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Counselling Training

Counselling Training (346)

At Metanoia Institute we run two BACP accredited counsellor training routes – one in Person-Centred Pluralistic counselling and the other in Humanistic counselling. Both trainings will provide you with a BSc degree accredited by BACP from Middlesex equipping you to work as a professionally trained counsellor in a range of practice settings. To find out more about each programme of study please click on the below links:

BSc (Hons) Person-Centred Pluralistic Counselling (Advanced Practitioner)

BSc (Hons) Humanistic Counselling


Open events and Introductory Workshops

To help you choose the right counselling training programme for you we recommend you attend one of our open events and/or introductory workshops.  Introductory workshops provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the modality of training you are interested in pursuing. During the workshops you will develop an understanding about the therapeutic approach that underpins the training, the course’s training philosophy, the course content and structure, and meet some of the staff who teach on the programme. Please do note that workshops are no longer compulsory to attend before commencing counselling training courses at the Institute.

Details of the open events can be found here and introductory workshops here

Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies

The Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies will introduce you to counselling theory and support you in developing foundational counselling skills that are required prior to commencing further therapeutic training.  The certificate is a stand-alone basic skills award issued by Metanoia Institute.

Although completion of the Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies does not guarantee acceptance on a professional training programme, an introductory skills therapeutic skills course is a pre-requisite for starting professional study.  You will either need to successfully complete the Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies course, or you must have undertaken an equivalent training elsewhere.

You may apply for a place on a training programme prior to taking the Certificate in Therapeutic Skills and Studies. 

For more information about this course please click here.


Why train at Metanoia?

  • Counselling courses accredited by BACP
  • Graduate from an Institute with a national and international reputation for counselling and psychotherapy training and research
  • Work with staff who are experienced trainers and counselling practitioners
  • Study in a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment in the heart of West London 
  • Enjoy courses that have a strong experiential training base
  • Join a diverse and thriving community of students