Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills

The application deadline for September 2022 has now passed

If you are interested in training with us, you can find more information regarding the course below.  We will be publishing the dates of our opening evenings for enrolment in September 2023 in due course so please keep an eye on the website for further information.

This basic training in skills and theory is intended for those whose work or voluntary activities involve basic counselling skills. Nurses, health visitors, doctors, surgery staff, teachers, clergy, social workers, police officers, probation officers and many others can benefit from this foundation course.

The Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling forms the foundation for the Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited).

Our 2021 Certificate courses will run on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, 6.30 pm to 9.45 pm, over 32 weeks of the year divided into three terms. Numbers are limited for each group.

The training also involves three Saturday workshops.

Topics covered include:

  • Nature of counselling and the client/counsellor relationship
  • Identification and development of counselling skills
  • Levels of counselling and alternative models
  • Patterns of human growth and development
  • Attachment and loss
  • Psychological stress and mechanisms of defence
  • Human psychological growth and development and how this influences relationships and behaviours
  • Using counselling skills in bereavement and loss
  • Impact of serious/terminal illness on individuals and family


The application process for our September 2022 courses is now open.

For more information contact Allya Khammari on 01892 548570 or via email Allya.Khammari@thecounsellingcentre.org.uk

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