April 2024

Unless exceptional criteria are in place - we are happy to advise - all applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • No less than 120 hours counselling or psychotherapy training or equivalent (such as social work, clergy, medicine, as long as they include counselling skills and theories).
  • A minimum of 30 hours of personal therapy in the year preceding entry and at least 20 hours concurrent with training.
  • 50 hours of providing counselling (or equivalent) with adults under supervision; this may be in-person or via an electronic platform. If zoom or teams sessions ( electronic/virtual platform) need to be of 50 mins duration and appropriate clinical supervision must be offered. Clients would usually be seen on an ongoing basis.

Those applying for the London Diploma will usually be invited to a group and individual interview. We tend to be popular and places are often taken in the 9-12 months preceding the training. Our in-room, London, intake is annual in January and our on-zoom intake is scheduled from June each year from 2025 the start date will be September for the online course. Interviews are scheduled between February and July.

Please feel free to contact the course directors if you have questions now. We are always happy to talk with you.