Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills

WPF Therapy
Course summary
6 months - 1 year
2,400 GBP
Full time/part time
London, Online courses
Next available date: October 2021 - London
Professional Training
Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills

Course description

Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills

This foundation level course  provides students with an opportunity to learn about counselling and psychotherapy whilst developing their counselling skills.  Students will learn skills which can be used to go on to counselling or psychotherapy training or can be used in their existing workplace.  In addition to learning counselling skills, students participate in a personal development group which allows them to expand their self-awareness and interpersonal skills. 

This course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn new skills, discover more about themselves, or find out whether a career as a counsellor or psychotherapist is for them. Counselling skills training is a prerequisite for many other counselling and psychotherapy training courses.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for you if you are interested in training in counselling and psychodynamic psychotherapy, if you already use counselling skills in your work, either paid or voluntary, or if you wish to acquire these skills to develop your potential.

Selection criteria

  • No formal prior qualifications are required but candidates need to be able to fulfil the standards of written work.
  • Candidates should demonstrate self-awareness.
  • Candidates should be emotionally ready to engage in and benefit from the training.
  • Candidates do not have to be in personal therapy during the Foundation Certificate course, but this is a requirement if you decide to pursue further training. Please note that you cannot be in therapy at WPF and on a course at WPF at the same time.
  • Early application is advisable.
  • Please note all applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

A Certificate in Counselling Skills will be awarded to those who meet all assessment requirements. The Certificate is a recognised prerequisite for professional counselling training.

Course delivery details

The course has four different intakes, allowing individuals to choose which best suits them.


  • Selection fee: £45
  • Fee: £2,400 (2020/2021)
  • Registration fee: £300 (due on acceptance)
  • Discounted fee: £2,300 (if paid in full before course start)
  • Selection fee: £45

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WPF Therapy

WPF Therapy provides therapy services for more than 400 clients every week at our modern premises near London Bridge. We also provide training and professional courses in counselling and psychotherapy for over 1,000 people every year. We are a charity...

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23, Magdalen Street
SE1 2EN London

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