Open Days | 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.

Open Days are free to attend, but please register in order to confirm your space via the links below. 

Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory & Skills course

London | Lambeth College, Clapham
Saturday 21 March: 10am – 1pm

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.



Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling

Applications are now closed until Spring 2020 in the meantime explore our Introduction to Counselling courses.

The Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills & Theory is a 1-year part time access course.  

It 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.  

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

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

Course Details

Start date: September 2020

Applications will be open shortly, please register interest to be sent information.

Day: Wednesday  Times: Morning session: 10am-2pm | Evening session: 6.00pm-9.45pm
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

London Connected Learning Centre is based in a beautifully refurbished Victorian school building at the junction of Rectory Grove and North Street in Clapham Old Town.

Getting there:
If you are coming from Clapham Common tube, exit by the stairs on the right. When you have reached street level turn left and walk down The Pavement past the fire station. The CLC is on the left. London CLC is well served by public transport via Clapham Junction on National Rail services, Clapham Common via the Underground Northern Line, Wandsworth Road via the London Overground and is also on numerous local bus routes.


Application Process  

Places are given based on your application form, and if required interview.  Application form available Spring 2020.

It is important, any questions on the application form are answered as fully as possible as suitability is decided based on those responses.

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.

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.

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”