Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

September 2021 – December 2023

We are now accepting applications for our Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling starting in September 2021. The course is accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

The fee for the course is £12,200. There are number of ways in which this fee can paid, please see the course outline for further details. The closing date for applications is 30th April 2021.

This training aims to:

· Provide students with an in-depth understanding of the psychodynamic approach to counselling informed by both classical and contemporary theory and current research.

· Develop the range of skills required to practise as a psychodynamic practitioner.

· Help students develop a sufficient degree of self-awareness and maturity to enable them to practise safely and ethically as a counsellor.

This training is supported by supervised clinical work, which is normally undertaken at Highgate Counselling Centre (HCC). The course is open to those who have previously completed a Certificate in Counselling Skills. The course is part-time and runs from September 2021 until December 2023 (two years and one term). The training is held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm plus some Saturday workshops (usually one per term).


Course Outline –  PDF
Guidelines for Application –  PDF
List of Training Organisations –  PDF
Aims & Objectives –  PDF
Application Form – Word

Five-yearly review of HCC’s Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

A BACP accredited course

The Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling delivered by HCC is rigorously reviewed and re-accredited every five years by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

The latest re-accreditation report from the BACP (October 2020) states:

“The assessor would like to commend Highgate Counselling Centre for a very well organised and professionally presented application. The supporting statements were clear, and the supporting evidence was strong. A picture emerges of a well-run course that provides trainees with a training that is both containing and appropriately challenging.”