The next Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills courses will commence in Autumn 2021.

Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills

Applications open on 24th February 2021

Online Open Evening: Wednesday 24th February 18.30 – 20.00

Online Open Morning Saturday 6th March 10.00 – 11.30

To book a place contact:

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 evening or a 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

Fur further information please contact the Training Coordinator at

For further information on the Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling

Please contact Shireen Hart on 01892 548570 or via email

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