Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling

Start Date:
Part-time: September and April

Intensive: September, January, April and July
12 months part-time

Intensive: 5- or 12-week options

This course offers a solid grounding in psychotherapy and counselling theory and skills. It combines academic, practical and experiential components within a supportive and challenging environment.

You will build your understanding of a range of psychotherapy and counselling theories, with a focus on existential, psychodynamic and humanistic integrative perspectives, as well as cognitive behavioural approaches.

You will explore the practical and ethical issues of working with clients in a variety of situations, and develop essential communication and counselling skills. You will learn to apply academic theory through skills practice sessions and group work.

The course will encourage you to examine your beliefs, assumptions and prejudices and develop your capacity to reflect on your own interpersonal and emotional processes, patterns and experiences.

As well as providing a solid background for those wishing to apply for further professional training, the course offers those who already work in the helping professions the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills.

Tuition Fees


Entry Requirements 
  • Applicants do not need to have a first degree or equivalent. Previous counselling training or experience is not necessary. We require life experience, a mature attitude and a capacity for self-reflection. Admissions interviews are conducted in groups. One reference required, either academic or professional. Not open to students on a Tier 4 visa; intensive certificate is open to students on a Short-term Study visa

English Language Requirements 

IELTS: Overall score 6.5 with 6.0 or above in all 4 components, or equivalent

Course Features 

Successful completion of the Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling meets one of the main entry requirements for the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling

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  • A Way of Working: Overview of Humanistic Therapy

  • Describing Ourselves: The Fundamentals of Phenomenology

  • Facing the Unknown: Consciousness and Unconsciousness

  • Introduction to Gestalt Therapy

  • Putting Theory into Practice

  • Working with Loss and Bereavement

Course Leader 
Mike Harding


'I chose to do the Certificate because, of all the equivalent courses on offer, Regent’s was the most comprehensive and well-structured. It also has an excellent reputation for psychotherapy training.'

Fern Dickson, UK

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