Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

About the Diploma

September 2024-December 2026

We are now accepting applications for our Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling starting in September 2024. The course is accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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 undertaken at Highgate Counselling Centre’s clinic.

The course is open to those who have previously completed a Certificate in Counselling Skills, or similar. The course is part-time and runs from September 2024 until December 2026 (two years and one term).

The training is held on two weekday evenings (Monday and Wednesday) from 7pm to 10pm, plus some Saturday workshops (usually one per term).

Key Dates:

Open Day: Saturday, 2 March 2024 commencing 2pm at North Bank, Pages Lane.

Course Induction: Thursday, 12th September 2024 commencing 7pm at North Bank, Pages Lane

Course start date: Monday, 16th September 2024.


For more information please contact training@highgatecounselling.org.uk.


Application form – word
Aims and objectives – PDF
Course outline – PDF
Frequently asked questions – PDF
List of training organisations – PDF
Training Open Day – 2 March 2024 – PDF

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 by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) on an ‘annual rolling review’ basis.

The latest re-accreditation report from the BACP states:

“The assessor would like to thank Highgate Counselling Centre for submitting an excellent annual rolling review application. All criteria have been met in full and there are no recommendations. The referencing was exceptionally clear, comprehensive and it was easy to navigate and find evidence supporting each criterion. The submission reflects a course with a clear rationale accompanied by comprehensive training and learning outcomes, which offer a wealth of learning in the psychodynamic approach to its students.” (BACP, May 2022)