The Foundation Certificate in Counselling

The Awareness Centre’s Foundation Certificate in Counselling provides a training opportunity in which students can learn about, explore and experience first-hand the field of counselling.

The course provides a solid theoretical and practical introduction to counselling and further provides opportunities to put this knowledge and skills into practise.  It focuses on the development of a range of interpersonal skills and relationship building to attend sensitively and appropriately to the needs of others, whilst establishing and maintaining clear professional and personal boundaries. Self-awareness and personal development are vital components of the training.  The course aims to facilitate these through personal and professional development activities, counselling skills training and theoretical input.

Course Details

The Foundation Certificate is a one-year, part-time course run over a number of weekends (or for part of a weekend) from our training centre in Clapham and is open to those who are considering a career in counselling or those who wish to develop their interpersonal and communication skills.  The course fee is £1850.00.

Two Annual Intakes

Intake One runs from January 2020 to November 2020 *This intake is now full.
Intake Two runs from April 2020 to November 2020


April 2020 to November 2020. Application deadline 29th February 2020

Scheduled Dates
Scheduled Dates
April – November 2020
Application Deadline: 29th February 2020
Selection Day: Sunday 1st March 2020
Day 1Saturday, 25th April – Incl. Induction
Day 2Sunday, 26th April
Day 3Saturday, 2nd May
Day 4Sunday, 3rd May
Day 5Saturday, 30th May
Day 6Sunday, 31st May
Day 7Sunday, 28th June
Day 8Saturday, 18th July
Day 9Sunday, 19th July
Day 10Saturday, 5th September
Day 11Sunday, 6th September
Day 12Saturday, 12th September
Day 13Sunday, 13th September
Day 14Saturday 3rd October
Day 15Sunday, 4th October
Day 16Sunday, 18th October
Day 17Saturday, 7th November
Day 18Sunday, 8th November
Day 19Saturday, 28th November
Day 20Sunday, 29th November

Course Fees

Selection Day: £75, a non-refundable fee.

The Foundation Certificate in Counselling: £1850. A non-refundable deposit of £350 to be paid once you are accepted onto the course.

You can pay for the course in one lump sum, offering a 10% discount of £185.

Or you can pay 10 monthly standing order payments of £150, after paying the £350 deposit.

To Book

Please click on the selection date below

Further Information

For further information, please email our Training Manager Kevin Hamilton on or call 020 8673 4545.