Regent's University London

Regent's University London

Psychotherapy & Counselling

This course provides a basic training in psychotherapy and counselling theory and skills.

It combines academic, practical and experiential components within a supportive and challenging environment.

As well as exploring the main therapeutic theories, you will examine philosophical and spiritual perspectives and cross-cultural approaches.

You will learn about the practical and ethical issues of working with clients in a variety of situations.

Two training options are available:

  • A one-year certificate course
  • An intensive certificate course, ranging from five weeks to three months in length

Successfully completing this course will enable you to meet one of the main entry requirements for our MA/PGDiploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling.

Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.

Entry requirements

Previous counselling training or experience is not required, nor is a first degree or its equivalent.

However, life experience, a mature attitude and a capacity for self-reflection are important and necessary qualities. Students with a varied background and experience are welcome.

Admission to the programme is based partly on the supporting documents you send with your application, and partly on an interview with the course leader.

Interviews for the Foundation programme take place on a regular basis throughout the year, and are conducted in groups.

There is no requirement for you to be in personal therapy during this course, but this will become necessary if you pursue further training.

Course modules

Modules include, but are not limited to:

  • A Way of Working: Overview of Humanistic Therapy
  • Introduction to Gestalt Therapy
  • Describing Ourselves: The Fundamentals of Phenomenology
  • Society, Biology and Reality
  • Facing the Unknown: Consciousness and Unconsciousness
  • Putting Theory into Practice
  • Working with Loss and Bereavement


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Certificate Variable 3,850 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Regent's University London London NW1 4NS London

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