Here’s what some of our students on the Foundation Certificate of Counselling course say about their experience

An incredible experience for me. Only 3 weeks in but I am feeling the growth so much. Challenging at times, but absolutely great – the tutor is so supportive.


I’ve really enjoyed the content so far, and our tutor. They have made the process of adult learning easy, and considered our needs as a group throughout the modules.


After searching many counselling courses online, I came across the Foundation Certificate in Counselling course with The Awareness Centre. I decided to apply for this course, as I really liked the sound of what was being offered.

I can clearly say that now I am halfway through the course, it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The course is put together very well, I have amazing classmates and an excellent teacher who is knowledgeable and approachable. Bonny makes the classes fun, interactive and is always helpful if you have any questions.

This course has truly been an invaluable learning experience for me and has given me a good grounding in counselling theory and practical skills.  My self-confidence has grown because of this course, which is due to the great support that I have received from The Awareness Centre staff.

This course has exceeded my expectations significantly, and I would recommend it to anyone who is unsure which counselling course to take.

Sal Choudhry, HA6

TAC have really embraced an effective way of delivering to adult learners. I believe I am learning from experienced and caring members of this industry.

C. M. V. SW2

Module 2 has taken us on a journey into the theories of some of the greats of the counselling world. It’s been really interesting learning about the different models. It’s a chance to help us decide, when treating clients, which is the category that the client may fit into. TAC has presented the models clearly and concisely, they have allowed us to be interactive and pro-active with class presentations and experiencing the counselling setting in a fishbowl scenario. I’ve enjoyed the intensity of this part of the course.


I have thoroughly enjoyed the start to my Certificate course – the tutors have been excellent!

A. G.

 I have had a good  experience on the Foundation Certificate for Counselling. Karen is an extraordinary and amazing tutor and therapist .

She explained the modules and theories very well and clearly. The structure of the course could have been better around the assignments and results marking. But overall I enjoyed my time and loved the classes , even though they were on Zoom. I’m looking forward to my Diploma course and my further studies towards becoming a psychotherapist.


Z.F, SE13

I have just completed module one of the Counselling Skills Certificate course and I can already say that both The Awareness Centre and the course itself really exceeded my expectations. Firstly, I have chosen to study with TAC after extensive research I have done on similar courses and realised there really is nothing out there to compare to this particular course. The communication with the TAC team was very professional and smooth from the very beginning and I found their website very easy to navigate and informative. My first impressions of TAC were that it is an institution ran by very passionate and professional people who genuinely love what they are doing. As for the course itself, it has only been 6 sessions but I have already learnt so much. Our tutor is very knowledgeable, skilled and approachable and she manages the elements of the learning in a well- balanced manner. I feel that the theory we are learning is thoughtfully put together and plenty of time is also allowed to bring what we have been learning into practice. All in all, I would recommend studying at TAC to anyone who is looking to develop their people skills, while making the most out of the actual learning process, as well as to those who decided to take the first necessary step in order to embark on a journey of becoming a qualified counsellor.


The Second Module of the Foundation course allowed us to expand on our skills knowledge and apply theories to our practice, an invaluable experience!


I have recently completed the first module of the Awareness Centre Foundation Certificate. I think the quality of the teaching is very good, and the tutor has managed group dynamics very skilfully. She has ensured everyone gets an opportunity to contribute to discussions, and the way she has structured the training has maximised the opportunities for learning, both from her and from each other. I am enjoying the course and I recommend it to anyone who is keen to learn about person-centred counselling.

Peter Dunn

The Foundation Course in Counselling is a very well put together course. The information is relevant, well-structured into modules and thoroughly explained by our wonderful tutor Karen. I enjoy the triads group practices more than anything else. It is through this personal development group that I personally make the most sense of the theory we are learning about. There is ample time for reading and reflection in the weeks that separate the meetings. I feel that I have grown as a person by embarking on this course, learning about the core conditions of person centred therapy and applying them to my relationships. It’s been a wonderful experience so far and I would recommend this course if you are looking for a safe environment in which to learn and practice basic counselling skills.

Laura Rader

My experience on the introduction to counselling course was thorough and thought provoking. The tutor and course leader were very supportive. Thank you

A.M, London

The content of the Foundation Certificate in Counselling was excellent. I learnt so much about different theories and some of the counselling skills that can be used in the counselling relationship. The course far exceeded my expectations. The tutor was brilliant and managed the group very well. She was very warm and approachable.  I’m so glad that I did the course at TAC and will certainly recommend it to others thinking about doing a counselling course.

M.G, SW17

So far, my experience at TAC has been really fulfilling. The first module of the Foundation has led to some great friendships and shown me that working towards becoming a therapist is the path I want to be on. My instructor has also been incredible so far, and I find the TAC team to always be accessible and available for any questions I may have, or help I need. I am really grateful I found this programme!


I started the Certificate in Counselling Skills course with The Awareness Centre in January and I’ve enjoyed it so much. I feel I have learned so much in such a short time. Our tutor Bonny is excellent and is always ready to answer questions with a wealth of experience and knowledge; her passion for Counselling and for teaching our course really shines through. I’m lucky that I get to share the course with some brilliant people too, we have such a diverse and interesting group; I’ve really learned so much from everyone I’m working with.

Through the course my own personal development has been really interesting – to recognise my strengths but also areas that I was not aware of that needed more improvement, but this has still been a very positive process for me and I believe that although the work is always ongoing; I am a much better person for this course and look forward to continuing working on myself to become a good Counsellor in the future.

The training team has been excellent and very supportive and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both TAC and the course to anyone.

Will Barnes

I was nervous about becoming a student after such a long time. I have been pleasantly surprised with the diversity and depth of life experiences that both my tutor and classmates share. It is increasing my confidence and joy towards learning. With the support of both classmates and tutor I really now feel this is something that is meant for me, and that I can seriously become a professional practitioner.

A. J.

Excellent tutor and standard of teaching. Cannot rate Karen highly enough.

A.M, Leatherhead