course

We will still be keeping our virtual class sizes small so that you receive the very best learning experience possible, so early booking is as always advisable. If you wish for your employer to pay for you to attend this course, please email us and we will register you on to the course and send them an invoice for the full amount.

Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills & Theory | 1-year part time access course

Psychodynamic counselling initially evolved from Sigmund Freud’s theories on the unconscious and the importance of early childhood experiences that go on to shape our present day relationships.  As such throughout the course you will  develop knowledge and understanding about yourself as you delve into the theory of personal development and the underlying principles of the psychodynamic counselling approach.

It course aims to provide those who wish to develop counselling skills in work-based and other settings with the skills and knowledge, which will enhance and support their work.

The Foundation Certificate also provides the grounding for further training to become a professional counsellor. Whether you choose to undertake our Foundation Certificate alone or if you would like to continue the journey to becoming a fully accredited counsellor; our Foundation course is the first step.  

We are proud to offer:

  • an established course in South London
  • the opportunity for self-discovery and growth
  • personalised teaching with small classroom sizes
  • a nurturing environment with highly experienced tutors
  • a hands on approach to learning with a mix of theory and role play
  • over 45 years of expertise in anxiety, depression and psychodynamic training
  • and a chance to become a part of a charity that is passionate about promoting positive mental health and gives back to the community with affordable counselling sessions

“The course not only teaches theory and skills but encourages self reflection and growth.”
Pam Firth, Foundation Certificate Programme Tutor

Application Process  

Application Forms for the Foundation Certificate are open and can be found by downloading the link below. It is important, any questions on the application form are answered as fully as possible as suitability is decided based on those responses.

We will accept application forms that have been emailed into

Applications can take up to four weeks to process, after which time you will be notified if you have received a place on the course.

If you still wish to proceed with your application, return the acceptance form to secure your place.

Course Details:

Start date: September 2020

Day: Wednesday

Times: Morning session: 10am-1pm | Evening session: 6.00pm-9pm
Two groups are being delivered in South London either the morning or evening session, you will only attend one.

Venue: London Connected Learning Centre | Clapham
              Rectory Grove, London, SW4 0EL

Please note that we are closely monitoring the government’s guidance and there is a chance this course may be delivered online starting in September 2020 and throughout 2020-21 academic year as required. We are excited to embrace this platform and will be also using it to launch our Introduction to Counselling Skills as well as our open days via webinar. Please check our website for updates.

Progression Opportunities  

The course may inspire you to go on and study our professional part-time psychodynamic counselling courses which are Post-Graduate and Masters level psychotherapy training programmes which are endorsed and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

We are currently exploring the prospect of hosting the next stage in becoming a counsellor in South London with our two year Diploma course. Currently this course is offered in our St Albans and Bedford centres.

Alternatively, it is also widely recognised as an access course to many other institutions’ professional training.

Student Feedback:

“I have learnt a great deal, not only about counselling, but also about myself”

“I have skills in my tool box that will help me personally and professionally particularly active listening”

“Completely exceeded my expectations, 100% the right course for me.” 

“I loved this course.”

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 . Thank you for your understanding at this time.