Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

September 2022-December 2024

We are now accepting external applications for our Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling starting in September 2022. Applications should be submitted by 31st July 2022 at the latest. Suitable candidates will be offered an interview fairly swiftly once the application has been received, reviewed and processed. A registration and interview fee of £100 will apply.


This training aims to:

  • provide students with an in-depth understanding of the psychodynamic approach to counselling informed by both classical theory and current research;
  • develop the range of skills required to practise as a counsellor using the psychodynamic approach;
  • 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 (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 2022 until December 2024 (two years and one term). The training is held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 10pm.

Please complete the application form (right) and return it to Kevin Hamilton at Highgate Counselling Centre kevin.hamilton@highgatecounselling.org.uk.


Application form – Word
Aims and objectives – PDF
Course Overview – PDF
Course outline – PDF
Guidelines for application – PDF
Frequently asked questions – PDF
List of training organisations – PDF