We are now open for applications for training beginning        September 2018. To find out more you may like to attend our next open event, details below. 

Open Morning

On: Saturday 9th June 2018

Timings: 10-12pm

At: Amherst Room (1st floor), St John's Church Centre, Amherst Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9LG.

This is an opportunity to meet members of the training team and counsellors at TCC to find out more about the training provision here and ask any questions you may have. To book a place at the Open Morning please contact the Training Coordinator on 01892 548750 or via email at


Please see below for links to our application forms and information packs.


Click on the link for general information:

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  • Quality of training

Our Centre has over 20 year of experience in the provision of training. It is well respected and recognised within the counselling world and is assessed and maintained to high standards. The Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling is accredited by the BACP.

Training through our courses enables graduates to work towards gaining BACP accreditation, and to register and become members of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). The BPC is a professional association which recognises high standards of clinical work and represents the profession of psychoanalytical and psychodynamic psychotherapy nationwide.

A progressive training is offered including a foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, the Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited) and Continuing Professional Development.

"The Best and most inspiring course I've ever been on. The content was excellent, the direction was great and the support marvellous. My only regret is that right now is not the right time for me to continue to the diploma course, but I aim to in the not too distant future" 2014 Certificate trainee

  •  Value for money

At the Counselling Centre the course fees are comprehensive. The current fee covers seminars, experiential group, tutorials, placement and supervision of client work. Students on the Diploma course are required to be in personal therapy, the cost of which is extra to the course fee.

  • Placement availability

The Diploma course requires trainee counsellors to work with clients. Finding a placement to provide the student with client work can be difficult and can sometimes result in placements that are inappropriate. This can leave the counsellor struggling and can undermine their confidence.

At the Counselling Centre all students see clients at the Centre. Clients are allocated to them. They do not have to search for placements or their own clients. However, there is no guarantee that the Centre can provide clients, this does depend on the number of clients seeking counselling. Trainees may have to continue their placement beyond the two academic years in order to complete their counselling hours.

Experienced and qualified counsellors assess all clients. Supervision is provided at the Centre by qualified and experienced supervisors.

  • Training offered by the Counselling Centre

Certificate in Counselling Skills Application


Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited) Application


Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

"How to become BACP Accredited" with Anita Stokes.

Saturday 12th May 2018 09.30am - 1.00pm


"Short Term Counselling" with Rosemary Bodiam.

Tuesday 20th February, 6th March, 20th March, 27th March 2018 (4 evenings from 6-8pm)


"Certificate in Clinical Assessment Skills" A CPD with Cate Lyon.

Saturday 13th January, 20th January, 10th February 2018 (3-day workshop)


"Dangerous desire inanimate attachment; psychodynamics of addiction and recovery". A training provided by Martin Weegmann.                                                                                                                     

Saturday 7th October 2017 10am-4 pm.


"Mortality and Mourning: addressing end of life issues in therapy". A CPD by Lucy Davidson.

Saturday 15th July 2017 10am-4pm.

Please contact The Counselling Centre if you wish to attend a workshop, or want to find out more information. Booking forms can be found under "CPD" on the website


Trainees of TCC are eligible to apply for a NUS Extra Card (National Union of Students), which offers various benefits and discounts.