Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Gloucestershire Counselling Service)

This is a well established work-based clinical training which we have provided for over 25 years. The course  leads to a professional qualification and provides the clinical and theoretical elements of the training as a psychodynamic counsellor. The course includes theoretical and ontological seminars, tutorial sessions, self-awareness groups, supervision and workshops.

This 3-year training combines theoretical understanding and clinical practice. All trainees on this programme are provided with a clinical placement within GCS's Clinical Service and clinical supervision of this work is an integral part of the course and is provided on site. The Diploma is accredited by BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and completion of this training leads to registration with BPC as a Psychodynamic Counsellor.

The course commences end of September each year

The training programme:

       - Includes a clinical placement within our counselling service (avoids the difficulty of trainees finding their own suitable placement.
       - Includes regular supervision of the clinical work.
       - Leads to registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as a psychodynamic counsellor.
       - Fulfils the training requirements for individual accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Duration - Three years (part-time) involving:

405 contact hours

189 hours of supervision
45 hours workshops
200 hours supervised client work



All years of the course are held in Stroud

Core Course Times:

Year 1: Tuesday 1.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Year 2: Tuesday 1.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Year 3: Monday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

It will be necessary to attend occasional Saturday Workshops. Dates of these workshops are given at the beginning of each year.

Entry requirements:

Applications are open to anyone holding a Certificate in Counselling Skills award or an equivalent course at Level 3 by the start of the Diploma in September. Selection is through application and interviews of suitably qualified candidates.

For further information please email training.bookings@gloscounselling.org.uk or phone 01453 766310.

BPC accredited: 
Stroud, Gloucestershire
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