Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)

Open Day 2020

Our Open Events in February are now fully booked but we have added an Open Evening on Wednesday 18th March from 7.00 - 8.30pm at The Counselling Centre, Tunbridge Wells. This evening will provide information on both the Certificate and Diploma training. To book a place at this event, please email Shireen.Hart@thecounsellingcentre.org.uk or call us on 01892 548750. 


Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)

This two year part-time course is designed for those who want to train and practice as a psychodynamic counsellor. Each year is divided into three terms. Our Diploma training includes weekly supervision and client work, all held within The Centre. Our costs cover your supervision, placement and training sessions. 

The Centre is a PCDL approved learning provider.

The 2020 Diploma will take place on a Wednesday. (1st year: 10.00 - 16.45 / 2nd year: 9.30 - 17.00)

Please note, that in order to complete the Diploma, trainee counsellors must acquire 150 hours of clinical practice. For this reason we provide a third clinical year of training when necessary where trainees continue to see clients, attend supervision and twice termly seminars.

In the first year, the training day consists of two seminars (2 hours duration), and an experiential group of 1.5 hours. In the second year the day is longer with three seminars and the experiential group.

Each seminar leader has a personal style and special skills that influence the focus and direction of the seminars.

The curriculum has a 'spiral' shape in that the concepts introduced, explored and re-visited in greater depth later on in the course.

Please note: the experiential group work is an essential component of the psychodynamic training we provide. It is therefore a requirement that applicants have completed a Certificate in Counselling Skills with an experiential group work component. 

For further information please see Diploma Information 2019 or contact the Training Coordinator at Shireen.Hart@thecounsellingcentre.org.uk.